Please let me know if this post is better suited for another forum. I couldn't find one that seemed more relevant.
I've just setup a microserver running WHS 2011, and I need to share numerous folders on my home network. With Win 7 this is easy to do, but the whole reason I got WHS is that I want to set permission levels for various users on the network.
User A has read-only access to folders A, B, C; user B has full access to folders B & C, etc. This granularity is not available in Win 7.
(Incidentally, I have no interest in any of the other "features" of 2011 -- backups, updates, etc. I manage all my own backups, I don't use media streaming, none of that stuff. This machine's sole purpose for existing is to give me granular permissions for users on the network. If not for that, I would just stick with Win 7 and keep a peer-to-peer local network.)
Thing is, I don't want each user to install that stupid Launchpad client-side app. I don't want any fishy "apps" installed on any clients; there should be no need for it. So far, once I've shared a folder, all attempts to connect to it from a client machine are denied because of bad credentials. It's as if I can't configure the WHS box to identify users of other machines -- it only seems to want to pay attention to user accounts that are created on it, which is pointless. Is there something simple I'm missing here? Anyone familiar with this?