file sharing is restricted with a password

Toshiba / Satellite a100
March 19, 2012 at 04:23:57
Specs: Windows XP , Intel core I3
I am working as an IT assistant of a company and my company has implemented active directory on our system. We are using windows server 2003. I am trying to fix one of our users network issue since even our IT administrator doesn't know how to fix it. Here are the details. Pls help

this particular user cannot access another user's shared file even when that user has given her the full control for his/her file. She is always prompted to a password. Initially even her pc couldn't be accessed in the network. I managed to fix it when I enable the file sharing in windows firewall. However this password problem doesn't go away. Pls advice


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#1
March 19, 2012 at 05:14:00
I take it from what you say that the share is on the user's computer rather than a server. Has the security been set in both the file system permissions and the share permission to allow the other user's network ID to access the file? Permissions need to be set in both places.

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#2
March 19, 2012 at 06:42:00
Most likely password protected file sharing has been enabled, so that it always prompt for password for access.

These are password protected file sharing in Windows 7 and XP articles, check out if this is the case and then undo the password setting part.

Hope this helps.


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#3
March 19, 2012 at 21:40:54
Okay let me rephrase my questions since it was quite unclear. Let's say there are three users in a network A B & C. A has a sharing folder and he has given sharing permissions to both B and C(and not given any permision rights to anybody else). A has also given full control rights of the folder to both B and C. B can go into this A's sharing folder without any trouble. However when C is trying to access this foder she is prompted to a password. I hope this is clear. Pls help

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#4
March 20, 2012 at 07:11:23
What Operating System A, B and C use? Need to understand this better.

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#5
March 20, 2012 at 07:15:50
Click on my name above in this response and read my “how-to” guide titled, “You try to connect to a share but are asked for a Username/Password

Confirm you've correctly made an account for computer "C" that matches the credentials (ie: username/password) whomever uses computer C logs onto computer C with.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#6
March 20, 2012 at 09:56:59
they are all using windows xp proffessional

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#7
March 21, 2012 at 00:25:02
@CurtR. The OP said that this is an Active Directory setup, so local accounts shouldn't be needed. That's the point of AD, to allow access to resources on a domain with a single sign-on.

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#8
March 21, 2012 at 08:08:38
Hey ijack, thanks for pointing that out, I'd missed that. I read post #3 and assumed it was just a peer-to-peer network.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#9
March 21, 2012 at 08:08:52
Hey ijack, thanks for pointing that out, I'd missed that. I read post #3 and assumed it was just a peer-to-peer network.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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