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XP Pro Networking
ad_pellaeon Jun-17-02 08:17 PM

I have a home network with two computers running Win2000, one with XP Home and one with XP Pro. My problem is that the XP Home and the Win2000 computers are unable to access certain shared files from the XP Pro computer. I have shared folders on the XP Home computer fine, all of the computers are able to access the share. Also, I have success in sharing a folder on the D drive of my XP Pro computer, however when I try to access the shared 'My Documents' folders for each of the users on any computer in my network, I get the message '\\\ is not accessable. You might not have permission to use this network resourse. Contact your net admin to find out if you have permission to access the resource. Access is denied.' This is ironic, since I am the net admin and I have set the permissions to 'Everyone' read, write, modify. Yet no sucess, and I have made sure that the names of the shares are less than 11 characters. I am using TCP/IP through a Linksys router to connect the problems, in case that makes any sort of difference. Any ideas on how to access these shares?
Thanks in advance for your ideas.

1. RE: XP Pro Networking
ad_pellaeon Jun-17-02 08:19 PM
In response to message 0
Two small errors in my post, first: \\Computername\Filename for the share information, and I am using a router to connect the computers, not the problems. . Thanks

2. RE: XP Pro Networking
lbyard Jun-18-02 01:00 AM
In response to message 1
What is the share name? Larry

3. RE: XP Pro Networking
ad_pellaeon Jun-18-02 03:06 PM
In response to message 2
The share name is \\Home1\My Document

4. RE: XP Pro Networking
lbyard Jun-18-02 03:31 PM
In response to message 3
Take-out the space in the name and follow the rules at http://duxcw.com/faq/network/names.htm. Larry

5. RE: XP Pro Networking
ad_pellaeon Jun-26-02 07:07 PM
In response to message 4

I have followed the steps in the share naming section, and I used the link above as a guide, but I am still coming up with the same message, that I do not have permission to access the network resource. I have shared files on both computer before, so I know the cables are fine, I am currently sharing another folder on the same drive, and the connection works fine, it is just the 'My Documents' folders which do not share. The name of the share is \\Home1\lauradocs. Any ideas???



6. RE: XP Pro Networking
DJ Net2Infinity Jun-26-02 07:25 PM
In response to message 5
How do you have your users setup? For example what login name are you using to Log into your XP Pro box, and is that login also a user on your 2000 boxes? All your logins and passwords must be on every machine, for instance your XP Pro box must have a user setup for the login of all the users on your XP home box to share a file.

7. RE: XP Pro Networking
ad_pellaeon Jun-26-02 07:32 PM
In response to message 6
I have two users with Admin status on the XP Pro box, Rob Mike and the default Administrator. Also, there are three Users, Laura, Cathy and David. The Win 2000 box has one account, called Administrator, and the XP Home box has two accounts, Robert and Guest.
How would I go about creating a user for each computer, is it alright if the usernames are the same? Is that what you mean? I don't want to end up having 10 users on the XP Pro Welcome Screen, if you know what I mean. Thanks for all your help so far.


8. RE: XP Pro Networking
DJ Net2Infinity Jun-26-02 07:41 PM
In response to message 7
In 2000 go to your control panel, and click on USERS AND PASSWORDS and add your users there. On XP I imagine its in the same place, but I dont have XP so I am unsure.

On each machine you need to have:
Guest ( which you should assign a password to)
Rob Mike
Administrator ( I would rename this to something else)

All the passwords need to be the same, and all these users need to be on each machine if all users need to get to the share, or you could selectively put certain users on certain machines and not on others, but this would allow everyone to share every share.

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