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cenderlein
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      28th Jul 2009
Running two XP Pro Sp3 computers in peer-to-peer LAN. Network was working ok
until a few days ago.

Now "Computer 2" (C2) can no longer access shared drives or folders of
"Computer 1" (C1). Error message "Network path could not be found."

Have run network setup wizard several times to no avail.

Workplace folders in both computers are empty.

Have searched for C2 from C1 and C2 was found. Shared Drive C: of C2 is
listed under My Network Places of C1 and all of its folders are accessible
from C1.

Searching for C1 from C2 will find C1.Opening C1 folder on C2 will show
Shared Drive C: of C1 as well as some shared folders. Trying to access drive
C: or any of the folders still results in "Network path could not be found."


Here are my settings:

Simple file sharing is turned off.

Share persmissions are set to Full Control for "Everyone" on both computers.

NetBIOS over TCP/IP is turned on

Computer Browser service is (re)started

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\restrictanonymous is
set to 0

NWLink IPXSPXNetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol" is added to the
"NetworkProperties" list

The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service is set to Automatic

C1 and C2 have different names but are part of the same workgroup.

Temporarily disabling fire wall does not help.


Don't know what else to check and/or change. Hope somebody can help. Am
totally frustrated!!!

 
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Jack-MVP
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      29th Jul 2009
Hi
Everyone does not mean that a list of users names and their permission
preference is not need to be configure on the computer shared system. It
just meant to save time typing/checking the whole list when you want to give
permission to every one on specific shared components.
In general.
To check the basic of WinXP Network, http://www.ezlan.net/debug.html
Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
Firewall instructions.
General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
Vista File and Printer Sharing-
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx
Windows XP File Sharing -
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing XP -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...utt_july2.mspx
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista (Not need for XP-SP3) -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
Sharing between Windows XP and Mac -
http://www.realifewebdesigns.com/web...file-share.asp
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).

"cenderlein" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Running two XP Pro Sp3 computers in peer-to-peer LAN. Network was working
> ok
> until a few days ago.
>
> Now "Computer 2" (C2) can no longer access shared drives or folders of
> "Computer 1" (C1). Error message "Network path could not be found."
>
> Have run network setup wizard several times to no avail.
>
> Workplace folders in both computers are empty.
>
> Have searched for C2 from C1 and C2 was found. Shared Drive C: of C2 is
> listed under My Network Places of C1 and all of its folders are accessible
> from C1.
>
> Searching for C1 from C2 will find C1.Opening C1 folder on C2 will show
> Shared Drive C: of C1 as well as some shared folders. Trying to access
> drive
> C: or any of the folders still results in "Network path could not be
> found."
>
>
> Here are my settings:
>
> Simple file sharing is turned off.
>
> Share persmissions are set to Full Control for "Everyone" on both
> computers.
>
> NetBIOS over TCP/IP is turned on
>
> Computer Browser service is (re)started
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\restrictanonymous
> is
> set to 0
>
> NWLink IPXSPXNetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol" is added to the
> "NetworkProperties" list
>
> The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service is set to Automatic
>
> C1 and C2 have different names but are part of the same workgroup.
>
> Temporarily disabling fire wall does not help.
>
>
> Don't know what else to check and/or change. Hope somebody can help. Am
> totally frustrated!!!
>


 
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Daniel
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      30th Jul 2009

Hi Cenderlein

Is the driveror folders that you're trying to share is enable? You can
enable sharing by right clicking on the drive or folder following by choosing
share and ensure the share check box is tick

Also ensure there's no third party firewall like ZA on either of the comps
or u would need to configure it to let it pass through or else you would need
to uninstall it if you can't get it going

Once you get the above done, verify the IP of the comp that you're trying to
access and map it using the IP

Regard



"cenderlein" wrote:

> Running two XP Pro Sp3 computers in peer-to-peer LAN. Network was working ok
> until a few days ago.
>
> Now "Computer 2" (C2) can no longer access shared drives or folders of
> "Computer 1" (C1). Error message "Network path could not be found."
>
> Have run network setup wizard several times to no avail.
>
> Workplace folders in both computers are empty.
>
> Have searched for C2 from C1 and C2 was found. Shared Drive C: of C2 is
> listed under My Network Places of C1 and all of its folders are accessible
> from C1.
>
> Searching for C1 from C2 will find C1.Opening C1 folder on C2 will show
> Shared Drive C: of C1 as well as some shared folders. Trying to access drive
> C: or any of the folders still results in "Network path could not be found."
>
>
> Here are my settings:
>
> Simple file sharing is turned off.
>
> Share persmissions are set to Full Control for "Everyone" on both computers.
>
> NetBIOS over TCP/IP is turned on
>
> Computer Browser service is (re)started
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\restrictanonymous is
> set to 0
>
> NWLink IPXSPXNetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol" is added to the
> "NetworkProperties" list
>
> The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service is set to Automatic
>
> C1 and C2 have different names but are part of the same workgroup.
>
> Temporarily disabling fire wall does not help.
>
>
> Don't know what else to check and/or change. Hope somebody can help. Am
> totally frustrated!!!
>

 
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cenderlein
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      30th Jul 2009
Hi, thanks for your suggestions, I am still working through them. Have
another interim question: does the user of "Computer2" have to have an
account with the same name on "Computer1" in order to access its shared
folders?

Thanks again for your help.
cenderlein

"Jack-MVP" wrote:

> Hi
> Everyone does not mean that a list of users names and their permission
> preference is not need to be configure on the computer shared system. It
> just meant to save time typing/checking the whole list when you want to give
> permission to every one on specific shared components.
> In general.
> To check the basic of WinXP Network, http://www.ezlan.net/debug.html
> Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
> traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
> be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
> on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
> Firewall instructions.
> General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
> Vista File and Printer Sharing-
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx
> Windows XP File Sharing -
> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
> Printer Sharing XP -
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...utt_july2.mspx
> Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
> Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista (Not need for XP-SP3) -
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
> Sharing between Windows XP and Mac -
> http://www.realifewebdesigns.com/web...file-share.asp
> Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
>
> "cenderlein" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Running two XP Pro Sp3 computers in peer-to-peer LAN. Network was working
> > ok
> > until a few days ago.
> >
> > Now "Computer 2" (C2) can no longer access shared drives or folders of
> > "Computer 1" (C1). Error message "Network path could not be found."
> >
> > Have run network setup wizard several times to no avail.
> >
> > Workplace folders in both computers are empty.
> >
> > Have searched for C2 from C1 and C2 was found. Shared Drive C: of C2 is
> > listed under My Network Places of C1 and all of its folders are accessible
> > from C1.
> >
> > Searching for C1 from C2 will find C1.Opening C1 folder on C2 will show
> > Shared Drive C: of C1 as well as some shared folders. Trying to access
> > drive
> > C: or any of the folders still results in "Network path could not be
> > found."
> >
> >
> > Here are my settings:
> >
> > Simple file sharing is turned off.
> >
> > Share persmissions are set to Full Control for "Everyone" on both
> > computers.
> >
> > NetBIOS over TCP/IP is turned on
> >
> > Computer Browser service is (re)started
> >
> > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\restrictanonymous
> > is
> > set to 0
> >
> > NWLink IPXSPXNetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol" is added to the
> > "NetworkProperties" list
> >
> > The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service is set to Automatic
> >
> > C1 and C2 have different names but are part of the same workgroup.
> >
> > Temporarily disabling fire wall does not help.
> >
> >
> > Don't know what else to check and/or change. Hope somebody can help. Am
> > totally frustrated!!!
> >

>
>

 
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