on our campus we can make workgroups and then share files. some of them i have noticed are password protected. i made one with some friends, but i couldn't figure out how to pass-protect them.
in that case, the workgroup itself is probably not password protected...but rather, it is 'private' and only allows connections by selected users/computers.
Because you are trying to access a protected resource from an a computer or user account that is not a member of the workgroup, you're given the opportunity to authenticate as a user with access rights.
add only users you want to be allowed into your workgroup as members with full access(allowed to read and write to your folders) and block everyone else off
Last edited by Bebi; 08-26-2005 at 06:07 PM.