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Windows 7: W7 desktop can't read W7 laptop. Laptop can read desktop. Same settgs


23 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 645 bit
 
 
W7 desktop can't read W7 laptop. Laptop can read desktop. Same settgs

Both machines are Windows 7 64 bit. I have set all network settings exactly the same. I have turned off Zone Alarm on the laptop. I have set set sharing on drives and folders to Everyone. While the desktop can see the laptop over the home network, when I try to access files, I get the "enter username password" dialog box, which seems to have no function (at least to me). Not sure where the culprit lies.


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23 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When you enter the username and password for the desktop what error message do you receive?
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23 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seawolf9844 View Post
Both machines are Windows 7 64 bit. I have set all network settings exactly the same. I have turned off Zone Alarm on the laptop. I have set set sharing on drives and folders to Everyone. While the desktop can see the laptop over the home network, when I try to access files, I get the "enter username password" dialog box, which seems to have no function (at least to me). Not sure where the culprit lies.
If both machines are Windows 7 you would be far better served setting up a Homegroup rather than messing with the NTFS security permission settings.

Obviously you would want to turn off password protected sharing in the Advanced Sharing Settings but that probably isn't the problem here.

The User folders should already be shared out "by default" through the Sharing tab on those machines, though you may need to add write access if required. If you set up a Homegroup then you won't need to adjust the security settings at all.

Zone alarm will prevent sharing in some cases, very typical problem here.
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23 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 645 bit
 
 

To Parman: "Logon failure: unknow user name of password" is error message. Both machines have same accounts set up, so this error is very confusing. It never has worked.
To Chev65: I am using Home Group. Password is Off. To make sure ZoneAlarm was not a culprit, I turned it completely off as a test.
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23 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seawolf9844 View Post
To Parman: "Logon failure: unknow user name of password" is error message. Both machines have same accounts set up, so this error is very confusing. It never has worked.
To Chev65: I am using Home Group. Password is Off. To make sure ZoneAlarm was not a culprit, I turned it completely off as a test.
Good idea on the Homegroup.

OK, Both machines, same account?

You can have the same User name but the machine names need to be different or they won't be able to see each other at all.

But besides that, Zone Alarm will cause problems even when it's turned off.

Other types of Homegroup problems can be solved by going through the link below.
http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/wi...-to-homegroup/
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