Workgroup issue, can see shares, but can`t browse to computer

Discussion in 'Windows XP Networking' started by Matt, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. Matt

    Matt Guest

    Hi all, I need to pick your brains again

    I have a workgroup with 3 home PC`s on it, 2 XP (Professional SP2) and
    one 2000 (Workstation, SP4). One of the machines has about 3 shares on
    it, that the other PC`s can see, but recently I added a new share to it,
    and went to try and browse to that PC through my network places/view
    workgroup PC`s. My PC (its called Matts XP Gaming Box (XP-MAIN) ) shows
    up as a PC in the workgroup, but if any of my PC`s try and browse to it,
    they instantly get an "access is denied" error message. Even though they
    can access its shares without a problem. I have studied my textbooks on
    security settings for XP (I`m trying to learn to be a DST myself :) )
    but i`m drawing a blank, can anyone help?

    Much appreciated

    Matt.
     
    Matt, Jul 3, 2005
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  2. Matt

    Ron Lowe Guest

    "Matt" <> wrote in message
    news:xjPxe.72819$...
    > Hi all, I need to pick your brains again
    >
    > I have a workgroup with 3 home PC`s on it, 2 XP (Professional SP2) and
    > one 2000 (Workstation, SP4). One of the machines has about 3 shares on
    > it, that the other PC`s can see, but recently I added a new share to it,
    > and went to try and browse to that PC through my network places/view
    > workgroup PC`s. My PC (its called Matts XP Gaming Box (XP-MAIN) ) shows
    > up as a PC in the workgroup, but if any of my PC`s try and browse to it,
    > they instantly get an "access is denied" error message. Even though they
    > can access its shares without a problem. I have studied my textbooks on
    > security settings for XP (I`m trying to learn to be a DST myself :) )
    > but i`m drawing a blank, can anyone help?
    >
    > Much appreciated
    >
    > Matt.



    Are you using Simple File Sharing on XP-Pro machines?

    If so, then what you describe:
    ( shares accessible, but machine will not enumerate it's shares, error is
    'Access Denied' )
    sounds like a problem with the RestrictAnonymous setting.

    Try this for a fix:

    On the machine you are trying to contact, go to:

    start | Run | type 'Regedit' in the box.

    On the left hand pane, navigate to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\LSA\

    In the LSA folder, look in the right-hand pane.
    look for the value 'RestrictAnonymous'.

    It needs to be zero.
    If it is not, double-click it and set it to zero.

    ( The value of RestrictAnonymousSam can be left at 1. )

    Close regedit, and re-boot the server machine.

    See if that helps.




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    Best Regards
    Ron Lowe
    MVP - Windows Networking
     
    Ron Lowe, Jul 3, 2005
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  3. Matt

    Matt Guest

    Ron Lowe wrote:
    > "Matt" <> wrote in message
    > news:xjPxe.72819$...
    >
    >>Hi all, I need to pick your brains again
    >>
    >>I have a workgroup with 3 home PC`s on it, 2 XP (Professional SP2) and
    >>one 2000 (Workstation, SP4). One of the machines has about 3 shares on
    >>it, that the other PC`s can see, but recently I added a new share to it,
    >>and went to try and browse to that PC through my network places/view
    >>workgroup PC`s. My PC (its called Matts XP Gaming Box (XP-MAIN) ) shows
    >>up as a PC in the workgroup, but if any of my PC`s try and browse to it,
    >>they instantly get an "access is denied" error message. Even though they
    >>can access its shares without a problem. I have studied my textbooks on
    >>security settings for XP (I`m trying to learn to be a DST myself :) )
    >>but i`m drawing a blank, can anyone help?
    >>
    >>Much appreciated
    >>
    >>Matt.

    >
    >
    >
    > Are you using Simple File Sharing on XP-Pro machines?
    >
    > If so, then what you describe:
    > ( shares accessible, but machine will not enumerate it's shares, error is
    > 'Access Denied' )
    > sounds like a problem with the RestrictAnonymous setting.
    >
    > Try this for a fix:
    >
    > On the machine you are trying to contact, go to:
    >
    > start | Run | type 'Regedit' in the box.
    >
    > On the left hand pane, navigate to:
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\LSA\
    >
    > In the LSA folder, look in the right-hand pane.
    > look for the value 'RestrictAnonymous'.
    >
    > It needs to be zero.
    > If it is not, double-click it and set it to zero.
    >
    > ( The value of RestrictAnonymousSam can be left at 1. )
    >
    > Close regedit, and re-boot the server machine.
    >
    > See if that helps.
    >
    >
    >
    >

    Problem solved, thanks ever so much!!
     
    Matt, Jul 3, 2005
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  4. Matt

    Waqar Aziz Guest

    This worked for me;


    start | Run | type 'Regedit' in the box.

    On the left hand pane, navigate to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\LSA\

    In the LSA folder, look in the right-hand pane.
    look for the value 'RestrictAnonymous'.

    It needs to be zero.
    If it is not, double-click it and set it to zero.

    ( The value of RestrictAnonymousSam can be left at 1. )

    Close regedit, and re-boot the server machine.

    Matt wrote:

    > Hi all, I need to pick your brains again
    >
    > I have a workgroup with 3 home PC`s on it, 2 XP (Professional SP2) and
    > one 2000 (Workstation, SP4). One of the machines has about 3 shares on
    > it, that the other PC`s can see, but recently I added a new share to it,
    > and went to try and browse to that PC through my network places/view
    > workgroup PC`s. My PC (its called Matts XP Gaming Box (XP-MAIN) ) shows
    > up as a PC in the workgroup, but if any of my PC`s try and browse to it,
    > they instantly get an "access is denied" error message. Even though they
    > can access its shares without a problem. I have studied my textbooks on
    > security settings for XP (I`m trying to learn to be a DST myself :) )
    > but i`m drawing a blank, can anyone help?
    >
    > Much appreciated
    >
    > Matt.
     
    Waqar Aziz, Jul 3, 2005
    #4
  5. Matt

    Guest Guest

    Anyone know why this RestrictAnonymous is set to 1? How come some machines
    set it to 0 and work properly, while others do not?

    "Waqar Aziz" wrote:

    > This worked for me;
    >
    >
    > start | Run | type 'Regedit' in the box.
    >
    > On the left hand pane, navigate to:
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\LSA\
    >
    > In the LSA folder, look in the right-hand pane.
    > look for the value 'RestrictAnonymous'.
    >
    > It needs to be zero.
    > If it is not, double-click it and set it to zero.
    >
    > ( The value of RestrictAnonymousSam can be left at 1. )
    >
    > Close regedit, and re-boot the server machine.
    >
    > Matt wrote:
    >
    > > Hi all, I need to pick your brains again
    > >
    > > I have a workgroup with 3 home PC`s on it, 2 XP (Professional SP2) and
    > > one 2000 (Workstation, SP4). One of the machines has about 3 shares on
    > > it, that the other PC`s can see, but recently I added a new share to it,
    > > and went to try and browse to that PC through my network places/view
    > > workgroup PC`s. My PC (its called Matts XP Gaming Box (XP-MAIN) ) shows
    > > up as a PC in the workgroup, but if any of my PC`s try and browse to it,
    > > they instantly get an "access is denied" error message. Even though they
    > > can access its shares without a problem. I have studied my textbooks on
    > > security settings for XP (I`m trying to learn to be a DST myself :) )
    > > but i`m drawing a blank, can anyone help?
    > >
    > > Much appreciated
    > >
    > > Matt.

    >
    >
     
    Guest, Jul 13, 2005
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