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Solved: Unable to access workgroup computer

Q: Solved: Unable to access workgroup computer

I have a home network via a wired router wiith 5 ("A" - "E") computers all in the same workgroup running Win XP. All the workgroup computers are visible from each other. However, all of a sudden one of the computers ("A") cannot be accessed to share its files or even to check its properties. When I try to get to "A" from Network Neighborhood, I get these error messages: " 'A' is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource" or "You do not have appropriate access rights for this server" It ("A") is able to get into others on the netwok and copy, move etc file to it without problems. File sharing etc.is turned on for the Shared documents folder. I tried turning off my firewall, etc (Norton Internet Security) and because I use Norton, my Windows firewall is normally off. Still the same problem. I can "Ping" "A" without problems from "B" etc.I've run and rerun the Win XP Network Setup Wizard without correcting the problem and know the computer is on the network but there must be some security setting I'm missing (This is one of my kid's computers so they may have changed something unknown to me). I've also run the most recent Norton AntiVirus scan. "A" has Win XP Home and "B" has Home, "C" has XP Pro.

It was suggested to me to change the "Local Security Policies" under Administrative Tools on "A" to make sure "Everyone" has access but there is no option to do this in XP Home (as in XP Pro).

I also tried using the http://blog.manueladam.com/Manuel/articles/190.aspx
link someone suggested and installed the scesp4i.exe program and it did add a "Security" tab to the folder properties tab. It is set to allow "Everyone" to
access, control, etc. the shared folder but ... I'm still unable to access
Computer "A" from the network although "A" can access "B", "C" etc. whether they have XP Pro or XP Home and "A" is listed in the workgroups of "B", "C"

There must be some overall security setting that allows other workgroup computers to access "A". Others are also denied access to the "Properties" of "A" where it shows up in "View Network Computers"

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I have connected two Win XP computers through a hub. ICS seems to be wrking, but one computer (B) is unable to access the other computer (A). Computer A is able to ful ly access computer B. I have turned off simple file sharing, but cannot set permissions so that a user of B can access A. When I look for users in locations, only the local computer and user are available. How do I set permission for the user on the other computer?

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Hi I have a home network of 4 computers. I have recently installed Windows 7 on 3 of them - the other is XP Professional. Since then I have not been able to see/share/ping with any of the computers, which are all in the same workgroup. Also If i try to set up a Homegroup on the 3 Windows 7 pcs after creating a homegroup then trying to join it on a 2nd pc the message There is currently no homegroup on the network is displayed. My knowledge of networking is small. The networking Trouble Shooter gives a 'Your computer appears to be correctly configured but the DNS Server is not responding'. The Homegroup troubleshooter cannot find a problem on either machine. I have no problems connecting to the Internet from any machine. Any help would be greatfully appreciated.

A:Unable to Access Any Other Computer in Workgroup or Homegroup

Hi BillyAsh, have you tried 'Network' method ?

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I have 4 computer in my home. (2 xp home and 2 pro.) and joining the same workgroup. All are working properly without any problem previously. However, I have met a problem recently.

When I try to access the network neighbourhood, it pop up an error dialog box:

" is not accessible. You may not have permission to access this server. Please contact your Administrator....".

All of my PC have disable the firewall and it can connect to the PC directly by type the PC name. Does anyone meet the same problem before?

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I have 2 PC's both running XP Pro. I have a Lynx's Wireless router model BEFW11S4. I have one computer with EtherFast 10/100 Lan Card and 1 PCI wireless card. Both computers connect to the internet via the Lynx's cable modem. I am able to connect to the internet with no problems on both computers.
The problem is that I am unable to connect to the workgroup on each computer. I go to network places and show workgroup computers and it tells me that the workgroup is not available, and that I may not have permissions to access that workgroup. Whats weird is that on the wireless computer, in the system tray it shows that the computer is connected to the workgroup. Although when the wireless PC comes up, it does not make the connection to the workgroup until I manually connect. It says because the WEP setting is not set, it won't auto connect. So I configured the WEP setting, and the PC would not even connect to the internet then.

My goal is to be able to share files on each computer in the shared files folder and the printer on the wireless computer and make sure both can connect to the internet. I have gone to the share files and security and made the shared documents folder shared, and I still can't see anybody. I am also unable to see the other computer from the computer I am on.

Please give detailed instructions or questions.


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Can any one help me in solving my network problem ?

I am having 3 Pcs with win xp pro . When i try to access the network , it says the workgroup is not accessible. But if i type the other system ip in run command ,i am able to access .How to access my workgroup directly.

