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Switched from WORKGROUP to company domain, unable to connect to share drives on network

Q: Switched from WORKGROUP to company domain, unable to connect to share drives on network

I have 3 interfaces running Win7 on a company network with 3 network share drives on the server.
These interfaces are part of WORKGROUP. Mapped drives work while on WORKGROUP settings.
When changing to company domain, drives are no longer mapped with an error 1909.
Tried disabled Windows firewall but this did not help. Also disconnected drives and tried remapping them to the interface.
Still getting error 1909. When I return settings to WORKGROUP network status, share drives are accessible.
There are 3 other interfaces running Win7 on the network that I switched to the domain and were able to connect to drives.
Please advise with any new options.
Thank you,

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I am having an issue with some client computers running xp, they are unable to connect to the domain or map network drives. I have ghosted these computer for a temporary solution but it has been happening to multiple computers now.

The error message that comes up when I try to map a drive or connect to the domain is "network location cannot be reached"

Any Ideas on how to resolve this problem without having to ghost these computers?

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At my work, we are upgrading all computers from Windows 7 to Windows 10 (roughly about 12 computers total). So far 6 of them have been upgraded successfully with not network issues. There is a company domain in place. After upgrading the 7th computer, a Dell Latitude E6410, to windows 10, I cannot access the shared drive on the network. I can connect to the network, see shared printers and any shared workstations, and can even access the internet, but cannot connect to the shared drive. When attempting to do so, the message about missing network protocols come up. I have tried a few suggested fixes but cannot fix the issue.

Any ideas?

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I'm trying to reach my network disk (a portable disk connected using USB to an ASUS AC2400 router/ ASUS RT-AC87U).

I am able to reach the network disk using other devices (like my smartphone), so it is working properly.

When I try to reach it using my work computer (which is a domain computer), I am unable to connect to the network disk.
I've tried these things already with following result:

When I ping the IP-address of the device or the device name, I get a reply and in case of the device name, I also get the correct ip-address
When activating the media server on the asus router, I am able to reach it (sometimes) on my computer.
I am able to reach other NAS servers (at my parents home, I was able to reach the NAS using the IP-address)
using nbtstat I can see that the device is broadcasting its name
I've tried many other things, but am so far unable to reach this network disk.

In the web user interface of the ASUS router it is called the: 'USB Application - Network Place (Samba) Share / Cloud Disk'
I activated/deactivated following options:

Allow guest login --> NO

Work Group --> workgroup

Enable SMB2 protocol (default: No) --> NO

Simpler share naming (without the disk name) --> YES

Force as Master Browser --> NO
Set as WINS server --> NO
NTFS Sparse Files Support --> Enabled
If any of these options should be changed, please tell me and also please explain the meaning of these features and why they should be enabled/disa... Read more

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Not sure how to ask, but I will try. For fun I have set up 2 VMs in virtualbox. One has sharepoint 2013 on server 2012r2 and the other is server 2012 as the DC. They are on a domain I Created when installing sharepoint. Is there a way to, when I "browse" for something, that I can get into my home network on my local account? The VMs are on a separate drive that I installed in the extra bay, not on the HD with my MS OS.

How can I share in between them? My user folder on my pc is set to be shared, and I included "everyone" which is only me lol.
Or, can I connect to the the domain that my vms are running on? If so would that mean that I would always need the vms running so I can actually be on the domain?

A:How to share local workgroup with VM on a domain?

Is this not the right section?

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I have a USB printer attached to Computer A which is joined to a domain. I also have Computer B, which is on a workgroup, which I want to connect to the printer. They are both attached to the same network. How can I do this without being asked for passwords? So far I always get prompted with a username and password. Is there a way to remove whatever security from Computer A that is making that happen? Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Share Printer with Domain and Workgroup

Is computer B XP Pro or Home?

Do you have the same username and password on Computer B as Computer A? I would make a local account on Computer A that has the same username and password that is on Computer B.

Have you thought about just buying a cheap USB print server?

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I have 2 machines connected via my router/hub (wired). One is running Windows 8.1 and the other Windows 7. Previously I had them sharing perfectly until I did a reinstall of Windows 8 (upgraded to Windows 8.1). I get this message on both machines whilst trying to access shared drives (permissions enabled to read, write, modify for all users):

I have a local account on the windows 8.1 as per previous installation. I have checked all the usual sharing settings and they are the same as in the previous working installation on both machines. I have left the homegroup and created a new one on the windows 8 machine and rejoined on the windows 7 machine all to no avail. I have read posts here but none seem to help. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Unable to share drives across home network

OK - I now manage to access a shared drive on my Windows 7 PC from Windows 8.1 - read write etc. all good ( found that encryption setting on Windows 8.1 was wrong .
However cannot do the same for the Windows 8.1 machine from the Windows 7. Can't see what I am doing wrong?

