Enable mandatory password login WIN XP HOME

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January 11, 2010 at 10:46:36
Specs: Windows XP HOME SP3, 2GB
Hello
I would like to ask ask you how I could enable a mandatory login password when accessing a computer with Win XP Home edition.

I know I can change permissions by booting Win XP Home in safe mode. But what I see then is just three users:

"admin"
"my user"
"SYSTEM"

The problem comes because I do not know what settings I have to put after booting in safe mode.

I would like to avoid other users access this computer from other computers in the same local network without having to enter a password.
I have to add that the user "my user" does have a password and that it requires the password whenever I want to enter from the computer I created this user. However if I try to access this computer from another computer in the same local network then it does not require any password.
Thank you very much in advance.

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#1
January 11, 2010 at 13:48:31
Safe mode has nothing to do with it. If all the accounts are password protected, the system should ask for a password from all connections.

If you disable file sharing, no one should be able to access any files.

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#2
January 11, 2010 at 14:55:20
Hopefully I did not explain myself wrong. Please, take a a glance at this:
http://www.wikihow.com/Disable-Simp...
I hope that helps understanding what I meant.
So still without any idea about how to solve this. Does anyone have any other suggestion?
Thanks

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#3
January 11, 2010 at 15:13:42
It was assumed you would disable simple file sharing if you wanted password access. This is what the article is about: how to disable simple file sharing.

Next step is you create user accounts and assign them passwords. You give this information to the users.

Unfortunately all they have to do is check the box on their machine of "do you want windows to remember your password" and walla they will autologon every time after that until you change the local account password.

Welcome to the insecure world of peer to peer networking.

Consider instead setting up specific shares and assigning specific user rights to the shares. Do not share the entire drive.


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#4
January 11, 2010 at 15:29:06
Sorry, I am not sure whether I have already let you get straight my doubt or not . When you said "It was assumed you would disable simple file sharing if you wanted password access. ", that is right the thing that I do not know how to do.

I know I have to boot in safe mode but I do not know what to do then and how to set those permissions like I said in my first post. I hope you understood my doubt by then or at least you understand it now.
Thanks

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#5
January 11, 2010 at 15:59:21
Sorry, I made a mistake, This is the link I meant:
http://www.wikihow.com/Disable-Simp...
But I do not know how to do the last step of this link I just mentioned: "change the permissions of the desired folder(s). You can now change all the permissions of the folder just like you would in Windows 2000."
Hopefully doing that I would force users from other computers type a password to enter into this computer which as Win XP.
Any idea to do this?
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#6
January 11, 2010 at 16:23:09
Well, may be there this cannot be done in Win XP Home and the answer is here:
http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.... and there is no straightforward way to do what I want in Win XP Home.
Still, any suggestion is welcome in case you have it.
Thanks

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#7
January 11, 2010 at 17:04:14
Is your ultimate goal to block all users on the network or to allow only certain users?

Since you are using XP Home, I assume that there is no local domain. Is that correct?

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#8
January 11, 2010 at 17:12:04
My ultimate goal is to allow those users who can type any proper user and password from this computer and only those users. Any idea?

Exactly, there is no local domain.

Well, I tell you mine: I just had an idea. It seems that people on the same local network enter into you win xp home edition computer through you guest account. Would it be possible to boot in safe mode like http://www.wikihow.com/Disable-Simp... and then create a fourth user called guest and then deny all the permissions for this user?
The only doubt I have about the viability of this idea is that the guest user is already created by default and I do not know if I might break anything doing this I just mentioned.
What do you think?
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#9
January 11, 2010 at 18:47:03
I thought guest was disabled from the start. Just give guest a password & don't tell anyone what it is.

I don't have XP home here, so I can't test accounts & permissions but if you can't get it working, maybe you could encrypt the files & give passwords to the users who are allowed access.

What type of files are being shared?

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#10
January 11, 2010 at 19:12:07
thosecars82 forget about booting into safe mode. You just need to logon as admin type account and you can turn off simple file sharing.

Here is a hint: if you don't know how to do something put it into a web search engine to get more information. Like google "disable simple file sharing"

To disable simple file sharing go to Explorer/Tools/options/view and at the very bottom uncheck simple file sharing.


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#11
January 11, 2010 at 19:13:36
I told him that he didn't need safe mode in my first response. I guess he missed it.

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#12
January 11, 2010 at 19:24:01
Ah we all need a reminder or two :-)

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#13
January 12, 2010 at 10:46:05

The thing is that as far as I know Win XP Home does not offer that choice to "disable simple file sharing" either you log in as admin or not.
On the other hand Win xp home does not offer the choice to give Guest user a password.
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#14
January 12, 2010 at 13:30:30
Then go with the encrypted file idea if you can't make the permissions work.

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