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Can't access older network shares after running Windows Updates on new Windows 7 computer

Q: Can't access older network shares after running Windows Updates on new Windows 7 computer

I've seen topics that dance all around this, but never exactly match my scenario. I have Win 7 computers on a domain that have been accessing older network shares since they were set up 2-4 years ago. In the last few weeks, one very critical PC
cannot access an older (Server 2003) share over the network, though other Win 7 computers can. I worked on it this issue for 3 weeks, including reading and trying everything in every post that resembles this problem. None of it worked. I
bought a brand new Win 7 64 bit PC and set it up 1.5 weeks ago. It accessed the older shares with no problems. After being on vacation a few days I booted up the PC to continue the deployment and it starting finishing up Windows updates installation.
After that was done I could NOT ACCESS THE OLDER SHARES!

It is obviously an update causing this and it has done it on a brand new computer which worked last week and did not work after Windows Updates were installed. SO, here's MY question: Does anyone at Microsoft or elsewhere have a clue as to which
update would have caused this? The updates were downloaded on 7/1/16 and finished installing today (7/13/16) after being shut down for a week.

This is crazy! Please help!

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Hi,
When I try to connect to network shares I get the following error:

I can ping the windows server 2008 machine.
Here is what I tried to solve this issue:
1. Disabling firewall on both machines.
2. File and Printer Sharing and Client
for Microsoft Networks is checked.
3. Server service and TCP//IP
NetBIOS Helper service and Computer Browser
are enabled and running.
4. Network Discovery is enabled.
5. NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled.
6. Everyone group is added to "Access this computer from the network" policy.
How can I solve this issue?
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Three machines:
Surface Pro 4 - fully updated
Surface Pro 3 - Windows 10, fully updated
Lenovo X220T - Windows 8.1 Fully updated
All three machines can see all available network devices, including each other.All three machines can successfully access and interact with third party network devices. In this case, it is a NAS and a network printer.The windows 8.1 machine can access each of the other windows 10 machinesNeither Windows 10 machines can access any other windows share on the network.
This gets me error 80070035 with diagnostics telling me nothingAll three machines are on a Homegroup and while each can see, no one can access anything

Trouble shooting tried:
Double checked all sharing settings on all three computers. They are identical.Double checked workgroupsTried it via IP addressesReset winsock on all machinesFlushed DNS on all machinesReset the routerUninstalled and reinstalled Windows sharing and about 3 other network protocols and servicesEnabled NetBiosran this: sc.exe config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/nsi
sc.exe config mrxsmb20 start= disabledMessing around with all sorts of netsh commands clearing and flushing all sorts of other things

I'm fresh out of ideas. Any thoughts would be helpful.

A:Cannot Access Windows Network Shares

Set up a local account for all workstations instead of the email account for a login name.

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I installed Windows 7 Ultimate saturday night (I got it early to have a release party). It was an upgrade from Vista Ultimate.
I can't access any of my network shares. I am running a NSALite2 server with 3 drives and a Linksys NAS200 with 2 1Tb drives. I can access both via HTTP, but can not access them via a network share. I can ping both of them as well. I am using a laptop and connecting via wireless N. I can get on the Internet just fine. I can access the drives just fine on 2 XP machines on the network. I was able to access these drives previous using Vista Ultimate.
I have read some about changing the encryption from 128bit to 64bit, but was having trouble finding where to make this change.
Any ideas?

A:Windows 7 Ultimate, can not access network shares

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Homerj


I installed Windows 7 Ultimate saturday night (I got it early to have a release party). It was an upgrade from Vista Ultimate.
I can't access any of my network shares. I am running a NSALite2 server with 3 drives and a Linksys NAS200 with 2 1Tb drives. I can access both via HTTP, but can not access them via a network share. I can ping both of them as well. I am using a laptop and connecting via wireless N. I can get on the Internet just fine. I can access the drives just fine on 2 XP machines on the network. I was able to access these drives previous using Vista Ultimate.
I have read some about changing the encryption from 128bit to 64bit, but was having trouble finding where to make this change.
Any ideas?


Homer

You running homegroup or workgroup? how are you sharing the files and who is the owner of them

thanks

Ken

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Hello,
i have one user who changed his domain password yesterday. Since then, he cannot access network shares on our W2008R2 file servers.
When he list \\server, he only gets
\\server\aspnet_client folder (together with some SCCM related hidden shared folders which are NOT visible by default!). Standard network shares and shared printers are not visible.   If everything works fine, even
\\server\aspnet_client is not visible.
He also gets some issues updating domain policy via gpupdate.
The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file
\\domain\sysvol\domain\Policies\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}\gpt.ini from a domain controller and was not successful. Group Policy settings may not be applied until this event is resolved. This issue may be transient and could be caused by one
or more of the following.
Everything else (Outlook,Jabber ...) looks fine.  
ipconfig /all doesnt look wrong, DCs,DNS .. are are pingable ..
Suggestions?

