|12 Mar 2012||#1|
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W2K Pro & XP Pro boxes can't access shared drive C on Win 7 Pro 64bit
On this wired homebiz LAN (Netgear router), boxes A through F belong to one workgroup. A runs Ubuntu, B runs W2KPro with IIS 5, C and D run XP Pro with Apache server 2.2, E runs XP Home with no web server, and new box F runs Win 7 Pro with IIS 7.5.
-- all can ping one another
-- all can run web apps on A, B, C, D and F
-- B, C, D and E can access hard shared hard drives on one other
-- F can access shared drives on B, C, D and E.
-- But the W2K & XP boxes (B,C,D,E) cannot access the shared drive C on the Win 7 Pro box (F).
All those boxes report drive C in F is "not accessible".
Under "Ädvanced sharing " in F under Win 7 Pro, that drive is marked Shared, given a Share name, and given appropriate permissions.
And in the network and sharing center in Win 7 Pro,
-- Network discovery is on,
-- File & printer sharing is on,
-- Public folder sharing is on,
-- Media streaming is on,
-- File sharing using 40|56 bit encryption is permitted,
-- Password protection is off,
-- Allow Windows to manage homegroup connecitons is on.
I also tried ...
-- flipping public file sharing
-- the EnableLinkedConnections fix Programs may be unable to access some network locations after you turn on User Account Control in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
Neither made the slightest difference.
Those are all the suggestions I've found on the web.
It's a dealbreaker. If we can't access that drive from the LAN, Win 7 has to go.
If anyone has succeeded in accessing a shared drive C in Win 7 Pro from XP Pro or W2K Pro boxes on a LAN, please would you describe how you did it?
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|12 Mar 2012||#4|
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I'm glad that worked for you.
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