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Windows 7: Stranger Sharing Issue


29 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 
Stranger Sharing Issue

Hi

Okay, here is my set-up: I have 3 PC's all with the same 7 build (Please see spec) and loads of NAS devices.

PC 1 can see and access all NAS devices and PC 2 & 3
PC 2 can see and access all NAS devices and PC 1 & 3
PC 3 can see and access all NAS devices and PC 1 & 2 - But can only access PC 2, it asks for a user name and password, followed by a network password for PC1

I have the same use and password on all PC's, I have a workgroup setup on all the PC's and NAS devices.

I've tried turning the firewall off on PC 2 & 3 - no difference
I've check the security settings on PC 2 & 3 and there are the same


I have set the following settings:
  • Network discovery turned on;
  • File and printer sharing on;
  • Enable file sharing for devices that use 40-56 bit encryption on;
  • Password protection turned off;
  • Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers selected.
Any help appriciated, I thought I knew this stuff

Regards
UK Media

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29 Sep 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

This should fix it alone --->Turn on password protected sharing for the machines.
But I'd also choose "allow Windows to manage homegroup connections" and disable IPv6 on all machines. Also disable IP Helper service.
Another thing I'd do is set them up with the 128 bit encryption instead of the 40-56, unless you specifically need that for a reason.
I run with network discovery off.
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29 Sep 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
This should fix it alone --->Turn on password protected sharing for the machines.
But I'd also choose "allow Windows to manage homegroup connections" and disable IPv6 on all machines. Also disable IP Helper service.
Another thing I'd do is set them up with the 128 bit encryption instead of the 40-56, unless you specifically need that for a reason.
tg

um, homegroup needs IPv6 to run. try setting one up with it off. You will error
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29 Sep 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Yes, but he is not using homegroup. I figured to tell him how I have it so we could rule out all possibilities. I don't run homegroup either. I have all homegroup services disabled. But ya, I only learned that fact a few weeks ago.
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29 Sep 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Yes, but he is not using homegroup. I figured to tell him how I have it so we could rule out any possibilities. I don't run homegroup either.
My apologies. I saw homegroup connections and thought. I had read his post earlier but musst have missed it YOu are of course correct. I dont run homegroup either and have IPv6 disabled as well. I juswt wish MS would fix networking

ken
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29 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

I'll try a mixture of these things but what I can't understand is why the other 2 PC's are okay - one was an upgrade and one was a clean install - and yet this one PC is different...
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