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Unable to access workgroup templates with Office 97

Steps to point word and powerpoint to use templates:
--If not mapped to correct share -- then map
--Open Word
--File Location
--Select Workgroup templates
--Select template share
--Template folders in share should appear as tabs

I have noticed with Office 2k that when you select LAN share only the letter is show (ex. T:\)
With office 97 the share name shows (ex. \\cwsfs2\templates)

Error with Office 97 when going to File - New
Cannot open the template in the Workgroup Template location you selected.

Any ideas on how to fix


A:Unable to access workgroup templates with Office 97

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I have a Windows PC used purely for storage. It is shared by 10 other Laptops.

The laptops are running Windows 10.
I created users on the Win 7 PC.
Shared the folders.
Created mapped drives on the Win 10 laptops.
This has been operating with very few issues for a number of years.
Today 2 laptops are unable to access the mapped drives.
I have uninstalled the Antivirus.
I have updated the Intel Lan cards.
Run Ipconfig /renew. Wouldn't renew.

Changed the registry setting - HKey-Local Machine\system\... to allow access.
PROBLEM solved - Windows 7 update caused a conflict. Rolled back to a previous restore point - Bingo it worked.

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I have a home network using cable modem service through a netgear wireless router.

Home computer is connected to the router via an ethernet cable and notebook computer connects via the router.

Both machines have good internet connectivity.

Home can read or write files to notebook.

Notebook cannot see shared folder or printer on home machine. NB cannot even ping home machin e.

A:unable to view workgroup computer

hi peruggj

make sure that both the pc and the laptop have the exact same workgroup name. also make sure that both ip address are from the same addressing group.

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When trying to connect a PC to my workgroup, I get the following error:

"Weldon 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 list of of servers for this workgroup isnot currently available."

Both machines are running XP. Permissions were never set. I can connect any other PC (including my new laptop running Windows 7) to the workgroup but not this particular PC. It has to be something within the PC itself but I am lost.

The workgroup is called WELDON. I have exhausted all the settings I know to check.

Please help! Thank you!

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I have gotten my network setup to the point where I can see my computer in the workgroups folder on the other computer. But when I double click it I get an error message saying "\\Reddragon is not accessible. You might not have permission to access this resource. I've attached a screenshot. Also, Norton and any other firewall have been shut off on both computers. I really would appreciate any help guys/girls.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1023 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: B: Total - 0 MB, Free - 0 MB; C: Total - 57207 MB, Free - 12011 MB; F: Total - 76300 MB, Free - 69078 MB; G: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 834940 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., , , .. .
Antivirus: None

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Recently I tried setting up a home network, so I can share a few files between a laptop and the computer.

Since both the laptop and the desktop are connectd to the same internet connection, I used the method of making sure both are in the same 'workgroup', and then share the files. It worked fine on my laptop, where I changed the Workgroup to that of my Desktop. Further I went to my computer, my network places and then view workgroup computers. On the laptop, I see that, but I do not see my desktop even though it's in the same Workgroup.

I tried to go to the 'view workgroup computers' on my Desktop but it did not allow me to go in, saying that I might not have the rights from the administrator to access that. I dont know how that's possible seeing that I only have one user on desktop, and I assumed it to be the admin.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this?



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I can't access my workgroup computer I don't know why.

A:Why can't I access my workgroup computer.

Matthewbonner13, welcome to the windows 7 forum.
One problem is that your userid is not on the allowed list for remote access to the target computer.
Additionally, it needs to have permissions for remote access set up properly.


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Hi Everyone,

I have a Workgroup consisting of a variety of Windows computers, XP, Vista & Windows 7. On one of the Windows 7 (32 Bit) computers I have the Downloads folder shared, this way I can download my drivers and the like to a central location and then access them from other computers in the Workgroup.

Whilst the Downloads folder can easily be "seen" between the Windows 7 computers whenever I try to look at the Workgroup from an XP computer I see the following message -

This message is presented when I double click on the Workgroup itself, I don't even get to the point where I can see the various Workgroup members, let alone the Shared Folders belonging to the respective members.

The XP Computer is definitely a part of the same Workgroup (e.g.: has the same Workgroup name as the Vista / W7 computers)

I tried this Microsoft Fix to no avail.

If anybody has any suggestions on how to overcome this they will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,


A:XP Computer cannot access the Workgroup

The "simultaneous remote access" restrictions may be in play here. For XP Home only 5 simultaneous accesses and for XP Pro only 10. I think, but am not sure, that Windows 7 is the same. It has always been hard to determine exactly what is "an access."

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I have set up a home wireless network consisting of a desktop PC running XP Home and a laptop running Vista Home Premium. I have set up one shared folder on each machine. They are both on the same workgroup. From the laptop I can see the shared folder over the network on the desktop PC. However, when I try to access the shared folder on the laptop from the desktop it requires authentication and asks for a username and password. However I have not set up the laptop to need a username and password to log in... is there a way round this?