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This problem started with myself about a month ago and is plaguing me with problems, here are my machine specs.

Dell Poweredge 2550 server running Windows Server 2003 32 bit

Home built PC running Windows 7 64 bit

If you need any hardware specs I can provide them.

Up until about a month ago I was using both of these machines and they were quite happily sharing folders over a private network, I did some Windows 7 security updates and since then I can no longer access the shared folders on either machines except for the public folders on the Windows 7 machine from the Windows Server machine.

I have searched the internet for solutions and mostly I get the impression that Microsoft does not allow cross platform network shares from Windows 7 machines to older versions of it's OS anymore. I also found various workarounds including the one listed above but no matter what I do I cannot get the 2 machines to share any folders other than the public ones on the Windows 7 Machine.

What I have is a 10 TB raid array on the Windows server machine that I need to access over the network as if it is a shared drive, but every time I try to access the server I get asked for a user name and password from within the Windows 7 environment, The server PC username is \\SERVER\Administrator and then the password but this does not work, I get no error messages just the login screen constantly.

If I try and do a network search from the Server 2003 machine I get the error message saying \\Dagge... Read more

A:Suddenly unable to connect to network share

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Instead of accessing the shared computer/folder from your network using this method: \\Daggers-PC\, try using the IP Address of Daggers computer i.e. \\\. If it works using the IP Address and not the Computer Name, you may conveniently create a shortcut or a mapped network drive on your computer's desktop to easily access the shared files.

Please let us know the outcome.

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Hi, I have had this Network setup at my home for a while. There is one desktop, which has Windows XP Professional (we'll call this XPA, antivirus is MSE), connected to the router through an ethernet port, and three laptops, one with XP Media Center (we'll call this XPB, antivirus is McAfee configured to share files and printers) and two with 7 Professional and Home Premium (one is my own laptop, 7-A, antivirus is MSE, and other is 7-B, antivirus is McAfee configured to share files and printers). A few months ago, every computer was able to see each other easily through their names, and were able to share files and printers easily, even with the two 7 laptops having password protection. All of them were in the same Workgroup (called WORKGROUP), and the two 7 laptops were in the same Homegroup, sharing files through passwords).

Now, I came back home from college, and oddly find that my laptop (which is 7-A Professional with MSE) can't connect either XP computers when I type their name (coming up with the error code 0x80070035: The network path was not found), I can only connect when I type in their IP address. It's the same when I try to connect from the XP computers to my laptop. I can easily connect to 7-B though, and 7-B can easily connect to my laptop, XPA and XPB (and vice versa). I have no idea why this is happening now, since I haven't really fiddled around with the settings in college (other than installing some program that will let me connect to the university netwo... Read more

A:Unable to connect to XP computers in Network Share

Disable the firewall temporarily as a test, see if it makes a difference.

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A strange problem appeared suddenly on my home network.
the network is comprised by a workstation class Pc, with Windows 2003 Server R2, plus 2 Windows 7, 3 Windows XP (1 of thema a laptop) and 1 Ubuntu Linux PCs.

I have 2 network shares on the server which are mapped on the same Disks for all PCs.

This has worked without a problem for 2 and a half years or so.

BUT since last night whenever i try to access those network shares on any of the 2 Windows & PCs i cannot and i get a repsonce about the password being wrong.

it obviously isnt, i can connect with no problems from any of the 3 Windows XP PCs or the Linux machine. I can allso login normally, or connect via Remote desktop. The password is ok.. something else is the problem , but what?

does any of you have any pointers?

A:Suddenly unable to connect to network share

Have you checked your Windows Firewall settings? It's possible that an update may have blocked it accidentally.
Edit: Also, have you checked your advanced sharing settings?

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I have a windows 7 domain account and used to have a share set up on a workgroup server. Now I can see the server but none of the shares. If I log in with my local account I can see the shares. Not sure why my domain account can't see the workgroup share. 

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Okay, here's an odd one.