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I'm setting up a server at work and I really don't know the ins and outs of security settings etc.. So this is a pet project of mine.

Basically, I want any computer (regardless of network name) to be able to access a share, but be prompted for a user name and password to open the directory.

Usually (it would seem), Windows 2000 just plain old denies access to anyone who does not have user account ont he server. If I can get it to prompt for a user name /pass before this, then that will serve my purposes quite nicely.
 

A:Ask users for login/pass to access network shares in Windows 2000?

I believe the NET command in XP/2k permits passing a username/login.

Also, when mapping a network drive to a network share, you have the option of putting in a user/pass.
 

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I installed Windows 7 on my aunt's P4A 2.8 GHz PC with 768 MB RAM and a GeForce FX5200. It runs fairly well as of now, and all the apparent drivers are taken care of.

The computer is running on the 865PE chipset, for which I see no Windows 7 drivers. I know Windows 7 comes with some drivers to function on older hardware - I successfully used a Duron 800 with 512MB RAM and onboard video because of this once - but I don't know that the PC is performing optimally. Would installing XP drivers in compatibility mode be a wise choice?

A:Older computer running Windows 7.

I think that drivers for XP will not helps you.

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I am trying to use a new Macbook Pro with an existing wifi network that has several Windows 7 PCs. The Mac has no problems getting on the wifi network. I can connect to the Mac from my Windows 7 PC to read files on the Mac and transfer files from the PC
to the Mac. But I cannot get the Mac to connect to my Windows 7 PC. I want the Mac to read files on the PC and use the printer that is connected to the PC.
When I try to connect to the PC from the Mac, I get an error message on the Mac saying ?there are no shares available or you are not allowed to access them on the server?.

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I have a Windows 7 Home machine (upgraded from Vista) with multiple file and printer shares. All shares are accessible with no problems by other machines running 7 or Vista. I also have a Windows XP machine that is able to access the shares for a while, but after several hours (usually overnight) the shares are no longer accessible (although I can ping the Win 7 machine). The shares still work fine from the other Win 7 and Vista machines. Oddly, the XP box can still access a share on a different Win 7 machine (running Ultimate edition). When I reboot the Win 7 Home machine, the shares are again accessible from the XP machine.

Tidbits that may or may not be relevant:
All machines have latest updates applied
All machines are assigned to a workgroup with the same name
Windows 7 machines are configured to operate on a “work network” (not a homegroup)
On network card, tried disabling “allow device to be turned off to save power”
Tried disabling “tcp auto tuning"
Tried disabling “receive side scaling”
I've tried to find differences between the Win 7 Home config and the Win 7 Ultimate config (since it doesn't seem to have the problem) . . . but to no avail.
Any ideas?

 

A:Windows XP losing access to Windows 7 shares overnight

I have no resolution for this yet! Can anyone help?
 

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Hi, everyone,

I'm mostly a Linux guy these days, so I'm no longer clued up about even simple Windows issues. Bear with me.

I have one PC running Vista (home basic), one running XP (professional) and one running Windows 7 (home basic). There is a printer connected to the Vista box, which is shared.

On the XP box I can both see and use the printer on the Vista box (i.e. a "net view \\vistabox" shows the printer, and under "printers and faxes" I can install and use it).

On the Windows 7 box, however, I can see the Vista box (i.e. a "net view" shows it in the list of available PCs on the network) but a "net view \\vistabox" gives me an "access denied" error.

The Windows 7 machine has a password on it, the Vista and XP machines don't. All machines are on the same workgroup name (which is "WORKGROUP"). On the XP box I don't need a password to access the shared printer on the Vista machine; it just works.

Extensive Googling has failed to render enlightenment, nor has browsing this forum. I'm sure it has something to do with security and passwords, somewhere, somehow, but I have no idea in which direction to look for it, let alone fix it. I have also read some things about workgroups and homegroups not being the same in Windows 7, but I'm not sure if this is correct (and if so, relevant).

All suggestions on where to go from here would be greatly appreciated!

// FvW

A:Can access Vista shares from XP but not from Windows 7 (access denied)

Welcome to the forums frankvw!

Try this: File Sharing - Between XP and W7 (and vice versa)

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I just installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on an HP Envy m6 laptop. I went to check for updates due to the fact that this laptop originally had Windows 8.1. Windows updates just keeping Checking for updates with the green progress bar keeps turning and
turning. I had this problem awhile back and there is an issue with two KB files which are windows update agents but I did not write them down. Does anybody have that information?
Thanking you in advance,
Dennis Sturgill

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My Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OS is not seeing anything uner the 'Network' tab in Windows Explorer.

