I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me solve this problem. I have a several computers on a network. Of that network, there is one server(Windows server 2003) that acts as a file server. There is a several shared folders in C:\ drive that is shared with all computers on the network. They all run on windows XP, and some in windows 7.
My question is this. is it possible to password protect the shared folder on the fileserver? what i really want is once everyone logging to their computer that's attached on the network, they start trying to gain access to the folder on the fileserver. But before they gain access, they have to supply a password. Now, i'm talking about across the network, not on the local computer.
There are for example 500 client computers that can see the shared drive, but only 100(for example) of those computers must be allowed to access an specific folder by typing the user and password prompted. Manage this requirement adding specific users to permission of the specifics folders become unmanageable, is just for that that i want only setup an different password for each shared folders.
To resume: I only need get the users prompt for a password wnen he tries access to a certain shared folder over the network. There is any method to do this?
Your help is highly appreciated and look forward to hearing from you.