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Windows 7: Windows 7 canít access Windows 2000 share

24 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
Windows 7 canít access Windows 2000 share

Good morning, I have a big problem: I bought for my company 4 brand new pc with Windows 7 Professional installed. I added my pcís to my domain but I canít access to the share on the windows 2000 server. When I try to connect to the server appears a message that ask for my credential. I canít access also if I insert my credential. I tried to google a little bit for a solution and everywhere I found that I have to change the Lan Manager authentication level but it still doesnít workÖ does anyone have an idea? How can I fix the problem? I have access on windows 2003 share without any problemÖ Thank you for your help, best regards

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24 Mar 2011   #2
Orbital Shark


Hi, welcome to the forums :)

I have had similar issues networking Windows 7 & Vista. 1 thing I tend to try is to remove the password requirement on Vista, in your case 2000. If your router is secured and no other traffic gets onto the network it may be worth a try to see if it temporarily solves the issue, allowing for time to look into the credentials issue.

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24 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit

Hi, thank you for your reply. Unfortunately I can’t remove the password requirements, I absolutely can’t let everyone enter folder shared they’re not supposed to enter… I think the problem it’s something linked to local policy group… all the other client works perfectly…
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24 Mar 2011   #4
Orbital Shark


You may have already done the following but could be worth a try...
  • Click Start
  • Settings
  • Network and dialup connections
  • Click "Make New Connect"
  • Click Next
  • Select "Accept incoming connections"
  • Select a Modem if you don't have broadband else select nothing of a VPN.
  • Select "Allow virtual private connections"
  • Select an existing user of click "add" to add a new user with password.
The following is optional but recommended especially if you need to access more than one machine which are networked.
  • Select "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
  • Click "Properties"
  • Select "Specify TCP/IP address"
  • Input "From" I.E.
  • Input "To" I.E.
  • Click "OK"
  • Click "Finish"
The steps are slightly different for Windows XP but basically the same.
If you PC is connected to the internet via a router instead of a modem then you will have to forward the following ports:-
1723 TCP
1701 UDP
500 TCP
These ports will need to be forward to the IP Address your machine.

Once this is done you will be able to either dial in or create a VPN connection.
Then you will be able to map a drive to any shared folders on the machine.
If you wish to control the machine you can do this by using program such as Radmin (Remote
administrator) , PCAnywhere or Remote Assistance in Windows XP.
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24 Mar 2011   #5
Orbital Shark


Failing that you could try...



and add a new user

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07 Feb 2013   #6

windows 7 ultimate x32

windows 7 cannot access shared folder in windows xp authentication failure
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