I have set up a 'work' network at home with two xp machines.

The W7 macnine has a network connection,
all computers are on the same workgroup,
Network Discovery is on,
file sharing is enabled.

My xp machines can see shared folders and access files on my W7 machine so I know it is on the network, but the W7 machine sees nothing under 'Network', not even itself.

Any help is appreciated.
Joe

A:Windows 7 - no 'Network' shares

First make sure that network discovery is enabled on the Win 7 machine under Advanced Sharing settings, picture below.

It also helps to run the network set up Wizard on the XP machines after you create the Workgroup on the Win 7 machine. Be sure and enable sharing on the XP machines during the set up process.

This tutorial might help.
Networking home computers running different versions of Windows

These settings need to be like in the picture.

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Hello everyone. I've been troubleshooting this problem literally for days and I am hoping someone can help me out. This issue involves my network shares, specifically the Windows 8 ones. I have 5 computers on a home network. They are as follows:

Desktop-Windows 8 Pro upgraded from Windows 7
Laptop 1-Windows 8
Laptop 2-Windows 7
HTPC 1-Windows 8
HTPC 2-Windows 7

First of all, all computers are members of the same workgroup and can "see" one another just fine. The Desktop acts as a server with all my documents, music, video, etc. stored on it. All Windows 7 computers can access the shares on the desktop just fine. The desktop can access all the other computers (Win 7 & 8) just fine. The problem is that neither of the Windows 8 machines can access the Windows 8 desktop's shares. The desktop shows up under "network", but when I click on it to access the shares, I get the message that "windows cannot access Desktop-PC. Check the spelling of the name. Ohterwise there might be a problem with your network."

Now, what's strange is that the Windows 8 laptop and htpc can access eachother's shares without problem, but either one cannot access the Win 8 desktop's shares. The other thing about it is, if I switch to a local account from a microsoft account on either the laptop or htpc, I can then access the Windows 8 desktop shares without issue. This is not an acceptable workaround though, as I want to be able to use the Microso... Read more

A:Windows 8 Network Shares

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Hello everyone. I've been troubleshooting this problem literally for days and I am hoping someone can help me out. This issue involves my network shares, specifically the Windows 8 ones. I have 5 computers on a home network. They are as follows:

Desktop-Windows 8 Pro upgraded from Windows 7
Laptop 1-Windows 8
Laptop 2-Windows 7
HTPC 1-Windows 8
HTPC 2-Windows 7

First of all, all computers are members of the same workgroup and can "see" one another just fine. The Desktop acts as a server with all my documents, music, video, etc. stored on it. All Windows 7 computers can access the shares on the desktop just fine. The desktop can access all the other computers (Win 7 & 8) just fine. The problem is that neither of the Windows 8 machines can access the Windows 8 desktop's shares. The desktop shows up under "network", but when I click on it to access the shares, I get the message that "windows cannot access Desktop-PC. Check the spelling of the name. Ohterwise there might be a problem with your network."

Now, what's strange is that the Windows 8 laptop and htpc can access eachother's shares without problem, but either one cannot access the Win 8 desktop's shares. The other thing about it is, if I switch to a local account from a microsoft account on either the laptop or htpc, I can then access the Windows 8 desktop shares without issue. This is not an acceptable workaround though, as I want to be able to use the Microsoft Live account... Read more

A:Windows 8 Network Shares

Was Windows 7 a 64-bit or 32-bit version? (on the upgraded desktop)

My guess is a leftover setting is clogging up the works. I don't use the Microsoft Account with the sync settings & all, but if a solution continues to refuse to show up, I can take a look around the TechNet literature.
. . . Gary

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We have Got some users who can access as400 SMB shares when using Windows 7 fine when using the UNC path eg \\as400 but we have got users who use Windows XP and cant it constantly prompts for credentials and even after entering the correct creds it locks the account on the as400

I have been into the local security policy on the XP machines and had a look at the LAN manager authentication levels and also things like SMB signing but changing these to match windows 7 made no difference

any ideas? i know jack about as400 i have seen other posts on here but they seem to be the other way round eg Windows 7 clients cant access SMB shares on the as400 but XP can

A:Cant access as400 SMB shares on Windows XP

Bump anyone ?

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I have file and printer sharing enabled. I can access these shares from other windows 7 machines on the network, so I know the shares and permissions are correct. I have an active directory and I am logging onto the xp machines with the same account I always do, my own account which is a domain admin. The error I get when trying either \\windows7machinename or windows7machinename\sharename is

windows7machinename is not accessible. you might not have permissions....

the specified server cannot perform the requested operation.