A:Cannot access workgroup computer

Vista's default sharing is to require a password on the account to allow file sharing. Create a password on the login accounts for the machines and see if that helps. You can also create a user account on the Vista machine that matches the name/password as is used to login to the XP machine to eliminate the issue.

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We have workgroup network of 7 computers names MSHOME.
All computers are using Windows XP operating system.
Sofar everything was ok but today 1 computer is not showing in workgroup computer list and can not access too.

Let's name the computer with problem "Test PC".
The Test PC having Dynamic DHCP IP address and can successfully access the Internet.
But it can not view or access the other computers in the Same Workgroup.
The Test PC is also able to ping Local host and can ping the default gate way computer.
But It can not ping the other computers of same workgroup.
The interesting thing is that other computers can ping the Test PC by its IP address but can not ping by computer name.

The Test PC Doesn't have any Firewall.
The Test PC connection is using the following items:
1. Client service for Netware
2. Client for Microsoft Networks
3. File & Printer Sharing For Microsoft Networks
4. QOS Packet Scheduler
5. NWLink NetBIOS
7. Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

If I uncheck item 1,5 and 6 then Test PC name it self is not showing in "View Work Group Computers".

I have also checked Computer Browser service status. It's status is started and start up type is Automatic.
Please help me to fix this problem.

Little Boy

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I recently setup printer sharing for someone in their office. It took me all of about 2 mins to do so since I have done it many times. Two days later, he calls me up to let me know it stopped working. I thought it was just something simple but when I got there, I couldn't figure out what had happened. Here is the situation:

Computer A - Windows XP Pro SP2 with printer attached
Computer B - Windows XP Pro SP2 wants to use shared printer

Computer B can no longer access the workgroup. Computer A can see Computer B on the workgroup but cannot access it. When I double click on the computer name it wants a username and password??? Something like Guest\(computer name).

What confuses me is that Computer B can't access the Workgroup yet Computer A can see it on there. Also, how did this randomly happen after it was working fine? I checked all firewall settings and its all correct. Any help would be appreciated - Thanks.


A:Computer suddenly can't access Workgroup

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I have a problem when I try to change my workgroup name in Windows XP.

Start / Setting / Control Panel / System
or Right Click on "my computer" / Properties

Then I go in Computer's name. In there, the line with the "Network ID" button is disable. (not normal) (Even if I log as the administrator) (see first picture attached)

Then I go to the "Modified..." button and I can't choose a domain or workgroup, or change the name of them (even if I log in as the administrator) (see 2nd picture)

(Sorry about the pictures. I've only a French version of Windows XP but I provide a english translation to understand it anyway. )

About my network settings, My computer has a wireless adapter which it connect to a router (Linksys G (don't remember the model)) which 2 others computers are wired connected to it. From my wireless computer I can ping them. I can play network games with. But with the neighborhood, the wired computers can see each other even my wireless computer. But from my computer, i can't see the others computers. So I taught by changing my workgroup name it would help to reset the neighborhood. But I can't change it.

If someone can help me, it will be very appreciable. Thank you

A:Solved: Unable to change the workgroup name (Win XP)

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Hey everyone.

I'm suffering from a rather strange problem that I've only just today come across.

I'm trying to enable file sharing across my Desktop PC and my new Notebook. As always I went through the usual routes, going to Network Connections, Advanced, Network identification and so forth...

But my problem is this. While all is fine on my new notebook, the area where I'd input my Desktop computer Description is greyed out. The name is fine, as is the Work Group. In addition, if I try to access 'My Network Places -> Workgroup Computers', it fails to respond.

My notebook also can't see my Desktop PC on there even though the network is enable and healthy as far as I'm aware.
I'm fairly sure this isn't a router problem, but something OS specific... And yes, unfortunately I'm on XP Home. Not the best system for File Sharing activities!

Any help would be fantastic. Many thanks!

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I have a two computer network set-up consisting of one WinXP Home and one WinXP Pro, both on SP2. Recently, SyncToy stopped working on the XP Home machine - it said that the target server was not available. The shares could be seen in 'My Network Places'. Clicking on one of these shares prompted me for a password for a username of 'Guest'. I took a guess at this based on passwords I commonly use and eventually found it. SynToy started to workagain. I have to do this now for each session.

What has changed and how can I put it back as it was, with no password?

Thanks for your time,

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I have recently formatted my computer. I have installed Windows XP on the machine and now I cannot access my workgroup.

I am connected to my network via ethernet, I have made sure I am on the right workgroup and I am.. but I still get the message..

"Workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to use the network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
The list of servers for this workgroup is currently not available."



