I have a handfull of PC on my home network, all W2K Pro.
I need to set up one of these (PC-1) to be able to access a drive/partition on another of these (PC-2). This drive should be accessible to PC-1 only.
The two PCs in question both log in as Administrator, and the accounts have the same password (actually, apart from computer name, the installs are identical).
The network is as standard as you can get, and working fine on one workgroup named W1.
On PC-2: I create a New Share for the drive, go to Permissions, the click Add for permissions and get the Select Users or Groups dialog.
This first line on this is the Look In selector for for computers in the workgroup, and it is greyed out.
At stages (ie. under earlier installs), I have been able to change this drop-down selection. To the best of my knowledge, I have not changed anything and the installs are as identical as can be.
I have gotten around this issue by simply giving access to user Network, but this obviously gives access to all PCs on the network, not ideal and I would rather avoid this.
What am I missing? Shouldn't this drop-down selector let me select PC-1 on, then the user from that machine, simple as that?
Please help me if possible, before I tear my hairs out!
Thank you and all the best...