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Windows 7: local homegroup failing to access - no permission

25 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
local homegroup failing to access - no permission

hi all !
i have big mindf*** going on here..
i have 3 computers,

A - win7 ultimate x64 (PC) (LAN connected)
B - win7 professional x64 (laptop) (WLAN connected)
C - win7 ultimate x32 (laptop) (WLAN connected)

Theyre all connected on the same HUAWEI B260a wireless gateway, and theyre all under the same workgroup and connected within a homegroup
Standard shared public libraries (music, picture..) are visible and accessible for all of them with each other.

PROBLEM is @ network location
1) when i access from computer A to comp's B hard drive partition its all ok but it cannot access shared partition on computer C (but its visible)
2) computer B cannot access either one of their partitions
3) computer C can access everything and all

All of the HDs partitions are shared



how can i share my PARTITIONS and make them accessible for each computer without having permission troubles?

ive even assigned static ip adresses for each computer (though they comunicate with each other ok so it wasnt necessary to do that)

ofc, partitions are shared, FWs are disabled, all of the necessary services are enabled, there are no AVs blocking traffic
- but because of line under * stated above, nothing of this is actually important

Please help and ease my mind.

Ty in advance..

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26 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

I have only used "workGroup" (Give it a name) for all pc's on the network in advance sharing set permissions for each partition. Make sure 'everyone" is in the group list, in security in the group or users that 'everyone" is in the list as well. If necessary switch off homegroup (through control panel to do this) also check that you search for the pc's through its name. check firewall setting for access for file and printer sharing also network discovery is enabled in the firewall
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27 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

From the start FW was disabled in advanced FW settings.
Also 'HOMEGROUP' is the workgroup name @ every comp..
In security its not set just to 'everyone', but also to 'Guest', 'Administrator' and 'Homegroup'..
I have covered all the standard issues, and i guess it all comes to win7 and its non-correspondence with same OS, at least for 64bit architecture..
Flaws and defects have been made in advance section due to the commitment to 'ease of access' @ simple everyday use..

Fck me if i know what else to do..
And confirmation for that is just 1 - yours reply in the post (TY by the way)
Seems like no one knows just what to do..
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27 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

How to Troubleshoot Network & Internet Problems | Windows 7 Tutorials

this tutorial may help you sort the problem you face. I network 4xp/1win7/1 vista machine through a ethernet switch/router(wireless) and internet modem to the net.
bigest problem was getting the vista machine to allow access. vista to access all other machines were ok..

If you can see all the shares and drive letters but can't access then it has to be that machine you try to access is the problem..
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27 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Well, I'd ditch homegroups completely and stick with workgroups. Here's what I would try (apologies if you've done this already):

Uninstall any third party security software (MSE is ok to keep).
Enable the Windows Firewall.
Leave the homegroup on all three computers.
Create a unique name for the workgroup, and change all three computers to that workgroup.
On all three computers, enable the following advanced sharing options:
  1. Turn on network discovery
  2. Turn on file and printer sharing
  3. Turn off public folder sharing
  4. Use 128 bit encryption
  5. Turn on password protected sharing
  6. Use user accounts and passwords to connect

Now, on each computer you want to share folders (or partitions), right click on the partition (D in this example) and select properties, sharing, advanced sharing - share "D", click on permissions, and verify the everyone group can read. Now, test to see if your computers can access the partition. If they can, great - you can tweak the permissions. If they can't, we can continue troubleshooting.
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