problem accessing network shares on Windows XP Pro


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bn

Hi,

I've two PCs, ABC and XYZ, both are running Windows XP Pro, and both have
simple file sharing disabled. And I want to share a folder on ABC, to be
access from XYZ.

If I share the folder with permission for "everyone" (this is the default),
then everything is fine. I can access it from XYZ without any problem.

However, if I remove the permission for "everyone" and add permission for a
user on ABC, then I cannot access the share from XYZ. I can see the share on
XYZ, but if I try to open it, I get the following message:

\\ABC\share is not accessible. You might not have permission
to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this
server to find out if you have access permissions.

Access is denied.

there was no prompt for username and password.

If I right-click on the share, then click on "Map network drive", then click
on "different user name", and enter the username and password for whom I
added permission on ABC earlier, then I get the following message:

The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different
user name and password. To connect using a differnt user name and
password, first disconnect any existing mappings to this network share.

I got this even though I didn't have it mapped or connected. What am I
missing here ?

Thanks.
 
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Shenan Stanley

bn said:
I've two PCs, ABC and XYZ, both are running Windows XP Pro, and
both have simple file sharing disabled. And I want to share a
folder on ABC, to be access from XYZ.

If I share the folder with permission for "everyone" (this is the
default), then everything is fine. I can access it from XYZ without
any problem.
However, if I remove the permission for "everyone" and add
permission for a user on ABC, then I cannot access the share from
XYZ. I can see the share on XYZ, but if I try to open it, I get the
following message:
\\ABC\share is not accessible. You might not have permission
to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this
server to find out if you have access permissions.

Access is denied.

there was no prompt for username and password.

If I right-click on the share, then click on "Map network drive",
then click on "different user name", and enter the username and
password for whom I added permission on ABC earlier, then I get the
following message:
The network folder specified is currently mapped using a
different user name and password. To connect using a differnt
user name and password, first disconnect any existing mappings
to this network share.
I got this even though I didn't have it mapped or connected. What
am I missing here ?

Reboot and try making the proper connections again.
Simple file sharing should be off on all applicable operating systems for
this to work.
The message is because the system remembers the last username/password you
tried to use - rebooting may clear that.
 
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Bruce Chambers

bn said:
Hi,

I've two PCs, ABC and XYZ, both are running Windows XP Pro, and both have
simple file sharing disabled. And I want to share a folder on ABC, to be
access from XYZ.

If I share the folder with permission for "everyone" (this is the default),
then everything is fine. I can access it from XYZ without any problem.

However, if I remove the permission for "everyone" and add permission for a
user on ABC, then I cannot access the share from XYZ. >



How, exactly, are you "removing [sic] the permission for 'everyone?'"
Are you removing the Everyone group, or are you "Denying" Everyone
access? If you're using "Deny," remember that every user account is a
member of the Everyone group.

Also, have you ensured that the NTFS file permissions on the target
hard drive match the Share permissions? The most restrictive set of
permissions will be applied, by default and by design.


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Steven Polczynski

bn said:
Hi,

I've two PCs, ABC and XYZ, both are running Windows XP Pro, and both have
simple file sharing disabled. And I want to share a folder on ABC, to be
access from XYZ.

If I share the folder with permission for "everyone" (this is the
default), then everything is fine. I can access it from XYZ without any
problem.

you need to make sure that simple file sharing is disabled on both pc's.
However, if I remove the permission for "everyone" and add permission for
a user on ABC, then I cannot access the share from XYZ. I can see the
share on XYZ, but if I try to open it, I get the following message:

Now is where you have to check you policies. There are several groups (i.e.
Administrator, everyone, user, power user...etc.) You need to make sure that
the group has access to the file or folder then verify that the account is a
member of the group.
 

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