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It's impossible to even understand how unbelievably pissed off I am right now. You know, when you tell a network administrator, that "access is denied" to his own home PCs? Hmm? Do you? You can't even imagine. I DO NOT take kindly to my computers giving
me an error saying "Access denied". With that said, let's continue.
Enter computer name.

This is not difficult. This is standard functionality in Windows. All admin accounts. Forced login via "net use" before connecting. Stored credentials. Same passwords and logins on each. Everything. Exactly. As. It. Should. Be.

3 computers, all cannot manage each other. 2 Win7 Pro x64 and 1 Win7 Home x64.
Comp1 -> Comp3 [FAIL]
Comp3 -> Comp1 [FAIL]
Comp2 -> Comp3 [FAIL]
Comp3 -> Comp2 [FAIL]
Comp2 -> Comp1 [FAIL]
Comp1 -> Comp2 [FAIL]

All firewalls are disabled. No matter what, if I do it from Computer Management, or from Services, or from Regedit... EVERY SINGLE ONE fails. I simply CANNOT ACCESS these remote services and it's pissing me right off.
And above all, how the hell has nobody on the internet ever even tried using this functionality before? How? Please tell me. There are zero relevant google results for this situation. Not a single person using Windows 7 has ever had this issue before. Has
nobody even tried? Does nobody use "Connect to a... Read more

A:Cannot access remote computer management (MMC) between two workgroup Win7 PCs

The last few posts in this topic (using Easy Transfer from a good system, export Shared Windows Settings only, import on broken PC), worked to fix the DCOM issue,
but I still... yeah, still couldn't access Services on ZBOX. 

error when trying to access COM+ applications under Component Services

Then, with the help of some virtual machines and fresh installs, I got it nailed. UAC.

I set up identical Win7 RTM x64 Home Premium virtual machines* and I saw exactly the same behavior there too, on brand new systems. So I knew it wasn't a problem with my system. And, recalling the event log from auditing failures, it seems that my user
account was being denied access to the services DB. As it should be with UAC without elevation.

See, when UAC is enabled, the "admin user account" is not an admin. The system utilizes "UAC virtualization", which basically "RunAs"'s a process with elevated privileges as needed. Since network access uses the local user account, that's why you don't
get (and never will get) share access to your Program Files and Windows folders.

So, on the test virtual machines, I set them both to "Never prompt". Then rebooted. Then tested it. Both ways connected successfully to the Services manager. OK. So I enabled UAC on the first VM and left it off on the other, and rebooted. Now the second
VM (UAC disabled) couldn't access the first (UAC enabled) anymore. But the first (enabl... Read more

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I have two computers AA and BB on a workgroup WRKGRP. I have ZoneAlarm installed on
both. I am logged on as Administrator with password PW on both. I have a folder
FLDR on drive C: on both. I can view FLDR and it's files from BB on pc AA in
My Network Places, but when I try the reverse to access FLDR from AA on BB I get
\\AA is not accessible. Access denied.

I've tried this with the Firewall completely turned off (not running on either pc)
with the same result. I've check and WRKGRP is the workgroup name on both from
My Computer/properties/computer name. I can ping from BB using both the ip address
of AA and the computer name successfully. I have repaired the winsock in case of
corruption. I have done a repair from control_panel/network_connections/lan_connection.

I really do not want to uninstall ZoneAlarm due to the large number of settings made.
Can anybody help me out with some other alternatives?

A:Solved: Workgroup. PC A can access B but not the other way.

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Ok so I have a machine here that has a dedicated card and an onboard NIC. Neither of those two can obtain an IP address while every other machine connected is capable of doing so (so can my phone through wireless). Worked fine before I installed the antivirus (removed trend micro and installed MSE).

The RPC service is running so that isn't the issue. tried different cables and another NIC but nothing. This is a windows XP based machine.


A:Solved: Computer unable to get internet access

found answer here:


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I am using Microsoft XP service pack 2 on a Medion Laptop. The problem is that having uninstalled 'Dawn of War' the computer boots up but the screen shows 10 vertical bands each of six different colours. I have tried to hard boot the system by installing the OS from the cd drive (Genuine MS OS cd) hoping that the laptop would format, but it wouldn't (No problem in loosing all my programs as there is nothing important to save). I have also tried to access the 'c' prompt but again to no avail. I have also disconnected the power supply and the battery, again no luck. I just cannot get past this graphics problem. I do not use this computer on the web so it is not possible that I have picked up a virus, unless it is from a genuine copy of the game software. Prior to this uninstall I have not had any similar problems so If anyone can help short of using a blow torch on the thing I would be most grateful.
I hope I have supplied enough info to help you understand the problem.



