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Windows 7: Windows 7 file sharing issue

14 Aug 2009   #1
The King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM FINAL
Windows 7 file sharing issue

First of all, hi everyone, im new to the forums...

I have a very strange problem with networking betweem VISTA and 7.
I have a laptop with wireless connection running Vista SP1 X32 (HP) and a desktop (wired) running Windows 7 X32 RTM. I have disabled the password network feature, enabled file and printer sharing and enabled the sharing for the drives individually (for both pcs).

My laptop has 2 drives, one is the C (system) which i cannot access via network from my desktop and the D (HP recovery) which i can.
The errors its says, when i try to access a shared drive, is the "permission problem thing", but the permission is set; total control to everyone.

On the 7 side, im incapable of entering any unit (C,D,J system or not..) from my laptop (error 0x80070005).

The internet connection works fine for both and i also can print things from the laptop to the desktop, where the printer is installed (weird!). Other important information is that the public folders works fine for both.

I dont know where is the problem, but im thinking is coming from the 7 side.

Anybody has a clue about this?


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14 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

To share the C drive on the Win 7 machine you need to right click on the C drive then scroll down to where it says "share with" then choose advanced sharing and check to enable sharing the C drive, then hit "apply". To share the C drive on the Vista lap top you can probably do the same thing by using the advance sharing feature.

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25 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate

Hi, I'm having a similar problem. I have Windows 7 Ultimate on one of my desktops. I also have Ubuntu 9.04 on my other desktop. I'm trying to set up the Ubuntu computer as a file server. My Win7 computer also has a drive with Windows XP Media Center Edition on it. I'm able to connect to my ubuntu one with XP, no problem. But Windows 7 doesn't seem to want to connect to my Ubuntu file server. I know the issue is not with Ubuntu, I have that one set up perfectly. It lies somewhere with Windows 7.

Any help would be great.

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25 Aug 2009   #4

XP, Seven, 2008R2

go to local security policy -> local policies -> security options

try to lower the security level of the Network security: LAN Manager authentication level

The key is allowing NTLM response.

you may need to reboot for the setting to take effect.
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26 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate

That didn't work. I was able to do it, but it didn't work. I included a pic of the message that pops up when I try to connect to my file server through the run command. It makes no sense to me.

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26 Aug 2009   #6


The name of the computer is fileserver?
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26 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate

Yea. It's Ubuntu 9.04, I wanted to make it something easy to remember.
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