Unable to access files over network

April 20, 2009 at 16:18:32
Specs: Windows XP Home and 2000 Prof, 1.8Ghz/2GB
I have seven computers in a peer-to-peer workgroup. (Not using Active Directory.) I have Windows 2000 Professional on one and Windows XP Home on the rest.

I am attempting to use the 2000 computer to copy files from the XP computers. Some of the files however are only accessible by certain users. So far, I have tried:

1) Creating a user on the XP computer with the same credentials as the 2000 computer, and allowing this user full access to the files.
2) Creating a user on the 2000 computer with the same credentials as the XP computer, logging in as this user, and attempting the transfer.
3) NET USE L: \\computername\sharename /user:username - this stated that "The command completed successfully" but the /user:username switch did not make a difference.
4) Allowing "everyone" full access to the files.

Of these, only 4) works, but is obviously less secure. In all the other cases, I can list the files, but cannot open the ones that "everyone" does not have access to.

Any advice would be appreciated.
Mango


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#1
April 20, 2009 at 16:54:20
Add all the user names & passwords to each PC. You only have 7 of them, so it's easily done.

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#2
April 20, 2009 at 17:01:44
I did create a user on the XP computer with the same credentials as the 2000 computer, and made the user an administrator, but this didn't work. Is that what you meant?

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#3
April 20, 2009 at 20:21:43
Yes, that's what I meant. Do all the PCs have the same workgroup name?

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#4
April 20, 2009 at 20:26:05
Yes, all the same workgroup name.

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#5
April 20, 2009 at 20:56:00
Click start run on the 2000 PC, type the IP of the XP box preceded by 2 back slashes & press enter. Example: \\192.168.1.100 The shares should appear. You should be able to drag them to the 2000 box.

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#6
April 20, 2009 at 22:17:23
Still access denied unfortunately :-/

I remember the technique of creating accounts on one computer with the same name as the other working with transfers from 2000 to 2000, but for some reason it doesn't work with 2000 to XP. I wonder why not?


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#7
April 21, 2009 at 05:56:01
Is Norton Internet Security or something similar running on any of the machines?

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#8
April 21, 2009 at 07:36:28
No, no software firewalls at all.

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#9
April 21, 2009 at 15:20:46
I don't know what else to tell you without seeing it myself. Let's just go through a check list.
All PCs are on the same workgroup.
All PCs are on the same subnet.
All users have been added to each machine.
All users have full permissions to the shares.
All firewalls are disabled. Do that for now.
All PCs have file sharing enabled.

Once all that is done, it should work.

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