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no access to local shared folder in win xp pro

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  1. thosecars82

    thosecars82 Thread Starter

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    Hello
    I have win xp pro in a computer called SERVER. Every folder xxx I create and share in SERVER is not accessible from the same computer. That is to say, if I browse \\SERVER\xxx from the computer called SERVER then I get an error telling that I have no permissions. Could you please help with this?
    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Have you enabled file and printer sharing? Can a remote computer successfully access the shared folders?

    If you are not using Simple File Sharing does your user account have the proper permissions?

    Any non-Windows firewall or security suite involved? It may be mis-configured or corrupted.
     
  3. thosecars82

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    Have you enabled file and printer sharing?
    Well, I do not have any firewall enabled in Win XP Pro, if that is what you are asking.

    Can a remote computer successfully access the shared folders? NO
    If you are not using Simple File Sharing does your user account have the proper permissions? I have both tested with simple file sharing and advance file sharing setting all permissions to full control under the tab of security and under the sharing tab. No success with either of these choices so far.

    As for "
    Any non-Windows firewall or security suite involved? It may be mis-configured or corrupted.[/QUOTE]
    ",
    I have only Panda, and both panda's firewall and windows firewall are disabled so I guess that should not be the problem.
    Any other idea?
    Thanks
     
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    Let's check to see if file and printer sharing is enabled.

    In Network Connections right click on your connection and select ‘Properties.’ If not already there, install or add a check mark for “Client for Microsoft Networks, “File and Printer sharing …” and “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).”

    If using the XP SP2/SP3 firewall: Control Panel – Windows Firewall – on the General tab it should be “On” and on the Exceptions tab “File and Printer Sharing” should be selected.

    Make sure the following services are Started (Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services).

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

    The Panda firewall may still interfere if "disabled"; you may have to properly configure it or un-install it.
     
  5. thosecars82

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    Interesting. Never before saw that as a fix for "no permissions." Thanks for the solution; you can mark this Solved using the button at the upper left of the page.
     
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