Like I stated above, I know how to create the shares in Windows 7 compared to XP, much different. I can access these shares from other Windows 7 machines, and with different accounts that have the permissions to gain access. I just cannot access these same shares from my XP machines.

A:Cannot access shares on Windows 7 from XP machines

Rob

Im assuming the obvious has been taken care of like workgroup not homegroup, windows firewall off, add your win 7 user name pword and xp user name and pword (they are different). Could you tell us more about the networking set up

Ken

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I have several machines on a domain (controlled by a Windows 2000 server) and recently added an older machine with Windows 98SE on it. The 98 machine is on the domain and can access the domain with no problem.

When I share a folder on the 98 machine I can get to it from a computer in the workgroup, but not one in the domain. Domain and workgroup use the same name, I only found the workgroup bit out accidentally.

So, the share is working... but somewhere authentication is being denied. I didn't think 98 machines could do this. The error I get on my workstations (or the server for that matter) when I try to access the 98 machine is "\\name is not accesible. The account is not authorized to log in from this station."

I can access the share from the 98 machine itself in Network Neighborhood. If I take a machine off the domain and just use the same name in the Workgroup I can access the share with no problem.

Any ideas?
 

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The title sums it up really. Shares that no longer exist are still showing up in other PCs connected to the LAN. Some of the shares have been gone for months now, but still are listed. I've deleted any Homegroups which I had been previously playing with and unshared all shares on the host PC.

Any idea how to get rid of these shares?

A:Old Network Shares Still Appear In Windows Explorer

start an administrative command prompt
Type net share "users" /d
replace "users" with the username the share is listed under... keep doing so on all your machines until the share list is current

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Hi,
I've got 2 Western Digital Network drives hard wired on my network, a My Book World and an EX2.
Since upgrading to Windows 10 I've had intermittent problems viewing and setting network drives. I've read a lot of other posts and tried a number of things suggested without success. WD Support have run out of ideas.

The WD Discovery tool finds the Network drives, but the box to map network drive is greyed out. I can access the desktop control panel from my browser. If I try to add a network location the drives are not listed. If I try to add the drive letter \\WDMYCLOUDEX2\Public the network path is not found?

I have another Windows 10 computer on the network which can access the drives without issue - so it must be a setting on my PC. Tried disabling my Kaspersky security - still not being seen?
I suspect that this has been as a result of a windows upgrade?

Anybody had similar issues?

A:Unable to map Network Shares Windows 10

Well would you believe it;

My computer has just updated itself to Windows 10 Pro Version 1511, OS Build 10586.3 and the drives are showing again.
I knew it was something to do with a previous update.............

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hi all, i have a windows 7 home premium laptop at work. i have been trying to access domain (2008 r2) shares for few days with no success. i tried changing the settings in advanced sharing centre, tried editing registry, tried creating a same domain account on laptop, joining the laptop to a workgroup same as domain name, disabled IPv6, connected through wireless, wired, with dhcp, without dhcp etc.. For my utter surprise, i find no luck with these... could someone please help me. i can ping the server with ip and name. there is another laptop in our company with home premium which is accessing all shares. let me know if u need more info. thanks

A:windows 7 home cant access domain shares

Quote:




...joining the laptop to a workgroup same as domain name...




If I understand you correctly, there's your problem. Your laptop is joined to a workgroup, not a domain. That's a different thing altogether. You must join the laptop to the domain which has the shares you want to access.

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I just set up a KDlinks A400 Android-based media player with a built-in Samba server.  I can see all the folders on my network in Windows Explorer but when I try to select one of the folders, I get the message "Windows cannot access \\ANDROID_DCDAD\share\folder"
and "You do not have permission to access..."
Windows will not allow me to change any permissions or ownership for these folders...everything comes back "Access denied".  I'm signed in as Administrator, have tried disabling Symantec Endpoint Protection and Windows Firewall and still
nothing.
I've tried just about everything I can find on the web but still no progress.  Any ideas before I pack this box up and send it back???

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Hello. I have a Surface Pro running Windows 8.1. At home I have a Windows domain network. I do not want to put my Surface on my domain, but I do want to access file shares and printers on my domain network. If I open Windows Exporer and navigate to
\\servername, I can see all the printers and file shares. However, if click on any of them I get a "Network Error" dialog that says I do not have permissions to access the share. I would expect
to see a login dialog where I can enter my domain account.

I've tried every thing I can think if. Turned on file sharing/discovery for all network types, disabled Windows Firewall, etc. I've tried using "net use" from the command line to login, mapping one of the shares as a drive, set my WiFi
network connection to Private. Nothing works.

