Solved Homegroup or Workgroup for office PCs running Win7 & Win8

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January 13, 2013 at 17:39:42
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 2.5 GHz / 4095 MB
A friend of mine has an office with 5 PCs. It's probably easier if I refer to them as A, B, C, D, E. PCs A and B are both administrative PCs, so he would like them to be able to edit and read files on all PCs on the network, but he doesn't want PCs C, D and E to be able to see any files on A and B.

My question is, what is the best way of accomplishing this? Should I put all the PCs on a HomeGroup and edit the permissions accordingly, or can this also be done somehow by putting all the PCs on the same Workgroup and then modifying the permissions somehow?

I'm a noob when it comes to networking PCs. I know how to put all the PCs on the same Workgroup and see each other, but I have no idea how to set permission levels so that only certain PCs can read and write on other PCs. Some help would be great!

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January 14, 2013 at 05:50:22
Do all the computers have the same OSs on them, namely Windows 8 ?


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January 14, 2013 at 10:44:13
They are all Windows 7 and 8 computers.

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January 15, 2013 at 07:26:00
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In a workgroup environment you would create shares on C, D and E.

You would also create user accounts on each PC for whomever will be connecting to those shares. The user accounts should use the exact same username and password they use to logon to their respective machines.

Once you have both created, you then add the user accounts to the shares and grant them appropriate permissions as required.

If you create no shares on A and B, nobody will be able to connect to them.

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