A:Solved: Unable to access Laptop computer

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Trying to set up a home network with 2 computers, both XP Pro and using a router for internet and network access. I've gone through the procedures several times. On computer 1 ("network" printer attached), when I try to "view network computers," I get a message that says that I am not authorized to access my workgroup. On computer 2, I can see both computers through the network when I "view network computers," but, when I try to see what is on computer 1, I get a message stating that computer 1 is inaccessible. In both cases the message also indicates that I may not have the required permission. I am logged on as an administrator on both PCs, so I think that shouldn't be an issue, but who knows!!!

A:Solved: Can't Access My Own Workgroup on a New Network

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Using my Windows 7 computer, I am unable to access Northern Brewer Home Beer Brewing Kits, Supplies & Equipment The page contentiously loads. I am able to load it using Ubuntu, or Windows XP on different computers. The Windows 7 computer is able to load in if I use ASUS Express Gate before Windows 7 loads. I have checked the hosts file in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\ and tried changing DNS servers. I have flushed the dns cache, using ipconfig /flushdns. I have tried using Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Safari, none will work. I have also deleted all cookies, history, cache on them, still no luck. I have done full system scans using Microsoft Security Essentials, and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. I have also checked for root kits using combofix, all reported a clean system. I haven't noticed this problem with other websites, and have tried contacting the owners, but they have no ideas. This is a website I regularly use, and would prefer to access on this computer since the others are a server and htpc.

A:[SOLVED] unable to access website with Windows 7 computer only

Have you tried pinging the website from a command prompt on the Win7 computer?

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Here's the situation:

router - provides dhcp for workgroup lan and also separate WAN ip for domain server

Desired outcome - Domain server can also view workgroup resources

Current configuration and abilities - I have added a secondary IP and Gateway to the server NIC under the advanced TCP/IP options that matches the LAN settings - I am now able to ping workgroup LAN computers, but (because the server is in a domain?), I am unable to view the workgroup in My Network Places, I can only see the server domain.

I have gotten a lot further then I thought I would by adding the secondary IP, but I am wondering if anyone has any ideas for pushing this further to access the workgroup by way of My Network Places (without obvious things like demoting the server).


A:Solved: dual IP on single NIC - Workgroup access?

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I connected my WD Passport External Hard Drive after quite some time to my laptop. When it was initially installing the driver, i interrupted the process. My bad!!

The computer recognized the hard drive but with an error. I downloaded the driver from the WD website. The device is recognised in Device Manager but does not appear in My Computer.

How do I gain access to my files??

TGS SysInfo result

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon Dual-Core QL-60, x64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1790 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 50869 MB, Free - 36961 MB; D: Total - 50869 MB, Free - 40831 MB; E: Total - 50877 MB, Free - 49419 MB;
Motherboard: Wistron, 360A
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: External Hard Drive: Unable to access through My Computer

It could be as simple as getting your Windows7 up to date. You are missing SP1 and all post updates. After installing SP1 be sure to restart the computer if it did not do so. Then, using your Windows Update, complete all post updates.


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I have 3 laptops on the same router under the same workgroup name. Over the wifi they can not view or even successfully ping each other. However, if I plug anyone of the 3 laptops directly into the router via ethernet I can view/ping the wireless computers and the wireless computers can view/ping the wired computer, over the network.

I'm pretty sure I have all the firewall restrictions set correctly and have the right services running. What am I doing wrong here? I've viewed multiple forums and have tried multiple things but still no dice.

Any ideas would be more than welcome. I've been going through forums on this topic, for hours now; trying different things but nothing has worked... obviously.

I will post the ipconfig for 2 of the laptops... the third is being used for work right now.

A:Solved: Cannot view or access computers wirelessly under the same workgroup.

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From first topic: Link is: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/271418/infected-unable-to-use-computer/ ~ OBI know I am infected, but unsure about where I would start. Basically:My computer was completely fine, my Monday evening regular virus/spyware searches turned up 0 results. Tuesday morning I went on the internet, got a few IE popups (even though I use Firefox). Decided to do a Malwarebytes scan and got over 750 infected objects infected. Let the scan finish and was told to restart computer, restarted and the problems started. I completely lost my desktop, no icons and no toolbar; a few more restarts and I managed to get them back but nothing else worked. Every program says I don't have the rights to access it or the computer has the resources to start.I can't access the internet and any scans I can run stop in the middle and give me the 'system resources' error.I'm not using that computer at the moment, since I'm completely unable to use it.Firstly I must ask, is is necessary to save the dds.scr and rootrepeal scanners directly to the desktop, or can they be moved there after being downloaded to another location? I can't access the internet on the infected computer so I will be unable to download them if they MUST be saved to the desktop. I have already managed to run a Win32kDiag scan (attached).Thank you for any help.