I've been using Windows machines for 20 years and this is the first time I've had this situation. If I bring my Windows 8.1 laptop home from work (which is on my work domain, not my home domain) I can navigate to and login to my home domain resources
no problem....I just have to enter my credentials.

Does anyone have any ideas why this machine is behaving different? What do I need to do to get this to work? Thanks.

-Scott

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Hello I can't figure out why my newly installation of xp (1) on one of my machine is not allowing access to it network shares. On my other xp (2) system to allow you to enter a username to view its shares on win xp (1) its greyed out. On my win2000 machine i type a user name and password that exists on the xp (1) machine still does not allow access. On the newly install xp (1) machine i entered all the logon names of the other system i logon with that i have done with all my machines and they allow me access to there shares. I can't remember what i did on my winxp (2) i think i just enter all the username of the other systems they where all allow access.

Thankyou
 

A:Win XP Does not allow access to network Shares

I appeared to fixed by selected in Local Security Policy and selecting in there security options and finding "Network access: Sharing and security model for local accounts" changing it from Guest only to Classic. Its strange because i don't remember having to do it for my other xp system. I am sure this setting will effect every program that uses the nt user database eg wingate it can use the nt database if you select the option i know it effects Remote Administrator because it worked before i select use nt database but now its working.
 

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I have a linux samba share setup that I use for my file server. It's setup for guest access.

Recently when I tried accessing the server, it asked me for a username and password, which it shouldn't. So I typed in guest, didn't work, I typed in the root account, didn't work.

My roommate can still access the server just fine. I checked all the permissions on the linux box, and it has to be an issue with my computer. I had my roommate setup a shared folder on his computer, and I couldn't access it either.

I'm not sure what happened to cause this... one day it worked, the next day it didn't. I tried a system restore thinking maybe some update caused an issue, but that didn't do anything. I've checked various registry keys, made sure the proper services are running. I'm lost as to what could be causing this...

A:Cannot access network shares...

  
Quote: Originally Posted by GrdLock


I have a linux samba share setup that I use for my file server. It's setup for guest access.

Recently when I tried accessing the server, it asked me for a username and password, which it shouldn't. So I typed in guest, didn't work, I typed in the root account, didn't work.

My roommate can still access the server just fine. I checked all the permissions on the linux box, and it has to be an issue with my computer. I had my roommate setup a shared folder on his computer, and I couldn't access it either.

I'm not sure what happened to cause this... one day it worked, the next day it didn't. I tried a system restore thinking maybe some update caused an issue, but that didn't do anything. I've checked various registry keys, made sure the proper services are running. I'm lost as to what could be causing this...


Did you by chance change to a homegroup?

Ken

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I have noticed that shares are no longer accesible. I can ping the server by its IP but no by its name. Removing the wireless card and putting a wire to the network card does not solve the problem either. This happened all of the sudden. The shares are accessible from another computer without issues. The laptop in question is running XP Home SP3.

Just in case, this is the Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:13:13, on 2009/03/07
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Justsystem\OpenMG BeatJam\Plugin\bgsvclib.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\BUFFALO\Client Manager3\bwsvc\bwsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\DigiOn\DiXiM Media Server\dmsf.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeIn.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LMIGuardian.exe
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Hi,

I just reloaded Vista 64 Ultimate and I haven't installed any antivirus yet. I have a mapped drive that it frequently causing Windows Explorer to stop responding. I have other shares from the same server mapped, too, and I can use them fine.

Also, I can open up a command prompt and copy from the share that is causing Windows Explorer to stop responding.

This is really annoying! Anyone else have these issues?

Thanks.

--Kent

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I am finally switching over my work computer from Windows XP to Windows 7.

I have multiple network connections I connect to when I boot up. I've set myself as a new user on the servers I have to connect to, Windows 7 asked me to put in my username and password for each share, all connects fine but when I shutdown and restart, I see all my Shares as red x'ed "disconnected" and as I click on each one, I have to put in my username and password again. Windows XP always remembered my connections and logged me onto each share at boot up. I've checked "remember my credentials" but it's not doing it,

Am I missing something? on any restart or shutdown, I have to click on each share and put in my login credentials.
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 not reconnecting to network shares

OK, I figured this out, using a Computer Name as recognized by the network rather than my username, it remembers and logs me in when I restart. Not really sure why this makes a difference, but as long as it works, one less thing to worry about.
 

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Hello all

I have two computeres set up in an offline LAN with a 4 port switch connected to a router. One is a server with 4 shared 1TB drives. The other is just a works station.

Both computers are running windows 7 ultimate x64. My problem is that 1 drive which I've label as Z:\ keeps disconnecting in the workstation.

When I check the server I noticed that the Z drive has been marked as un shared. So I re enable sharing and set the desired permission. Then I re map the drive on the workstation.

