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\\server\folder is not accessible

by strontium--2008 / January 4, 2005 9:15 PM PST

Dear All

I have 4 computers networked at home through an SMC 7404 wbra router/ adsl modem/ acess point/ print server. The problem I describe predates this however, back to a time when it was a peer to peer wireless only network.

Currently computers c and d are connected wirelessly, and a and b are wired to the router.

b,c and d can all see each other and access each others shared folders and files (as can a), but they cannot access shared folders / files on a (and never have been able to).

I would like b, c and d to be able to pull files from a - at the moment a can send files to them, but they cannot access files on a.

On trying to access a shared folder on a the full error message is:
"\\server\folder is not accessible. You might not have permission to access this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Not enough server resource is available to process this command."

I have made changes, suggested elsewhere, to remedy the last part of the above message, but it still appears.

All systems are running XPpro patched to SP2.

System a is a pc chips M848A motherboard
Athlon XP2800+ processor
IBM 60GB HDD
On board LAN connection
Using AVG anti virus and windows firewall on all machines.
Printing from all machines is ok as is internet access.
As far as I can tell the sharing properties of each drive are ok, and firewall permissions are correct.

Interestingly enough, the motherboard is new and the hdd has been completely reformatted and XPpro reinstalled, but the problem existed prior to this change.

Any help anyone can give on this would be welcome, as I've tried for months to fix it.

Many thanks

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same problem
by mlee23 / January 17, 2005 1:21 AM PST

i've got the same problem on a slightly smaller scale. there are some hints on the Microsoft user forum site but i've tryed the suggestions and haven't had any success..not sure I applyed the fixes properly.

hope someone comes to our rescue. very frustrating

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same problem
by mcgauze / January 20, 2005 8:25 PM PST
In reply to: same problem

It sounds like your machines maybe exsisting on different workgroups or domains. Also check that they all exsist on the same subnet, and that your router isnt prevent certain traffic (access list).

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re Same Problem
by strontium--2008 / January 22, 2005 7:13 AM PST
In reply to: same problem

Thanks for the reply guys. The routeer seems to be transmitting all traffic. Domain and workgroup names are ok. I've just noticed, however, that one of the machines uses Windows Logon, while the rest use Client for Microsoft Networks. I'll have a look at that and see if it makes a difference when changed.

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Success!!
by strontium--2008 / February 13, 2005 9:01 AM PST
In reply to: same problem
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