Solved How to allow users on LAN to access my PC?

February 25, 2016 at 06:30:30
Specs: Windows 8, i5 2.3GHz / 8GB
How do I allow users on LAN to connect to my PC?

I want to allow other users to access a specific folder on my PC. The users on my LAN can see my PC in Network. But when they double-click it, they get following error:

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\\MY-PC is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer. [UNQUOTE]


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February 25, 2016 at 16:50:45
Check the Share settings on the computer that want to share files
Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Network and Sharing Centre > Advanced sharing settings

In the "Home or Work profile": Check if the File & printer sharing is ON.

As an added security set Password protection. It will require to use the login details of existing users on the sharing computer.

This is the work of the (appointed?) IT administrator ... if there is..



#1
February 25, 2016 at 07:18:37
You need to share the folder(s) you want them to have access to and give appropriate permissions on said folder.

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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#2
February 25, 2016 at 07:28:42
I had already done that but still the users getting the same error. That's why I posted here.

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February 25, 2016 at 09:21:01

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#4
February 25, 2016 at 13:36:51
I had already done that but still the users getting the same error. That's why I posted here.

Had you stated that in your original post, you would have saved me some time and effort.

Did you create a user account for them?

Looking at your original post it doesn't look like it:

Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.

Create a user account on the PC with the shared folder for everybody who will connect to the share. When creating their accounts, I use the same login name and password (have them enter it) they used to login to their PC's. This should save them having to authenticate when they connect to the shared drive.

You will have to add the users to the share and grant them appropriate permissions.

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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#5
February 25, 2016 at 14:30:09
Hmm, you are right. I should have mentioned that earlier.

I am bit confused, sorry. I give you more details.
My boss has allowed me to access a few folders on his PC.
Whenever I have to access those folders, I can go to Network folder, select my boss's computer then enter username/password and go to desired folder. Similarly, I want to share a folder with my other colleagues.

Now, for that do I have to create a user account (on my PC) for each user? But as far as I remember, I have never seen any user account on boss' PC with my name.

Kindly bear with me, if I am not following you correctly. Shall be grateful, if you guide me in details.


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#6
February 25, 2016 at 16:50:45
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Check the Share settings on the computer that want to share files
Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Network and Sharing Centre > Advanced sharing settings

In the "Home or Work profile": Check if the File & printer sharing is ON.

As an added security set Password protection. It will require to use the login details of existing users on the sharing computer.

This is the work of the (appointed?) IT administrator ... if there is..


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#7
February 26, 2016 at 01:55:01
Well, that worked to some extend!


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