A few days later and the same issue happens. Both computers are always left on and I've set the power options accordingly.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows 7 un shares a shared network drive

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Hi all.

I am having an issue, specifically between my Android devices, and my new Win 8.1 PC.

I have an older Acer 6930 laptop running Windows 7 Professional, and my mentioned new Windows 8.1 ASUS M11 tower.

I use an app called ES File Explorer on my Android devices, an LG G3 (phone) and a Samsung Tab 3 8.0 (tablet) to access Windows shares on those PC's. Has always worked for last two plus years for me with all previous Androids I have owned.

For some reason, I specifically cannot access the 4 external HDD's attached to the new Windows 8.1 machine from my Android devices.
Symptoms

---The internal HDD partition (D drive) on my Windows 8.1 machine is accessible from my Androids, the external HDD's are NOT.

---The internal partition (D drive) on my Windows 7 Pro machine and the external HDD (F drive) are both accessible on my Androids

---All the drives/shares are accessible from one Windows machine to the other. IE I have full access to my Win 8.1 shares from the laptop, and I have full access to my Win 7 shares from my tower.
Attempted so far......

--- made sure to add Everyone under Advanced Sharing to have Read Access
--- made sure to add Everyone under Securtity to have Read Access, List Contents and Read/Execute
--- Administrator/Administrators and my user account name set with full access in both sharing and security
--- same user account name across both PC, and same password
--- verified both PC's are in same WORKGROUP (WORKGROUP)
--- adding new firewall ... Read more

A:Windows 8.1 network shares not accessible to Androids

Just as a test, I would try disabiling the firewall on the Win 8 machine just long enough to test. If that works, you know there's an issue with your rule. I also am assuming you're attempting this via wifi and not the cellular network.

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I have a peculiar Samba share issue.

I was running Windows 7 on my laptop. I have a file server running Linux and Samba. When I open the Network icon in Windows 7, I see my server there and I can open it and access the associated folder shares.

I upgraded to Windows 10. Now if I double click the network icon, I don't see any machines except my local client laptop. However, if I enter the UNC path to my samba server (\\myserver) into the path bar of Windows Explorer, I can access the server. If I want to add a network printer to my laptop that is shared by the server, it won't find the server in the search list. However, I can enter the literal UNC path to the printer and add it. So it has something to do with nmb I think? Not sure.

Any suggestions on how to resolve it?

A:Samba Shares don't show up in Windows 10 Network

What version of Linux are you using and what version of Samba? Try using system-config-samba if running a Ubuntu based distro. All computers need to be so that the workgroup is named "WORKGROUP". Normally I send people over to the proper Linux forum for this kind of stuff, because I was too busy with work. Now that I am retired, I have a lot of time available to help.

Post your smb.conf before you make any changes, post a screenshot of your shares in the Samba Server Config tool. Then post the changes that you made with the tool that shows that they are working. Also make sure you go in and remove the ; in the Browseable line for the share.

You can check for windows shares in Windows cmd with net view should show all computers on your network.

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hi everyone i inastalled windows 10 on 3 X hp z 420 all is well exept it kkeps disconntecting from the local network all the time.just for a second or so but at least twice an hour.i have tried :updating drivers\chipset took out the intel x540 10 gbe  work only from onboard  changing the power options so.... anyone?

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I have read the forums for this question before. when trying to update windows so that i may download a newer version of zune to use with my window's phone I recieve this "window update cannot currently check for updates becuase the service is not running.
You may need to restart your computer." while i am checking for updates in the systems and securites section of my control panal. I have a Refurbished Gateway Touchscreen computer. It came with windows 7. Restarting has done nothing to help. Please help me
fix this problem.

A:Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer

Hi,
This worked for me (Windows Server 2008 R2):

go to services and stop Windows update servicelocate C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\ folder and delete all its contentstart Windows update servicecheck for updates

(http://jndm.net/2011/09/28/how-to-fix-windows-update-cannot-currently-check-for-updates-because-the-service-is-not-running/)

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User with XP Pro on laptop has lost connection to the \\Server\Shares. Logon to network seems to be OK but can't see the shared folders. User seems to think this started when he had a problem with McAfee and had to uninstall it.

Have tried to Add Network Connection but it won't recognize the pathname when I type it in.

Ideas appreciated. Thanks
 

A:Can't Access Shares folders - Windows Server 2003

Are you using a Workgroup or Domain??
 

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Just upgraded 2 computers, a laptop and a desktop to windows 8, clean install.

I shared my files on the desktop and mapped it to my laptop as a network drive. i am able to access it through explorer and programs like chrome but some programs can't even see the drive. Tried using UNC paths but the programs still can't seem to access the shares. Both computers are on the same homegroup. Granted Everyone full control to the folder, advanced shares, blah..

