Home network partially blocked

Asustek computer inc. / M2n68-vm
March 13, 2009 at 10:03:48
Specs: Windows XP
I am puzzled, I have 3 PCs connected by a Dlink router. 2 of them transfer files back and forth without problem. (MSHOME). The other can transfer files from the other PCs but refuses to let the others transfer from it.
All PCs are running under Windows XP. I tried shutting down the firewall and stopping the anti virus program but it still refuse to let go. The other PCs detect the renegade PC, they can see the shared folders but that's all. I get the message that I am not authorized to get the file.
It must be some kind of policy setting, but I have no idea where to look.

You are my last chance. Thank you in advance.

Rej


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#1
March 13, 2009 at 12:42:56
Do the two computers that you are attempting to use to connect to the one computer have passwords on them? Windows XP has a setting in the local security policy that reads "Accounts: Limit local use of blank password to console login only", with the default value being enabled. This must be disabled if you have no passwords on the other machines.

The other thing that may be happening is that you have two accounts with the same name (one on each pc), but with different login passwords. This would result in the two computers attempting to connect with an incorrect pass code, and thus be denied access. Shortest method to fix this issue would be to change the user name on the one computer that isn't allowing the other computers to connect.


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#2
March 13, 2009 at 16:35:01
Thank you for the answer, but I do not use passwords on my PCs, and each PC as it's unique name.

Keep them coming someone here will hit the nail on the head.

Rej


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#3
March 14, 2009 at 00:20:58
I do not use passwords on my PCs

So you're trying to do this anonymously?

I've had problems with XP boxes doing this recently too...

Try:

-Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Local Security Policy

-under Local Policies, find: "Network access: Let everyone permissions apply to anonymous users"

-make sure it's ENABLED. Also find 'Accounts: Guest account status' & enable if it's disabled.


Then, on your shared folders, you need to add READ (or r/w) permission for 'Everybody', under both 'Sharing / Permissions' AND the Security tab.


Eh, has fixed it the few times I've seen it. I swear SAMBA reverse-engineered this whole thing with no help, and still managed to do a better job at implementing SMB sharing than microsoft could ever do.


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#4
March 16, 2009 at 09:30:37
Sorry no, that did not work. Interesting point. all the PC are in dual boot with XP and Windows 7 and the Windows 7 works just fine so it is surely a XP problem.

Rej


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#5
March 17, 2009 at 13:28:11
Well well, it turns out that Acronis some how needed more memory. All I had to do was increase the cache memory in the reg.

Thank you for the help.

Rej


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