OK, I tried it on my system. My computer is running Windows Me and has a computer name we’ll say is LBYARDPC. I assigned read-only and full access passwords to C:. When I accessed it from a Windows XP Pro computer on my workbench, set-up for workgroup networking, with the Windows Explorer it prompted for a password like so:
User name: LBYARDPC\guest
The password worked and I was able to access the drive.
I did the same thing on THE Wife’s Windows 98 computer and it behaved exactly the same way when accessed from Windows XP.
When I accessed her C: drive from my Windows Me computer it displayed
And it worked when I entered the password.
Is that what you are attempting? I’d try again.
>Is there a way to make one list of people who can access these computers and all the computers on the network access this list rather than recreating it on every computer?
You would need the Server version of Windows NT, 2000, 2002 or other software that provides domain controller functions to do this. On a workstation you would use Settings, Control Panel, Network, Access Control, select User level access control and obtain the list from the domain controller. Security of shared resources can then be controlled from the central list of groups and uses on the domain controller and is similar to the refinement that the resources on an XP Pro computer can be controlled with its list, except there is one list that for all of the computers that are configured this way.