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Windows 7: Remote access to hard drive without needing password


12 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 32bit and 64Bit
 
 
Remote access to hard drive without needing password

I have been setting up networks and servers for years and I never have had this issue. I am unable to setup Windows 7 Pro 32 bit so That other computer in the same workgroup can access E Drive without needing a Password.
I have turned off Password protected sharing.
Under security for the drive I have added the group everyone with full control.
One interesting thing is that under sharing I am seeing this. I am not allowed to click on the Share… Button.
I have been setting up networks and servers for years and I never have had this issue. I am unable to setup Windows 7 Pro 32 bit so That other computer in the same workgroup can access E Drive without needing a Password.
I have turned off Password protected sharing.
Under security for the drive I have added the group everyone with full control.
One interesting thing is that under sharing I am seeing this. I am not allowed to click on the Share… Button.

I have set this up under advanced sharing



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12 Dec 2010   #2

 

You'll have to add the "everyone" Group to the "security" tab along with the "sharing permissions".
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12 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro 32bit and 64Bit
 
 

Already done and still no joy
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12 Dec 2010   #4

 

can you UNC into: \\homeauto\ ? Does it prompt for username pw?
Are all machines in the same workgroup?
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13 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro 32bit and 64Bit
 
 

yes all are in same workgroup and it does promt you for a password.
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13 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

If that drive was built on another machine you may need to take ownership of the drive to gain access "link below".

It usually works to gain access to the drive by adding rights for Everyone with the Security tab like in the picture below.

Take Ownership Shortcut


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13 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Pro 32bit and 64Bit
 
 

The drive I am trying to share is a partitioned drive on the local PC. The p[problem I am having is that it wants a login and password to access the drive remotely. I have turned off have turned off Password protected sharing.
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13 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Doesn't matter if you turned off password protected sharing, that setting is for User permissions not drive access. Drive security is much tighter than User permissions, you still need to allow for permissions on the security tab and you may need to take ownership of the drive if it was from another system.
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13 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 Pro 32bit and 64Bit
 
 

The ownership was Administrator. I changed it to David since I am logged in under that. I have admin rights.


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13 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Between that and the Security tab? Like my picture shows, your picture only shows the "Sharing tab" You should be able to access that drive unless mayber there is an A/V software or third party firewall involved.

This looks like it was created on an XP machine.
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