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Can't access files on Vista from Win 7

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ccdand?, Apr 23, 2010.

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  1. ccdand?

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    Hi, I have a laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and a pc running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit. I have shared the pictures folders on both but cannot access them from either machine. My third pc running Win XP Pro has no problem accessing these shared folders. They can all see each other on the network but whenever I try to access Vista from 7 and vice versa, I receive a message stating access is denied. I have the same user name and password for both of them. Thanks for helping me.
     
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    Maybe on each PC a non-Windows firewall or security suite configured to trust only the XP machine?
     
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    No, I'm using Windows Firewall on each machine.
     
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    Turn off password protected sharing on the two machines.
     
  5. ccdand?

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    I turned off the password protected sharing on both machines but I still receive an error message that states "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. The remote procedure call failed and did not execute."
     
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    Make sure the following services are Started on both machines (Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services).

    Computer Browser
    DHCP Client
    DNS Client
    Network Location Awareness
    Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
    Server
    TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
    Workstation
     
  7. ccdand?

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    Yes, the services are started on both machines. When I tried to access the laptop (Win 7) from my pc (Vista), I received the following error message:

    \\LAPTOP2 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. The specified network name is no longer available.

    When trying to access the pc from the laptop I receive the following message:

    \\AVA 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. The remote procedure call failed and did not execute.
     
  8. TerryNet

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    Well, it still sounds like firewall to me. The "remote procedure call failed" sounded like possibly a service issue so I suggested that first. Looking for info on that error message I see that Microsoft talks about firewalls or VPNs or other security applications here. I wish I had an idea why XP can access both, but they can't access each other.
     
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