Network access/logon to user vanishes and Guest appears in its place


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Ron

I have had my two-system home network running for a long time - my computer
accesses my wife's (via a password) and she can access mine the same way.
We are both at XP SP2 (though I only recently upgraded to SP2 from SP 1).
She can still access mine but when I click on her computer under "Microsoft
Windows Network"/NetworkName/Mary I get a prompt box with "Connect to
Mary" at the top, an information line of "Connecting to Mary" and the User
name GRAYED out as MARY\Guest. Previously the "User Name" in this box
had been the name she uses to log onto her system (maryabcd) and I would
provide the password and be able to access it. When enabling
the Guest user in her system(which I did not like to do) and changing it's
password I still could not get to it (message about \\Mary not being
accessible.... Logon Failure: the user has not been granted the requested
logon type at this computer). But I don't want to log onto her system as
Guest - I want to get back to where I was before. I have no idea where to
start. I did uninstall Symmantec PC Anywhere on her system but that seemed
to have no impact
 
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Chuck

I have had my two-system home network running for a long time - my computer
accesses my wife's (via a password) and she can access mine the same way.
We are both at XP SP2 (though I only recently upgraded to SP2 from SP 1).
She can still access mine but when I click on her computer under "Microsoft
Windows Network"/NetworkName/Mary I get a prompt box with "Connect to
Mary" at the top, an information line of "Connecting to Mary" and the User
name GRAYED out as MARY\Guest. Previously the "User Name" in this box
had been the name she uses to log onto her system (maryabcd) and I would
provide the password and be able to access it. When enabling
the Guest user in her system(which I did not like to do) and changing it's
password I still could not get to it (message about \\Mary not being
accessible.... Logon Failure: the user has not been granted the requested
logon type at this computer). But I don't want to log onto her system as
Guest - I want to get back to where I was before. I have no idea where to
start. I did uninstall Symmantec PC Anywhere on her system but that seemed
to have no impact

Ron,

Is MaryABCD the account that she used to use to access the computer? If so,
make sure that it's properly setup for network access.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/06/file-sharing-under-windows-xp.html#Help>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/06/file-sharing-under-windows-xp.html#Help
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/06/file-sharing-under-windows-xp.html#NonGuest>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/06/file-sharing-under-windows-xp.html#NonGuest
 
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Ron

Yes, MaryABCD is the account she uses to log on. I eventually solved this,
though I don't understand why, by adding "Everone" via the "Security" tab
of the folder's being Shared. It had either been removed (by who/what?) or
had had not been previously needed and was now needed either due to some XP
security patch or because of a new firewall policy on my system. A bypass
that also worked was to use the actual internet address of her system
instead of the her system name. Which leads to questions of hosts/lmhosts
etc. But the Everyone fix supplanted the need for the internet address
 
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Chuck

Well, "Everyone" is the special group of all authenticated users, so if
"Everyone" was removed from access, then you'd have to explicitly list each
individual user, properly activated. So I guess the question is why did this
need change?

If the addition of "Everyone" resolved the name resolution problem too, you
should look at restrictanonymous, or maybe RestrictNullSessAccess.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/07/restrictanonymous-and-your-server.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/07/restrictanonymous-and-your-server.html
 

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