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    Workgroup access permissions (SP2)

    Sorry if the answer to this query is well known. I can see from Google that this problem occurs frequently but answers are thin on the ground.

    I have established a home network with access to the internet through a wireless router. The desktop is ethernet connected and the laptop is wireless. The interconnectivity seems OK as I can Ping from one machine to another. Although I can connect from the desktop to the lap top I cannot do the reverse. When I use View Workgroup Computers both machine icons appear but when I seek access via the Desktop icon on the laptop I am told that "You might not have permission to use this network resource....." and "not been granted the requested logon type at this computer".

    Both machines run XP SP2 and use the Windows firewall which is set in both cases to allow file sharing.

    I would appreciate help from anyone who has overcome this problem.

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    Re: Workgroup access permissions (SP2)

    I've moved your question here to the Networking Forum for I think you're more likely to see an answer from another user in this board. I, for example, recently acquired a new computer and kept my old one as well. They're both XP and I had a connectivity problem which you can see here: <post:=564,709>post 564,709</post:>. I don't know if "permissions" will fix yours or not, but this is a good forum to start your search.

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    Re: Workgroup access permissions (SP2)

    If you start with Home and Small Office Networking with Windows XP you'll find several links on setting up a home network.

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    Re: Workgroup access permissions (SP2)

    Joe

    Thanks for your reply. I have looked at these advice notes closely and unfortunately they do not address this problem.

    I am aware that this problem frequently occurs and it would be interesting to hear how it has been fixed.

    Why can the first computer see and collect info from a second, but although the second can ping the first and is aware that the first is part of the workgroup it cannot access it? Logon to it is denied!

    What am I doing wrong? <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23>

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    Re: Workgroup access permissions (SP2)

    Check out How To Share Files and Folders Over a Network for Workgroups in Windows 2000. Even though it is for Win2k it should apply to XP.

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    Re: Workgroup access permissions (SP2)

    Joe

    I am coming to the conclusion that the problem is at a higher level than access to folders and files.

    When I entered the command desktop into my browser on the laptop I get the same error message pointing out the failure to logon and permission denied, contact the machine administrator...etc.

    When I use the command laptop on the desktop it brings up the shared resources on that machine immediately and they can be accessed.

    Does this narrow things down?

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    Re: Workgroup access permissions (SP2)

    On the desktop is there a user/password that matches the user/password in use on the laptop?

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    Re: Workgroup access permissions (SP2)

    Joe

    Good point, the names were different. However despite making sure that names are now the same, no pwds used, and re-establishing the work group nothing is different. Exactly the same message about logon failure. Its a mystery but at least we are eliminating possibilities.

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    Re: Workgroup access permissions (SP2)

    > no pwds used
    That is your problem. For this to work you must have the same username and the same non blank password on both PCs.

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    Re: Workgroup access permissions (SP2)

    Is this XP home or pro? BTW, You may need to have a password.

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    Re: Workgroup access permissions (SP2)

    Stuart

    No, I have now set identical passwords and its no different I am afraid.

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    Re: Workgroup access permissions (SP2)

    Joe

    It is XP Home, identical passwords are now set. No improvement at all.

    I thought the point about networking was that different people could share the same resources from their connected computers. Identical user names and passwords seems to be inconsistent with the aim.

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    Re: Workgroup access permissions (SP2)

    Sorry, I have to ask since you didn't comment on my post. Have you tried setting the permissions to EVERYONE?

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    Re: Workgroup access permissions (SP2)

    Networking is supposed to enable sharing resources. Have a look at Steve Winograd's Networking FAQ and the links on that page. This guy is a Windows Networking guru.

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    Re: Workgroup access permissions (SP2)

    BigAl

    Sorry not have replied to your suggestion about permissions. It seemed to me that this referred to drivesharing. I had not established a driveshare, is this essential to the operation of a workgroup, if so should the drive label be the same on all machines?

    If driveshares are not essential is it still necessary to assign permissions explicitly, I had assumed that these were assigned when the machines forming a workgroup were designated. Can you please offer some guidance about how this should be done.

    The important question for me now is why the instruction 192.168.2.2 does not open my desktop when it is entered into the laptop browser. The converse works.

    Sorry to have been unresponsive.

    Garth

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