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  1. emFox

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    My laptop is running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Under Network, only the laptop shows up under the Computer and Media Devices tabs, with a Network Infrastructure Tab showing "Internet gateway device." On the desktop, running Windows Vista Home Basic, I can see the laptop under the Network but cannot access it. The message: "\\laptop name 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. Login failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer."

    I've got network discovery turned on. I've played around with permissions (setting all permissions for Everybody on the folders I want to share). I've gone into Registry Editor, under HKLM/System/CurrentControlSet/Control/Lsa/restrictanonymous and didn't even have to change anything (1 or 2 to 0, and it's under the REG_DWORD type). So I'm only getting more and more frustrated. Any help?
     
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    Have you enabled file sharing on both machines? Configured any non-Windows firewall for the desired access?
     
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    Both computers are set up for file sharing over the network. As for the firewalls, I don't know. I think Avast! is running on both laptop and desktop.

    Also, after I had posted this topic, I managed to find the desktop on the laptop and could access certain folders. But then the next night it asked me for a username/password and, once I had given it, told me I did not have the permissions necessary. So now I'm practically at square one again.
     
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    Couldn't even access the Public folder?

    For XP the following is a fix for that error message you quoted in your initial post. However, I have no idea if it will work in Windows 7 (or Vista).

    For the machine that gives the Logon failure, this procedure from a JohnWill post has worked for others.

    Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer

    If you see this message the following should be done on the computer containing the shared files:

    Download the following and install it

    Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=4544

    after installation is complete, click on: Start, All Programs, Windows Resource Kit Tools, Command Shell

    Then enter the following commands. (Attention: they are case sensitive.)

    net user guest /active:yes
    ntrights +r SeNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
    ntrights -r SeDenyNetworkLogonRight -u Guest

    The first command enables network access for Guest, the two subsequent ones change two different policies to allow network access for Guest.
     
  5. emFox

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    Can't even access the public folder, no. Again, this wasn't a problem until I had entered a username and password for the desktop from the laptop. I'll try your solution.

    EDIT

    I ran it on both the laptop and the desktop and everything seems to be working fine now. Thanks.
     
  6. TerryNet

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    Great! You've helped other people with future problems now that we know that fix has a life beyond XP. :)

    You can mark this solved using the [​IMG] button at the upper left of the page.
     
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