Shared files over a network within same workgroup


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RHE09

I need to share files in computer A with some selected user but not others.
I'm using 2 computers running on XP Pro SP3. I followed the steps in
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/maintain/share.mspx to
set up the folder share. When I navigate from computer B's network places, I
can see the shared folder I setup for it in computer A. When i double click
on it, I get an access denied error (not accessible). When I right click on
the folder and choose map network drive and then connect using different
username, and the enter the credentials for the user \\A\username that I
created for this purpose, the don't get accepted. What am I doing wrong?
 
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Bob Lin \(MS-MVP\)

Have you also assigned permissions in the security tab? Or this search
result may help.
Access issues
"computername is not accessible. No permission to access the
resources" ... Message: "....is not accessible. You may not have permission
to use this network ...
www.chicagotech.net/accesserrors.htm


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RHE09

Yes, mirroring the NTFS permissions.

Bob Lin (MS-MVP) said:
Have you also assigned permissions in the security tab? Or this search
result may help.
Access issues
"computername is not accessible. No permission to access the
resources" ... Message: "....is not accessible. You may not have permission
to use this network ...
www.chicagotech.net/accesserrors.htm


--
Bob Lin, Microsoft-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
http://www.HowToNetworking.com
 
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Jack [MVP-Networking]

Hi
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
Windows XP File Sharing -
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing XP -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_july2.mspx
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
Jack (MVP-Networking).
 
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RHE09

Thanks. I figure it out. I had removed the Everyone from the permissions
instead of removing it from the security, and that did it. Once I gave read
permission to everyone but security access only to the selected users,
everything worked fine. Also matched usernames and passwords to avoid
authentication problems and that did it.
 
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