Missing Security Tab on Windows XP Clients

You might not see the security tab for a file or folder when using an XP client for the following reasons:

  • You do not have enough permissions to see the security settings of the file or folder

  • Simplified file sharing is enabled on your client

To disable simplified file sharing, choose Control Panel→Folder Options→View, deselect Use Simple File Sharing (Recommended), and click Apply.

For more information about disabling simplified file sharing and setting permissions on a shared folder, see Microsoft knowledge base article 307874.