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One computer can see, but not access...the other can't see..

by adamj3333 / November 27, 2004 6:44 AM PST

I am using XP Home Edition. I am trying to set up access between computers, but I am having some trouble.

The first computer is named "Jess." The second computer is named "Adam." The workgroup is named "Moung"

"Jess" can see, but not access, "Adam". Jess can see AND access "Jess" and "Moung."

"Adam" cannot see or access "Adam" "Jess" or "Moung." Can anyone help?

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Check these first
by Steven Haninger / November 27, 2004 7:01 AM PST

Have you set up file/print sharing? Do you logon with usernames and passwords? If so, you should create that user on each PC you wish to access. You can also check to see if Windows firewall is on and turn it off but it should work ok as long as you have SP2 installed on each XP computer.

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Re: Check these first
by adamj3333 / November 27, 2004 8:53 AM PST
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We don't log in with usernames and passwords...and I am not sure what SP2 is...can someone help?

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Re: Check these first
by David Chan / November 27, 2004 9:04 AM PST
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Re: Check these first
by Cheng / November 28, 2004 5:55 AM PST
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Dear David, I have the same problem. The master is of WinXP home and the slave, a notebook of Win XP pro. The master who has the internet connection can see and share the files of the slave but the slave can share the internet connection but denied acces to the master's shared files. I have the lan installed nearly 6 months ago. Everything worked fine until one day such above things happened. The two computers are virus free. I have reinstalled the lan but of no avail. Someone suggest me that it might be the administrator granted right in the slave but I cannot figure out what to do!
Paris

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Re: Check these first
by David Chan / November 28, 2004 8:06 AM PST
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Paris,

Your Desktop being XP Home Edition has only "Simple File Sharing" while the Laptop running XP Pro may have Simple File Sharing turned off.

Check in Windows Explorer | Tools | Folder Options and enable Simple File Sharing.

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Re: Check these first
by Cheng / November 28, 2004 8:53 PM PST
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Dear David, the "Simple File Sharing" is already enabled in the Laptop running XP Pro. Any other suggestions?
Paris

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NIS
by hemvee / November 28, 2004 9:46 PM PST
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I have Norton Internet Security and my computers lost the ability to "see" each other. There is a place in NIS where you can type in the name of the computers that can be seen. Once I figured out it was a problem with NIS I was able to easily fix the settings. Do you have NIS? Or another security program that could be preventing your computers from seeing each other?

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Re: NIS
by Cheng / November 28, 2004 10:28 PM PST
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I don't have NIS and the two computers can see each other. Only the slave is denied access to the master.
Paris

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Your problem is totally different than the original poster..
by Cetin Denislam / November 29, 2004 4:49 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Check these first

Reasons:

1. He has windows XP Home Edition on both. You have windows XP Home and XP Pro. The Home Pro workgroups architectures and configurations are different.

2. He has a workgroup problem with both at the same level. Yours is probable related with Internet Connection Sharing with windows XP Home as Host and XP Pro as Client.

3. Also, the Service Pack (1 or 2) might influence the original poster?s or your ICS problem. Neither him nor you didn?t specify this info.

I understand that you don?t have NIS. What about another Firewall ? Examples: windows firewall, Zone Alarm, etc. How is your Host connected to Internet ? Do you have any router ?

Just FYI here?s a MSKB article for windows XP Home regarding permissions.

Q308421 - ?How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP?


Good Luck,

Cetin


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,


T. S. Eliot

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Re: Check these first
by madforce / November 29, 2004 4:38 AM PST
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I ran into this problem last year, and this is how I fixed it:

1. Go into your router and clear the DHCP Lookup Table
2. Rename each computer to a new name and reboot.

When I ran into this problem, I pinged my other systems using the assigned IP address and I had full access; however, when I pinged using the system name, I ran into the same problems you did. I finally determined that the system names and the IP addresses were somehow out of whack.

And be sure you install SP2; it allows you to connect to your other systems even when the firewall is on, something ICF (Internet Connection Firewall) would not allow in WinXP, SP1 and SP1a.

If you don't know what SP2 is...you should.

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