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    A LAN has two win7pro pcs, a new win10Home laptop (replacing an older machine) and other laptops. The two win7pro pcs and the new win10 laptop form a development system for database/app/webapp software, and must be able to create & write files to most any folder on any of the three machines, anytime.

    Essentially, we must be able to treat these three machines as if they were just one machine with several drives run by multiple instances of an admin user. That's how we work.

    I can hear the corporate intakes of breath. For this request, lose that mindset: we're a family, not a corporation.

    When the win10 laptop was configured and introduced to the network a few weeks ago, we managed to persuade it---against its corporate wishes---to allow such access without authentication requests.

    Now, the win10 instance has updated itself, and since then, both win7 pcs encounter username & password requests on attempting to access the win10 laptop's drive c:. That stops us cold.

    Worse, when the username & password are entered, we meet a further Orwekllian requirement for a password for the drive on win7 machine from which the request was made!

    How do we defeat these ludicrous requirements?
    01-04-2016 02:36 PM
  2. TechFreak1's Avatar
    What your looking for is a centralised server with dumb terminals or the easiest solution would be to use Network Attached Storage. If you do insist on going through your route, share a folder and map it as a network drive.

    I understand what your saying however to implement exactly what you require introduces several holes in security and pretty darn large ones at that.

    As if anyone was to breach your network they would have access to everything.
    Ed Boland likes this.
    01-05-2016 03:19 AM
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    01-05-2016 06:47 AM

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