Share Problem


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pip611

I've two PCs, ABC and XYZ, both are running Windows XP Pro, and bot
have
simple file sharing disabled. And I want to share a folder on ABC, t
be
access from XYZ.

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

However, if I remove the permission for "everyone" and add permissio
for a
user on ABC, then I cannot access the share from XYZ. I can see th
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", the
click
on "different user name", and enter the username and password for who
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 networ
share.

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

missing here ?

Thank
 
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pip611

Gordon said:
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In a peer-to-peer network, such as you have, the security information,
ie
what users are allowed to access what, is held on each machine. the
answer
to your query is probably that you do not have the same user set up on
both
machines.

The PC is part of a domain and trying to setup a share of a directory
on my PC. When I am logged in as an administrator on other PC's, I
want to be able to access my share. How do I setup the share so it
asks me for my username and password? The share works when I am logged
on to the PC as myself, but I need to access it under other PC local
administrator accounts.
 
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Paul Mckenna

Hi,

If it's a one off thing you can use the net command to create a connection
using your username for example at the command prompt type: net use
\\<computer>\ipc$ /user:<username>
if you get the same message about multiple connections type: net use
and then remove any connections to your computer for example if
\\<yourcomputer>\share is listed type: net use \\<yourcomputer>\share
/delete then try the first command again.

if it's a permanent thing then you may want to give the administrators
access to your share or on the client pc go to control panel and user
accounts and look under manage network passwords to allow the pc to remember
your username and password for the connection.

Hope this make some kind of sense :)

Regards
Paul McKenna
 
G

Gordon

pip611 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 ?

Thanks

In a peer-to-peer network, such as you have, the security information, ie
what users are allowed to access what, is held on each machine. the answer
to your query is probably that you do not have the same user set up on both
machines.
 
P

pip611

Paul,

Thanks for the suggestion, but I was still unable to connect.

There is a server here setup with the same permissions I have, and i
gives me the password prompt when I try to access the share logged i
as a local administrator on the PCs. Does this work the same with
PC?
 
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Paul Mckenna

I'm not an expert on this but with the server when connecting it will try to
connect using it's current username and password if that fails it will give
you a username prompt. The PC is able to log on using it current username or
an anonymous account (maybe the guest account) but that user doesn't have
access to the share so you are getting the access denied message. but that
PC is also remembering what username it connected with so when you try a
connection in the future with a different username your getting the
multiples logon error.
I would think whatever username your logging in to the client PC with would
also need to be set up on the Server PC (the pc with your share is on) with
the same password (by default blank passwords are blocked over the
network).. Maybe even just turning off simple file sharing would help you.

If you could recap the problem for me if you still have problems and what
you've tried.

Thanks
Paul
 
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