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Windows 7: Networking Win 7 and XP Pro

21 Sep 2009   #1
edenforge

XP Pro and Windows 7
 
 
Networking Win 7 and XP Pro

Windows 7 on Notebook

Network - wired

Network and Sharing lists the following under "Network"

Buffalo_NAS, can access
Computer "Home" (XP Pro), can access
Computer "Acer-2" (this machine - Win 7)
Computer "Work" (XP Pro) this gets the following message when I try to access:-

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Network Error
Windows cannot access \\WORK
You do not have permission to access \\WORK.
Contact your network administrator to request access


Windows "help and support" does not appear to be very helpfull :-(
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Internet access is working, this over the network via a router.

I am NOT a networking expert of any sort and this has be baffled, can anyone suggest what might be the problem please?

The "Home" computer can access "Work" OK

regards
Bob


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21 Sep 2009   #2
ultraplanet

Windows 7
 
 

Welcome edenforge. Here's a link to another thread here in the forums. Follow the steps outlined by Barman58 and let us know how it turns out.

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21 Sep 2009   #3
edenforge

XP Pro and Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the reply.

Tried all that, but still cannot connect to \\WORK.
It seems to me that a username and password are being looked for, but I see no place to enter them

Any suggestions welcome.......

Cheers
Bob
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21 Sep 2009   #4
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edenforge View Post
Thanks for the reply.

Tried all that, but still cannot connect to \\WORK.
It seems to me that a username and password are being looked for, but I see no place to enter them

Any suggestions welcome.......

Cheers
Bob
Hi Edenforge,

I assume you have shared at least one folder on the "work" machine?
You can't logon to just \\work
You need at least one shared folder on that machine.

In the explorer, map a network drive, and in the dialog, click on, use different credentials.

Now type the location \\work\name of shared folder, and press next,

You will get a dialog where you can type the username and password of the account you use on the "work" machine.

If you still get access denied, disable firewalls on both machines, to ensure they are not blocking the access.

99% of denied access is due to firewalls set to strictly.

Especially Zonealarm gives problems.

Good luck
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21 Sep 2009   #5
ultraplanet

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edenforge View Post
You do not have permission to access \\WORK.
Having the same user name and passwords on both machines is what I am still zeroing in on here. Passwords can not be blank. What's your version of w7?
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21 Sep 2009   #6
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ultraplanet View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edenforge View Post
You do not have permission to access \\WORK.
Having the same user name and passwords on both machines is what I am still zeroing in on here. Passwords can not be blank. What's your version of w7?
Having similar accounts on both machine is not necessary.

You can logon with the user account of the target machine.
(logon with different credentials dialog)

greetz
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22 Sep 2009   #7
ultraplanet

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Having similar accounts on both machine is not necessary.

You can logon with the user account of the target machine.
(logon with different credentials dialog)

greetz
Your absolutely right.
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22 Sep 2009   #8
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

One other thing to try from the Windows 7 machine is to replace the Computer Name with it's IP address eg. \\192.168.1.24\sharename - this can help if there is a name resolution issue.
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22 Sep 2009   #9
SomewhatStock

Windows 7 Professional, Vista Ultimate, Xp Professional
 
 

really...just uprgade the xppro to 7 and be done
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22 Sep 2009   #10
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SomewhatStock View Post
really...just uprgade the xppro to 7 and be done
Not very helpful.

I can imagine he doesn't want to re-setup his server, just because of a minor network issue on one of his clients, which is easily solved.
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