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Windows 7: Networking W7 and XP

14 Jul 2009   #1

XP Pro SP3 and W7 build 7100
Networking W7 and XP

Hi All,

I have two computers on a home network

Solaris: Windows 7, build 7100, formatted with a system partition (C), and a data partition (D). Printer connected to this machine
Mercury: Win XP SP3, formatted with 1 system partition (C) and an external data drive (D).

Both D drives on Mercury and Solaris are shared.

I have a networkig issue. From Mercury (XP) I can see Solaris shares just fine, printing works no problem. All is good.
However, from the Windows 7 machine, Solaris, I can see Mercury in the network but cannot connect to it or it's D drive. When I try I am told that I do not have enough permissions.

I have enabled file and printer sharing on both machines and tried turing off all firewalls but it's driving me mad now that I can't connect to Mercury from Solaris.

Does anyone have any ideas? Any help would be much appreciated!


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