A:Infected. Unable to use computer., No desktop, toolbar, unable to access internet.

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I have a Dell XPS 8300 desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium. Currently on a wireless connection with Clink using an Actiontec Q1000 modem. My Epson ALL IN ONE printer is also wireless and I can use it from the desktop.

I am getting a Dell 15-3541 laptop next week that is running Windows 8.1. I would like to be able to use the laptop to access files, programs and email from the desktop. What concerns should I have and how do I set this up? Don't know much about workgroup vs network use.

Any advise, help or steer to info is welcomed.

A:Solved: Help with adding a computer in a WorkGroup

You could use a Homegroup is you have only Windows 7/8/8.1 computers. Or ...

Short description for Windows 7 and 8/8.1 file and printer sharing:

Go into the Network and Sharing Center from the Control Panel or from the Network icon in the Notification Area. Your network must be designated 'Private' (or 'Home' or 'Work'). Click on Change advanced sharing settings. In the Private or Home or Work section you can configure File and printer sharing, Public folder sharing, and Password protected sharing.

You may want to change the Workgroup name. To check it or change it right click on "Computer" and select "Properties."

You must uninstall or properly configure any non-windows firewall (security suite).
Not sure what you mean by accessing programs and email.

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So here's my problem: I just set up some new Windows 7 Professional 32 bit machines in this office. Currently, the network type is set to Work, and all computers are a member of the same Workgroup, and Password Protected Sharing on the computer being used as a server is set to "Off". I've run into a situation now where I need to change that to On. I've got another computer that's set up as somewhat of a workstation and a secondary server/print server. It has password protected sharing turned on, and I'm not receiving the same error on this machine, even though the settings, if I remember correctly, are all the same.

The error is: Logon Failure: The user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.

I have already created identical user accounts and passwords on the machines. And as I said, one computer works fine, and the other does not. One of the things I thought of tonight as I was sitting around is that maybe I need to change the setting under HomeGroup connections to "User user accounts and passwords" rather than "Allow Windows to manage", but I just don't know if that has anything to do with it at all. I'm even fairly positive that the second server that isn't having this issue has the "Allow Windows" option checked.

Either way, I'm extremely confused by this, and any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Trying to access computer in workgroup, getting error "Logon failure:"


Click on Start and type secpol.msc press enter.

Go to Local Policies=> User Rights Assignment
Double-click on "Log on as batch job" on the right
Click the "Add User or Group..." button and add the Users.

If that didn't help, please choose 'Log on Locally' then add the Users

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I have an XP and a Windows 7 on network (put them in the same Group). I can see the Win7 machine on the XP computer,, accesss files from it. But the XP computer does not show up on Windows7. File sharing was enabled in both. In another post TerryNet asked for the following info (nbtstat -n and IPCONFIG /ALL) from both machines. I thought I will post them assuming I have similar issue as in the previous post (or helps eliminate that issue). here are the details of these two commands from the two machines.

Windows 7 Machine

C:\Users\Arun>nbtstat -n

Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [] Scope Id: []

No names in cache

Local Area Connection 2:
Node IpAddress: [] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Local Name Table

Name Type Status
ARUNPUGET <00> UNIQUE Registered
ARUNPUGET <20> UNIQUE Registered
..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ArunPuget
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8056 ... Read more

A:Solved: WIN7 computer doesnot see XP Machine in same workgroup

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I have a network of 8 XP and Win98 computers and from time to time the "veiw network computers" stops working and hangs the computer for several minutes. This is true on XP machines, and also true on Win98 machines in "Network neighbourhood". Running \\computername in Start/Run can still access some computers, and shortcuts to some computers (previously placed on the desktop) still work. Ping still works, and each machine can still access the internet.

Finally, after 6 years of debugging, I have worked out the answer!

The problem is when a computer invariably gets so bogged down with viruses it needs a complete reinstall. Part of the reinstall process involves creating a firewall. And firewalls usually have a "trusted zone" of IP addresses eg to

The problem is if you forget to add the "trusted zone" (especially as this setting may be hidden in a sub menu, eg on Zonealarm). Clicking "view network computers" sends out a message to all machines on the network, and they all then are supposed to respond. But if there is just one machine on the network with a firewall that is blocking the request, the requesting machine will hang waiting for the other machine to respond. So one machine on the network that is incorrectly set up can disable the entire network!

It is even more confusing if that incorrectly setup machine is only on sometimes - the "view network computers" hang now becomes an inte... Read more

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Hi guys; this is my first question on this forum.

I have put three computers onto a home network "MSHome" using the netsetup.exe wizard (which was originally copied from Computer A the first machine onto the network). Computer A has XP Media Center Edition 2002; Computer B has XP Pro & Computer C has XP Home. All OS are up to date (SP2 etc). They are all wired to a Netgear router on DHCP. Everything works well except file sharing.

