I have four machines on my network. On my Live Book (current firmware), I have the default public share and two private shares.
My primary desktop and laptop can access all shares (using my win7 account/password, also setup the same on the MyBook). My son’s desktop (Win XP Pro) and my HTPC (Win 7 Home) can access the default public share but not the private share (they have been setup on the MyBook dashboard with rights to the share). These two machines each their own unique login accounts (not my account).
I want to be able to grant these two machines read only access to avoid any accidental deletions of the content (music). I wish that I could put my photos into a read only share but then the WD Photos mobile app wouldn’t see them (that’s a whole different story). The photos are in the public share and all macihnes/accounts can see them.
If I attempt to map a drive from these two machines or even my own desktop/laptop with the HTPC account or my son’s account, it fails. I do not have any existing mapped drives that would conflict with different credentials.
I have tried to map the drive with either machinename\account and mybooklive\account and neither of them work. I have setup a workgroup on all machines and the MyBook and the workgroup name is consistent among all of them.
Only my account can access all of the shares. Neither of the two “sub-accounts” can access the private shares. My son’s account on his machine doesn’t have a password so I setup his account on the MyBook with none either. I tried creating a new account on the HTPC and setting up the same account on MyBook and no luck.
Any suggestions would be highly appreciated. Thank you in advance.