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Windows 7: LAN between Win 7 and XP PC won't connect

23 Oct 2013   #1
solarblast

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LAN between Win 7 and XP PC won't connect

I have a simple ethernet LAN between my den Win 7 PC, call it DEN, and another room with a XP PC, call it ASTRO. I haven't used the XP PC much lately (months), but I cannot logon into it from the den. I recollect though that there have been times when I could.

I try to logon from DEN by using ASTRO in the folders:
...
Network
>ASTRO
>DEN
Control Panel
...

When I do that, I get a dialog like:
========================
Enter Network Password
Enter your password to connect to ASTRO
DEN\den
area to enter password (I no longer know my pwd)
a check box to remember my credentials

Logon failure: unknown name or password.

OK and Cancel buttons.
=========================
I'm stuck.

How do I get this to work?


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23 Oct 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

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So you're sitting at the win7 pc and try to access shares on winxp, correct? If so

winxp is called astro.
What winxp users are defined on winxp and have access to that share? Maybe it's easier to delete the share and recreate it. Which users did you give access to that share? Reset their password on winxp if you don't the password anymore.
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23 Oct 2013   #3
2xg
Microsoft MVP

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Hi solarblast,

In addition..... see if this method helps.

An update will be appreciated.
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23 Oct 2013   #4
solarblast

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
So you're sitting at the win7 pc and try to access shares on winxp, correct? If so

winxp is called astro.
What winxp users are defined on winxp and have access to that share? Maybe it's easier to delete the share and recreate it. Which users did you give access to that share? Reset their password on winxp if you don't the password anymore.
Yes, I'm trying to access shares on xp. Correct about astro.

I found the shared list, and see no entries shared. Very odd. I see

Computer Mgmt
Shared Folder Path ... Comment
ADMIN$ C:\ Remote admin
Astro$ C:\ Located in room xyz
C:$ C:\ default share
E:$ ...
IPC$ ...
My Docs ...

I probably made shares 5-6 years ago, and was allowed to make folder shares of say:

C:/Photos/Lakes/Ponds.

"Reset their password on winxp if you don't the password anymore." "...don't know..."?
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23 Oct 2013   #5
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

unshare the folder and share again

from command prompt on winxp
Code:
net  share
To see what is shared now
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23 Oct 2013   #6
solarblast

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2xg View Post
Hi solarblast,

In addition..... see if this method helps.

An update will be appreciated.
I'm using SP3.

Quoting the "method" above, "xxxxxxx is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Access is denied." I get; msg like that msg when trying to get to win7 from winxp. "Astro not accessible. May not have permission. Network path not found."
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23 Oct 2013   #7
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarblast View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2xg View Post
Hi solarblast,

In addition..... see if this method helps.

An update will be appreciated.
I'm using SP3.

Quoting the "method" above, "xxxxxxx is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Access is denied." I get; msg like that msg when trying to get to win7 from winxp. "Astro not accessible. May not have permission. Network path not found."
Astro is win7 machine? Sorry I misread your previous post.

delete the share on astro and recreate it. What user name(s) do you give access to that share?
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23 Oct 2013   #8
solarblast

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
unshare the folder and share again

from command prompt on winxp
Code:
net  share
To see what is shared now
I had to edit the Computer Mgmt table above. I have to walk 100' to the winxp, and sometimes cannot recall what I see. Paper and pencil works better. The tabled gets a little jumbled because it takes out multiple spaces, and makes them one space.

I tried removing the C$ shared folder, and got:

"This has been shared for admin purposes. The share permission file security cannot be set."
Shortly after I see a dialog for C$, It shows two greyed out entries. One is for C:\, but I cannot do anything with it.

I do not know how to unshare using the Computer Mgmt dialog. What is net share above?


Note I am the admin.
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23 Oct 2013   #9
solarblast

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Astro is win7 machine? Sorry I misread your previous post.

delete the share on astro and recreate it. What user name(s) do you give access to that share?


Response:
Something has gone awry here with this thread.

Astro is a WinXP. How do I delete the share on astro? Where do I find the names you refer to? Did you look at the table I provided below?
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24 Oct 2013   #10
Kaktussoft

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I'm confused. Let's recap

Astro has 2 shares you made yourself: Astro$ C:\ Located in room xyz
and My Docs ...

Which one you can't connect to from win7?
Net share did tell you to what folders the shares point to.
NET SHARE Astro$ /delete
That deletes share Astro$
After that you can recreate it.
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