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Windows 7: Win 2K to Win 7 can't connect

20 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, SP1
Win 2K to Win 7 can't connect

I am unsuccessful in connecting my Win 2k pro system to my Win 7 system through my home network.

The W2K sees the Windows 7 machine, but when I try to connect it to any shared files/folders/drives, on the Windows 7 system, I get the failure: you don't have sufficient rights.

On the other hand, the Windows 7 system sees the W2K and can connect and push/pull anything, including accessing drives, on the W2K system that is shared.

Both machines are set to the same workgroup. I am using the admin account on both machines.

W2K sees Windows 7, but Windows 7 won't let it connect.



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20 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Hi stars1234! Welcome to SF

I found someone with almost the identical has been solved like this:

Try to run "gpedit.msc" on Windows 7 and change the following policy:

[Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Network security: LAN Manager authentication level]

Change it to "send LM & NTLM responses".

Configure "Network access: Let Everyone permissions apply to anonymous users" to Enabled.
I just realize you have Windows 7 Home gpedit.msc might not be available to you.
In that case you can try this:

change the value from 3 to 1
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20 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, SP1

Thanks! DG

I'm printing your instructions right now.

I'm used to working with servers or at least "pro" versions of windows or linux. So this "home edition" of Windows 7 seems really lacking in what I can do with rights.

I even tried given full rights to "everyone" & "guest." You'd think that'd do it since all the computers are on the same network--but no--so what good is "everyone" and a "guest" account? I suppose it's just for show or no-show for that matter. Or as MS would say, it's a "feature."

Thanks again & thanks for the welcome.

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20 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

You're very welcome, Bob. I hear you...coming from Vista Home Premium and all.
Coming from the *nix world myself where root is root and not almost root
Let us know how it worked out for you.

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