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Windows 7: Windows 7 machine unable to access Windows XP machine

20 Aug 2009   #1
Nightliner

Windows 7 Ultimate RC
 
 
Windows 7 machine unable to access Windows XP machine

Hi folks,

got the following weird problem on my network:

I have one Win XP machine and one Win7 machine. They can see and ping each other. However, the Win7 machine is unable to access the XP machine. When i double-click on the machine in Win7, I get an "Windows cannot access \\NOTEBOOK - you do not have permission" error. The other way round, everything works fine - from the XP machine, I can do all the things i want...

Some Information on the XP machine: Win XP SP3 Home, Avast Anti-Virus (as on the Win7 machine), Windows built-in firewall.



Any suggestions?




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20 Aug 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Try my registry patch and report back.

See this post -> http://www.sevenforums.com/network-i...tml#post232593
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20 Aug 2009   #3
visy199

XP SP2
 
 

Disable firewall on xp machine and see if it works,if doesn't work maybe you have problems with permissions on xp machine!
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20 Aug 2009   #4
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

It's not a firewall problem, just to get that out of the way. You'd get something more like "Network path not found" error if it was.

His error is typical when anonymous access has been disabled (which is a good thing for security but bad if you don't know how to use it).
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20 Aug 2009   #5
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nightliner View Post
Hi folks,

got the following weird problem on my network:

I have one Win XP machine and one Win7 machine. They can see and ping each other. However, the Win7 machine is unable to access the XP machine. When i double-click on the machine in Win7, I get an "Windows cannot access \\NOTEBOOK - you do not have permission" error. The other way round, everything works fine - from the XP machine, I can do all the things i want...

Some Information on the XP machine: Win XP SP3 Home, Avast Anti-Virus (as on the Win7 machine), Windows built-in firewall.

Any suggestions?
This is a common issue when using XP with Vista or 7. I've always found that creating identical users and passwords on all machines, then disabling simple file sharing on XP machines, tends to solve these issues.
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20 Aug 2009   #6
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Yes that will solve the problem too. +rep for you

It's similar to how I setup my shares at home. But I do not create the same accounts on all machines (it's unnecessary) because if setup correctly the computer will ask you for a username and password when you try to access it from Network.
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20 Aug 2009   #7
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Yes that will solve the problem too. +rep for you

It's similar to how I setup my shares at home. But I do not create the same accounts on all machines (it's unnecessary) because if setup correctly the computer will ask you for a username and password when you try to access it from Network.
Yep, that's true. To avoid having to input credentials, (and since it's entirely possible the same user will use each computer at some point anyway) I just create identical users - sort of like being part of a domain controller/active directory, where users can log into any machine that belongs to the domain.
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20 Aug 2009   #8
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Ah yes. Very good distinction. That is the very essence of workgroups and domains.

Now we have homegroups.. The problem is, most people still can't figure it out. :/ So I think Microsoft could have done a better job in the area of file sharing.
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20 Aug 2009   #9
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Ah yes. Very good distinction. That is the very essence of workgroups and domains.

Now we have homegroups.. The problem is, most people still can't figure it out. :/ So I think Microsoft could have done a better job in the area of file sharing.
There will always be people that can't share files, but I think Homegroups are definitely much easier for people to understand than current sharing techniques! It's easy to create a Homegroup, and it's easy to join one, but unless you know where to look, it's not very obvious to an average computer user. That's why there are user groups like this one, to help people out in their time of need! (I bet the retail version will come with a very nice Homegroup section in the manual - too bad I've never purchased a retail version to know what that manual would look like!)
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20 Aug 2009   #10
Antman

 

I did not get a user manual with retail Vista. @ $240.
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