Am I missing something?

A:Programs can't access network shares

Besides the permissions tab and granting permission to Everyone, try going into the Security tab of the drive and then Advanced sharing and then type Everyone into the box, hit Apply OK and see if you can access those drives.

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i have got a wireless network set up, i want to share files to all of the computers but one. but i want to be able to access the shares on that pc.
i have read on the net that i can either set the policies or change the security settings. but i cant seem to sus it out. i am running windows xp pro on all machines.

i can only change settings that are local to the machine, i want to be able to tell my pc who can access the shared folders who are connected to the network, not users on my pc.
i am running Windows XP Pro on all machines, they are sharing resources via a workgroup, not a domain.
i have tried to configure the user rights assignment in the local security settings so that only certain users from the work group can access the computer, but i get an error message saying "failed to save local policy database".
i have also tried to modify shares using the computer management>shared folders. but i can only modify settings that affect the users on the computer and not over the network.
i have read on the internet that i can achieve network access control by configuring the secuirty settings of a share, rather than changing the actual share settings, but again, i have found this only accepts configurations that effect the local PC and not the network.

if you have got any help what so ever i would appreciate it very much.

thanks again
 

A:controlling access to network shares

Hi,

Okay, you have XP Pro all around that should be easy enough.

BTW, we figured you were setup in a Workgroup not a Domain as a Domain would technically need a Server and would typically run Active Directory.

Anyway,

What you can do is create a few user accounts. They can be limited or adminstrators. It does not matter. Create them on the computer you want to share resources on.

We are going to use them to build ACLs (Access Control Lists)

The first thing I want you to do is turn off simple file sharing. To do this, you open any folder and click tools, Folder Options.

Within the Folder Options, you click the View Tab and scroll all the way to to bottom.

You will see a checkbox that is checked and it will say, "Use Simple File Sharing (Recomended)"

Well, since you paid for XP Pro instead of Home, you paid for the privledge of being able to mess with your NTFS permissions!!! So once you uncheck that, you will now see a security tab on every folder.

You can add or remove users from the ACL and give them various NTFS permissions. When you share something, there is also shared permissions. You can now control both.

Obviously, you can give different usres read and modify...

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Here is how permissions work.

It takes a specific user and all the groups a usre belongs too and takes all the permissions of all the objects for NTFS and uses + puts them all together. So if user bob is on a resource and he can read, but he is in a group ca... Read more

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When i try and access a network share windows seems to be searching for files on my HD. Also i cant find the "display run command " option in start menu properties.

[IMG]file:///C:/Users/f3122859/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]

A:Help - Unable to access network shares

Hi Leeboy, welcome to the forums.

I'm still very much a noob at networking so can't answer the first question, sorry

I can, however, answer the second....



Right-Click the Taskbar -> Properties -> Start Menu -> Customize, it's about 2/3 down the list

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I cannot access network shares on my Vista Ultimate machine.

I provide the location. \\[computer name]\c$ It requests a user name and password, so I provide it with correct administrator credentials. But the Vista machine rejects it.

What am I missing? It must be one of the new quirky differences with Vista. But what?

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Cannot access network shares

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I am setting up a computer for a user in an office. The user can access all her required network share folders from her existing computer and from any other computer in the office. The computer we are setting up for her is denied access to the two network
shares that she needs to be able to access. We are able to map the drives but get "You do not have permission to access
\\computer\folder. Contact your network administrator" We are able to access shared folders on the same machine that contains the folders for which access is denied.

There are two shared folders with this problem. One is on a domain server, the other is shared on a workstation. There is acess to other shared folders on either of these machines. Access is only denied to the folders that we need to map.
I have also tried logging on to the problem machine as another user with administrative privileges and get the same permission denied error message.
So it appears that the problem is on the Windows 7 machine not on the server since the problem is not experienced from any other computer on the network.

I have tried turning off the firewall, renaming the computer and logging on as a different user. We have also looked in Group Policy for any policy settings but didn't see anything obvious. I am not fully knowledgeable about Group Policy editing so I could
be overlooking something in Group Policy.
Would appreciate any help or suggestions for fixing this.

Sam

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Is there a way to run a windows 98 game on Windows 7? I tried running the game on Win XP on virtual machine, it worked, but the graphics were messed up. I don't have a 98 disk. Thanks to anyone that can help me!

A:Running an Older OS game on Windows 7?

If they're DOS type of games see here: http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com/topic/39445-play-dos-games-in-xp-vista-and-windows-7/

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O.k.......I am running Windows 10 on a seven years old Dell Inspiron 1545, it works fine apart from one problem.......after clicking on desktop icon it can take up to 25 seconds to load a web page.......not all the time, and not all web pages.......Facebook for instance is very slow to load....... without being too technical, anyone got any tips to speed this up a bit, or could it be that the machine really is too old ?..............Del.

