Assistance Needed with Sharing Setup

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro X64

    Assistance Needed with Sharing Setup

    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 on both computers.
    Hello, I am hoping someone smarter or more experienced at this than myself can get what I am trying to do to work for me. I actually got the first part to work, it's the second I'm having trouble with. I have a desktop PC and a laptop both on my home network side by side. I created a shared folder between them so that if I need to take a file and get it from one computer to another rather than just having to put it on a USB or cloud storage, I can just put it in this shared folder and replicate it to the share on the other computer. I mapped the shared folder on each computer as a network drive for ease of access. Here's the part I'm having trouble with. I have a program I'm using that outputs files to a destination folder. I have the same program on both computers. However, I can only output files to the shared folder on the computer I created and shared the folder from. On the opposing computer, I CANNOT use the program to output directly to the share. So instead, I tried to create a folder in Documents, and put a batch file in that folder using task scheduler to transfer any file in that folder to the share so that basically I can use the program to output files to the folder that would be task scheduled to move them to the shared network folder every 5 minutes. One of the security options in Task Scheduler when creating a new task is 'When running the task, use the following account:'. I assume that to get this to work I must use the account from the computer where the shared network folder was created, but Task Scheduler doesn't give me any option to select, point to or use that account. So I'm worried that the scheduled task isn't working correctly because of this. It isn't moving files every 5 minutes and shows a status of 0xFF. If you have an idea of what I'm trying to do here and feel like you can assist me, please please let me know as it would be very very useful for me to be able to get this to work. Please and thank you greatly and I apologize for the length of this.
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  2. MaloK's Avatar
    Posts : 993
    Windows 7


    If your software runs from a specific path Ex: N:\MyProgram, then all clients must point to the same directory. You will note that windows will accept to map a shared directory from "within" Ex: I have shared directory c:\MySharedProgram that contain MyProgram, I can also map this directory to N:\ on that same machine. Then all your Computers will have N:\ pointing to the same share on the same machine... I you copy a file to N:\ It will appear in the N:\ on all machines instantly. All your destination to the same place.
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  3. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,555
    windows 10

    If its a users folder the NTFS permissions are special and you wont have rights unless you login to both pcs with same username password
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  4. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Thread Starter

    Does that mean I need to make a user account with the same username and password on both machines for it to work?
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