Right thanks for the help guys, managed to network 2 laptops (vista) to my pc (xp home) and i can share files and print which is great. Now i want to step it up a bit. I want to administrate a lock down on the 2 computers by blocking certain ports, and not giving them access to certain features such as right clicking on desktop, when they right click a box pops up prompting them for a password, not being able to right click on my comptuer, install or uninstall any software without a password. Just stuff like that really, what would i need to do this and how would i go about doing something like this? Thank you!