On every machine the other two computers are visible on Explorer under Networks. All the computers can ping each other both IP and by computer names. All the computers are visible on "View workgroup computers" but not on "My Network Places" On Computers B & C both are visible to each other on "My Network Places" but not Computer A. On Computer A "My Network Places" does not show Computers B & C.

Computers B & C can share files with each other OK but if either try to access files on Computer A then there is a pop-up

"\\computerA 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. Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer"

All three computers have only the Administrator active and the Guest is disabled. At boot-up none of them requests a user name & password. So far as I can tell all three machines are set up id... Read more

A:Solved: one computer on workgroup asks for file share permissions

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

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.

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Hi everybody,

i am new to these forums and i have a problem...

until now in my office we had computers that were a part of a workgroup meaning personal computers for everyone...but recently my boss has said that all these computers will now use a domain account and local accounts on the systems will be deleted and only administrator accounts will be kept on the system....which we dont get access to........

the problem is that he also said that he can even take screenshots of what we are doing from the server.....ALL my colleagues are worried that if that happens all our privacy hits the bucket....

i know he does have the right to know what we are doing on HIS COMPUTERS but taking screenshots would be too much...

so please guys can u tell me is that possible or he is really bluffing??????

we have windows xp on the work compyters and the server is using windows server 2003

Please could u also tell what all he can from that server so that we might as well avoid it all together...


A:Solved: Privacy issue for computer moved from workgroup to Domain

Actually, he does have the right to take screen shots or anything else he should desire for company computers. With the proper tools, he can see anything that happens on those computers, and if you're doing company work, that shouldn't be an issue.

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Hi everyone, I have a workgroup and 2 computers (XP & Win7) on that workgroup all connected via 1 router. My roomate is sharing the router and internet connection and he is in his own workgroup. When he goes to browse the network he is able to see and access my windows XP shared folders. Is there anyway to prevent this from happening? I thought if I have the machines on a different workgroup he should not be able to access those files.

A:Windows 7 in Different Workgroup Can Still Access Windows XP Computer

Yes, you will need to setup XP with NTFS and set permissions properly on the system as a whole and remove the everyone group from that folder and make sure you have your rights added to it. or disable sharing on the folder.

Workgroups do not control access to any systems whatsoever, they just contain groups of PC's and Shares. You can access systems across workgroups, it's more of a network organization thing.

Users in Workgroup A should not always be able to access everything on systems in Workgroup B, but could have some access to some things across both, and vice versa.

It's all in the permissions....

Here is the basic overview of permissions in XP...


You do need to be careful with Permissions, you can break things or completely hose a system all to heck.

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I'm having problems with setting up a workgroup. One day the network that I had ceased to work on all of the computers for some wierd reason. I set all of them to the same workgroup, and they all have the same exact accounts (user name and password), but when you go to workgroup computers, no other computer shows up. Do you guys have any idea of what's going on and how I can fix it, it's been a real inconvenience and it would be nice to get it up and running again. Thanks!

A:unable to setup/fix workgroup

nathanmock said:

I'm having problems with setting up a workgroup. One day the network that I had ceased to work on all of the computers for some wierd reason. I set all of them to the same workgroup, and they all have the same exact accounts (user name and password), but when you go to workgroup computers, no other computer shows up. Do you guys have any idea of what's going on and how I can fix it, it's been a real inconvenience and it would be nice to get it up and running again. Thanks!Click to expand...

Hi nathanmock,

What OS for servers and what OS for workgroup computers are we talking about here?

You say you are having problems setting up the workgroup, so I gather that the workgroup has never been yet successfully established and actually worked - is that correct?

How big of a network of computers are we talking about here? Are the workgroup computers on the same network segment or different segments?

Have you setup the workgroup accounts using the group policy editor?

In the meantime, you can try the following if you are up to it, and if the workgroup of computers has worked in the past.

If its a small network (lets say 5-10 computers max), I would shutdown all of the computers, shutdown the network, bring up the network, then bring up the computers or reverse the last two steps as an alternative if at first it does not work.

I'm not saying it will solve your problem, I'm not saying it won't. I'm just saying what I would tr... Read more

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Just upgraded XP to Windows 7. Networking a Windows 7 laptop to a HP desktop which was XP (now Windows 7). Desktop sees laptop and files. Laptop cannot see desktop. When I change advance setting on desktop to allow others to see the drives on the desktop, it automatically reverts back and will not allow this change.

