Workgroup computers cannot access my computer

July 30, 2010 at 12:13:41
Specs: Windows XP
Greetings,
In my workplace, all our computers are connected to a network where we are able to check each others' shared folders.
My computer is not connected to the internet and I had to upgrade my windows from xp sp1 to xp sp3 due to some applications that cannot be ran on sp1.
So i ran the xp CD installation by using "Upgrade"; once the installation finished the other computers on our workplace cannot access my computer.
"\\... is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this computer... etc..."
I have tried many solutions posted over the net unfortunately without success (no firewall is ran; the hotfix couldn't be ran due to restrictions; the currentcontrolset lsa anonymous setting is set to 0)
Is it possible that due to the upgrade to sp3, the other machines that are sp1 cannot access it due to the different versions?
Is there a solution beside formatting and getting back to sp1?

Thanks


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#1
July 30, 2010 at 12:24:02
has nothing to do with the server pac level.

You reinstalled the OS by what you did.

Did you check that the file share exists and the permissions are set correctly?
Did you check the firewall that is set to allow file sharing?

Can you be pinged by ip and can you ping others by ip?


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#2
July 30, 2010 at 12:50:14
Yes, the file share exists and all the permissions are set correctly. In fact I didn't change anything and the system upgrade didn't change anything regarding the installed softwares and the shared folders' permissions.
It is the same for the firewall.
But i didn't get the fact of being pinged by ip?
Actually i can access all the other computers but none can access mine.

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#3
July 30, 2010 at 13:19:09
do others see your computer? or not at all?
what accounts, besides your own, exist on your computer?
is the folder shared to everyone with full control?

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#4
July 30, 2010 at 13:30:49
yes they can see my computer but cannot access it. The folders shared in the computer are shared with full access.
on the computer there is my account (user) logged into the server and there is the administrator account logged into the computer name.

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#5
July 30, 2010 at 13:50:13
Everyone are admins on their pcs? Someone doesn't know about security. Guess they will find out the next virus/malware that blows thru your facility.

You never want to run under a admin account because rouge programs can use your privledged account to directly access system files.

I still don't know WHAT account the share was shared to with full privledges. Everyone?

Usual fix for such situations is to remove and recreate the share. I would suggest you review the setup of a share on another pc that is working and assign rights the same way to your new share.


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#6
July 31, 2010 at 02:19:54
actually i just checked, i can ping to other computers but they cannot (data loss)

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#7
July 31, 2010 at 05:51:15
I already experienced this kind of problem when I updated an office computer from SP2 to SP3 after the update that computer cannot share files anymore but can be seen on the network. Even if I tried to enable files sharing and turned the firewall off still no use so I uninstalled SP3 and went back to SP2 then file sharing on that particular PC started to work again.

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#8
July 31, 2010 at 07:02:51
Try turning OFF Simple File Sharing.

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#9
July 31, 2010 at 08:07:34
I did turn off the simple file sharing. I tried most of the solutions existing over the internet (that I could have found).
I believe its an OS problem and I guess I will try to go back to SP1 as ispeak1337 did.
Thank you for you help, I truly appreciate it :)

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#10
July 31, 2010 at 17:45:58
no got to SP2 instead

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#11
August 15, 2010 at 07:59:12
possibly you've been thru the M$-KB how to - or not?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040

and echoing Wanderer's caveats re everyone logging on as Admin... Not a good idea... Suggest each user have a non-Admin logon/user account too; and use that for normal use. Leave Admin level solely for admin needs only...


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#12
August 15, 2010 at 08:05:05
Did you also ensure that you have a user account for each of the other users on the problem PC - an account that uses the same logon/password the user uses to logon locally to his/her own PC?

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