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    Still can't see files on all network PC's

    Hi.

    I have been having probs getting my home network to run with your help earlier <post:=571,768>post 571,768</post:>, I managed to get it working in part.

    But I

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    Re: Still can't see files on all network PC's

    Have you made any "shares" on these computer?
    And they should NOT be the "My Documents".

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Still can't see files on all network PC's

    Yes, I do have share properly set up.

    Just spotted something puzzling tho.

    I've checked that Windows Firewall is off. I then created a new directory called Test and shared it.

    When I checked Windows Firewall settings tho It still said Off, but on the advanced page (see image) - it says Windows Firewall is enabled for the connections selected

    So it appears that windows Firewall is still set-up even tho it says it is of. I've tried resetting, but that doesn't seem to work.

    Any suggestions?


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    Re: Still can't see files on all network PC's

    I suspect I have now worked out why I am having differences, but I still don't know how to resolve it.

    The two PC's that I cannot access from other PC's are both running Win XP Home. The otehr two are running Win XP Pro.

    Now if I am right, is there a solution to this problem?


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    Re: Still can't see files on all network PC's

    Can it be something to do with Guest Users? Do I need to set up different users on the XP Home machines? or do I need to change any settings.


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    Re: Still can't see files on all network PC's

    I am sharing four identically-named directories between an XP Pro box and an XP Home box (put differently, each PC has the same four directory names as on the other one, all shared)*. But it was a pig to set up, and still requires writing permissions through newly downloaded files on the Pro box. Computer Browser causes all sorts of problems, because it is pretty poor. Fortunately I didn't have to follow the usual mantra of having identically-named users on each box (apart from Guest, which I had to enable (Control Panel -> Users shows that the Guest account is Off (but it IS enabled))).

    Unfortunately I didn't write down all the things I tried which didn't and did work, because I was also fighting a flaky wireless connection on one box...

    John

    * I use SyncToy to synchronise the four pairs of directories, as a rudimentary form of backup!
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    Re: Still can't see files on all network PC's

    I'm googling everywhere to see what I can find, The more I search, the more I'm coming to think its something to do with User Accounts/Permissions.

    It seems that running different versions of Win XP is not a good thing!. But I can't find a solution.

    No one got ant ideas?

    Thanks

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    Re: Still can't see files on all network PC's

    I'm not familiar with XP Home, so I haven't offered any suggestions so far, but since you are still struggling...

    What I would do is to
    <UL><LI>Create user accounts on each PC, with the same username and password.
    <LI>Log in to all PCs using this shared username.
    <LI>Make sure that the files to be shared are NOT in the Documents and Settings, or My Documents folder (or any sub folder of these).
    <LI>Turn OFF simple file sharing
    <LI>Share the files on each PC.
    <LI>On each PC connect to the others using the DOS command
    <UL><LI>NET USE computernameIPC$ /user:username
    <LI>(replace computername and username with the correct names for the target computer).[/list]<LI>Now try mapping the shares[/list]Does that work for you?

    StuartR

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    Re: Still can't see files on all network PC's

    Hi Stuart

    I was doing fine till I got to disabling simple File sharing. After a bit of effort, I managed to discover that according to MS KB article 307874

    "You cannot turn off simple file sharing in Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition."

    I'll try and complete the other steps anyway and see if it helps.

    Colin

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    Re: Still can't see files on all network PC's

    Cant enter this commaned either. It looks as if the PPC$ command is not available in Windows Home

    Colin

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    Re: Still can't see files on all network PC's

    Solved it

    Had to change the Restrict Anonymous setting in the Registry from 1 to 0.

    Thanks for everyone's help.

    Colin

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    Re: Still can't see files on all network PC's

    Colin

    Could you be a bit more explicit?

    Was the value restrictanonymous that you changed in

    HKLMSystemCurrentControlSetControlLsa ?

    There are a few of them about, but all mine are set (already set?) to 0.

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    Re: Still can't see files on all network PC's

    (Edited by HansV to make URL clickable - see <!help=19>Help 19<!/help>. And no, it wasn't just you, nobody could get into the Lounge for a while.)

    Hi John

    Apologies for the delay in replying. I was unable to connect to the forum for the last two days. Don't know if it was a wider problem, but I couldn't access this or the main WOPR.Com site. Anyway ......

    Not sure that I can be more specific, as I cannot pretend I understand this fully however. (What do I mean FULLY? I don't understand it at all)

    I played with various Google searches, and read many many dcouments, none of which seemed to work, till I found this.


    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold">Enumeration of your server, and other relationships described above, requires anonymous access.

    Look at registry key (spaces added for readability) [HKLM System CurrentControlSet Control Lsa], value restrictanonymous, on any server with either problem.

    For anonymous access to work (for any server to be enumerated by a browser, or for Guest authentication to take place), a server must have a restrictanonymous value of "0". If the value on your server isn't "0", change it and restart the server.

    NOTE Only worry about one specific value here: restrictanonymous.

    The relevant key node is CurrentControlSet. ControlSet001, ControlSet002, ... are mirrors of that key, and are not relevant, when you're working on this problem.

    The relevant value here is restrictanonymous. The peer value, restrictanonymoussam, is not relevant, when you're working on this problem.</span hi>


    I tried this, and I've been fully connected since.

    I found it at

    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/trou...l#AskingForHelp

    and there are a few links to articles which explain(???) more.

    Hope this helps.

    Colin

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    Re: Still can't see files on all network PC's

    Thanks, Colin

    Both my machines have this value already set to zero. When this happened, or whether it has always been like this, I will never know!

    John
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    Re: Still can't see files on all network PC's

    Just a guess.

    The default value for RestrictAnonymous is 0, but many security check programmes identify this as a risk and recommend setting it to 1. Maybe someone ran one of the standard checks and it suggested they change it - if it was long enough ago it could easily be forgotten.

    StuartR

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