A:Unable to detect workgroup

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Please help on a Win XP Home PC that is not able to see itself or other PCs in the LAN. "Workgroup is not accessible"
Accessing Internet is no problem.
Other PCs in the LAN can not see the rogue PC.
The router is pingable, but attempts to ping itself or other LAN PCs time out.
I can ping
If I boot safe mode there is not a problem.
I have disabled Windows firewall and Norton.
MSCONFIG used to take out startup items and services but still no joy.
ICMP incoming echo is enabled.
I have done a repair install of Windows and SFC/scannow.
Same problem on a newly created XP account.


A:Unable to ping self or other workgroup members

can you ping where you can go on the internet? Could be dns issues.....

do an ipconfig /all on a working pc and on the rogue, and see what's different. Probably something small like netbios settings or wins or some damn little thing.

you running static or dhcp?

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Recently i purchased a D-Link 8 Port Switch to link my two (2) laptops on the network at home. One laptop is running Vista Home and the other is on XP Pro.

I assiged static IP address on both laptops and left Workgroup name as default (WORKGROUP). I'm able to ping it's laptop local IP address but not able to ping the other laptop IP address nor i cannot view the laptops in My Network Places & vice versa.

When i changed the IP address and used the same IP address which is already used on the other laptop, I'm prompting with IP Conflict or IP already used on the network.

Need your instruction what to do next.


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My first post here, and potentially a long one but I'll try to keep it brief as I (desperately) need help! One of the main problems is that the symptoms are different every time the computer boots up, thereby making it difficult to describe as what happens sometimes does not happen other times.

The problem is basically that my laptop, the main machine from which I work, cannot connect to my server and nothing I have tried has fixed the problem.

The network:

"Managed" by an ADSL router with NAT / DCHP etc. There are 3 clients. They are all set to acquire settings via DCHP. Several IP addresses are reserved by MAC address so the machines retain them always and there is a small pool of spare addresses on top of that.
The workgroup is called Plesbit. The clients are:
Plesbit-1 (running XP Pro), acts as a file server and runs 24/7.
Plesbit-2 (running XP Pro), a laptop and the workhorse. Network drives (K-N) map to the appropriate shares on the server. All work is done from those drives and all data therefore stored on the server.
Plesbit-3 (running Win98SE), you can pretty much ignore, I tell you it's there only for completeness. It's almost never turned on.
All connect via 54g wireless.

For over a year this network has happily run to my original config - boot up the laptop, as soon as you log in it connects to the wireless and the network drives automatically map. Open any program and your files from the server are there for you. But all that ... Read more

A:Unable to connect to other computers in workgroup

Give these two a try, you did say XP-SP2, right?

For these commands, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset [log_file_name]

Note: the log_file_name needs to be specified, e.g. netsh int ip reset reset.log

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This is a clean install of Vista on a Gateway notebook, using the OS CD supplied by Gateway.

System is a Intel Core 2 Dou 1.83 CPU with 4GB of RAM.

320GB harddrive, the C Drive is about 75GB after repartitioning it.

The install of Vista went smoothly and I have updated everything via Windows Update.

My problem is that I can not change the name of the network workgroup from "WORKGROUP" to "HOME".

When I get in there to do it it lets me make the change, but when I click OK to save it I get the following error...

"The following error occurred validating the name "STEVE-LAPTOP".
A general network error occurred."

I tried doing it in safe mode and it is greyed out there I can't even type in a new name.


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I have windows xp and when i clicked on my computer an error message poped up saying this....

the instruction at "0x01ced065" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "written".

Please help me i have alot of important business files in my c: drive which i cannot access. I will greatly appreciate your help and support!!!!

A:Unable to access My Computer

On boot try hitting the f8 KEY
this gets you into safe mode or choice of boot up options mode in W2K no sure bout XP should be the same.
try the option boot in last known good configuration

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The whole thing first started about a year ago. It started with me not being able to right click on things such as my browser icon and stuff like that, but then I couldn't get into my settings, then my documents. I tried many things online, but it was to no prevail. I then stopped using my computer for a few months, periodically spending 3-4 hours every few months trying new methods such as entering commands into cmd and PowerShell, but I never got anywhere with that. I haven't touched the pc in about 2 months, last time I was trying to reset the pc by clicking the power off button and holding some keys, it was something like Alt+Tab & one of the F keys or something. After that it would be like "choose an operating system" or whatever then it would show 3 options, the first 2 were the same, they said Windows 10 then something I cant remember, the problem was they weren't the same as the one in the screenshot/video tutorials I was coming across, the next option was windows 7 I think. After I would click one of the options, it would give me more options such as to save or to not save any information. So, here we are, I am without a computer and just have my Xbox to rely on for YouTube & the internet. If anybody would like to assist me it would be much appreciated. Thank you. Here is a link to the pc - https://amzn.to/2KyOjxm

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