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My L590 is straight out of the box with no software installed.  I have enabled network discovery and file and printer sharing but I cannot access other computers on my network.

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This is an interesting problem and unfortunately I don't know the cause (or solution). Its fairly longwinded and I'm not sure how to describe it easily, so if you can try to struggle through my description and provide any advice I'd appriciate it.

My Powerbook G4 came with Tiger, and I have an old G4 PowerMac that has Panther on it. In both of those OSes if you double clicked networking in the sidebar of the Finder you could see the computers on your Windows network. When Leopard came out, in the sidebar of the Finder was a list of computers on your network, making access to them quicker. It was really slick because you only had to log in once, ever.

Basically what would happen is you'd single click on your Windows machine in the sidebar, and then a list of shares would come up in the main window of Finder. Then you'd double click whichever one you wanted to mount (no asking for password after your first access).

I was so impressed by this I also put Leopard on my Mac Mini (intel). It also worked great, for a time..

Now both my Powerbook and Mini no longer see Windows computers in the sidebar at all (they still see their Mac brothers though). And now the only way I can connect to one of my Windows machines is to go to the Go menu -> Connect to server -> then enter the smb address (smb://Athlon64 for example).

Somehow I lost that cool sidebar functionality to connect to my Windows machines and I'd like it back. S... Read more

A:Leopard update breaking simple access to Windows shares?

I realize you're quite thorough in analyzing these problems.
But it may be as simple as a cacheing error.
With the amount of logs and temp files moving around, my first options are always start clean, even rebuiding the network clean (ie remove all settings first)

Just a simple thought, that has worked before
 

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Dell
Vista x64 SP1
Intel Core i7 920
6gb ram crucial (2gb strips)
High end video card (i forgot b/c I am so stressed)
640GB HDD
(purchased May 5, 09)

I was having issues before with installing updates. I tried the rename "SoftwareDistribution" trick and it worked briefly. Then I started having major issues that I traced backed to some rogue software (Rollback Rx Pro - AVOID!!). After uninstalling this, I tried to access updates. Still no dice. After I click on the Update link it just stalls. Ten minutes later - still no action.

I tried the Vista Startup Repair. It said there were no issues. Plz help.

A:Cannot access Windows Updates in Control Panel - computer Stalls

1.First try re-register Windows Update How do I reset Windows Update components?
2.Run cmd.exe with administrative previlliges (right click on this file as admin) and type

sfc /scannow

3.if no help run this tool:Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2008, for Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate, and for Windows 7 Release Candidate

and find file C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.log

apart of them in cmd.exe runned with administrative previlliges type:

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt

on your desktop appear file sfcdetails.txt.
Find also file C:\Winsdows\WindowsUpdate.log

Make also log from everything by using VistaInfoTool http://www.vistax64.com/software-too...info-tool.html

All files:WindowsUpdate.log,sfcdetails.txt,CheckSur.log and log from VistaInfoTool pack to *.zip and upload on Speedy Share - upload your files here

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Hey every one,

I plan to get Window's Vista some time next year.(Home premium) I'm curious does any one know if any of the older games will work with Window's Vista?
For example:

Commander keen
Wolf 3d
Duke 3d
Shadow warrior (I don't own this game, I thinking of getting it. I really liked the demo.)
Quake
Myst series etc.

bigk
 

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Anyone else having issues with their network shares after winxp update? I didn't upgrade to SP3 because this upgrade had caused a problem for me also. Just did a few security fixes.. Is there a way to fix this without having to uninstall all the patches?
 

A:Solved: Network shares not working after recent windows xp upgrade

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This is a strange one.  I can see where others are having the same issue but I have not found an answer yet so hence this post. 

This issue is happening on a Win 7 Pro system.  As far as I know we are not having this issue on any XP systems. 


Problem:  I have at least one Windows 7 system that every so often will lose access to network shares on our network.  It does not lose access to all mapped drives or shares just to a couple and one server in particular
- other shares are still working fine.

I have logged on as another user to test the profile but it has the same issue.  It doesn't matter if I try to access the mapped drive or browse directly to the share.  It will not connect.

Once I reboot the computer, access is restored like it should be.  It will work for a few hours and then go bonkers again.   HELP!!

A:Windows 7 Pro randomly loses connection to some network drives/shares.

I have not tried PK's suggestion yet.  I applied Win 7 SP1 on the system having the problem and am waiting to see if this resolves the issue.  I hate to make a change to my server that has been running without issue for the last 3 years. 
I will look at the forum you referenced and repost with results.  thanks

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