Machine 1: Desktop, Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP2, firewall disabled, no a/v, fresh install
Machine 2: Notebook, Vista Home Basic 32-bit SP2, firewall disabled, no a/v, fresh install

fresh install = from OEM disc, not restore disc.

Machine 1 has files on it I want to share with machine 2, I can see my files on machine 1 from three XP machines, but not Machine 2, here's where it gets freaky, I plug Machine 2 into the network and disable the wifi, I can see the files. I go back on the wifi and I cannot ping machine 1 from machine 2, I cannot ping machine 2 from machine 1, I can ping machine 1 & 2 from three other XP-based machines regardless of being on wifi or not.

I'm stumped, here's the kicker, it's happening on another similar setup (vista 64bit sharing files and xp 32 bit & vista 32bit unable to connect, all over wifi, works with ethernet)

am I missing something here?

A:unable to connect to vista share over wireless network

I feel stupid now... I figured it out, somewhat, I have a workaround.

I have two netgear WPN824v2's (and another one at that other location), for some reason that's giving me a fit, out of curiosity I reconnected to a 3rd access point, which is a cheap gigabyte brand router that I set up for my mom's notebook and wii, all three use WPA encryption so I doubt its that, and all netgear routers have the latest firmware. Anyway I can connect to the files and print to the 64-bit machine with my 32-bit machine. I'm going to pick up another router and replace one of my WPN824s and see if that takes care of it although I'm going to play with the settings on my 824's to see if there's something I can do to fix it.

Also I was mistaken earlier, the XP notebook was connected to the Gigabyte wireless, not my netgear's, I just connected to the netgear AP's and its getting packet-blocked too.

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I am unable to access shared files on a Win 2000 Pro machine from a Win 98 machine. The Microsoft Support site deals with the problem but I get an error message when I attempt the fix to start NetLogon. "Windows could not start the Net Logon on Local Computer .... refer to service specific error code 3095."

Q? Is Net Logon not on W2K Pro?

BACKGROUND (pasted from Microsoft Support site.)

This article was previously published under Q262916

When you attempt to connect to a Microsoft Windows 2000 computer over the network, you may receive one of the following error messages:

You must supply a password to make this connection:
Resource: \\computername\IPC$

This behavior can occur if the Netlogon service is not started on the Windows 2000 computer.

To connect to the network share, follow these steps:
1. In Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then click Component Services.
2. Right-click the Netlogon icon, and then click Start.

This issue affects only Windows 9x computers. Computers running Windows NT and/or Windows 2000 are able to connect when the Netlogon service is turned off.

A:Unable to Connect to Network Share When Netlogon Service Is Not Started

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I am using a Vista Business client on a Windows domain network. We have a multifunction copier/scanner connected to the network. This device is accessed by the XP clients with a shortcut on their desktop, which simply points to \\COPIERNAME\File_Share folder. Technically, this device isn't a member of the domain, and it doesn't really show up as part of a workgroup either. It's just a device sitting out there on the same subnet.On the Vista client, I can ping COPIERNAME and I get a reply, however I cannot connect to the File_Share folder, which is where the scanned documents are.I disabled the Vista firewall but this didn't help. I assume there's some security "feature" in Vista that is preventing access to this device since it's not part of the domain, but I can't find a workaround.Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:Unable to connect to file share on network copier/scanner

This issue has now been solved.  Here's the solution:The problem is one of SMB signing.  By default, Windows 2003 Server has SMB signing enabled for all client connections, and this was preventing the Windows Vista client from communicating with the file share.  While it is possible to change the default setting for the entire domain, for security purposes I much prefer to make the change on the copier/scanner device.  The instructions below apply to the Toshiba eStudio Copier/Scanner, but similar configuration can be done on other devices.
Connect to copier/scanner using web browser.  Click Administration tab, and logon use the copier's username/password.
Click Network
Click SMB Session
Click SMB Session box
In section called "SMB Signing of SMB Server", the default of "If client agrees, digital signature is done for communication" needs to be changed to "Digital signature isn't done for communication for the server"
Click Set button at top, then Save button, and the copier will reset.
You should now be able to connect to the file share using Vista.  No drivers are needed.

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I need to connect to my work domain for various things, but at home I have a workgroup with shared printers etc. There is another workgroup with shared I need at another office.

How can I configure my XPSP2 laptop to connect to domains and workgroups without continually reinputting the settings and rebooting?

A:Connect to Domain & Workgroup?

you might try to create a LAN connection for each one you need then just right click and connect or right click and disconnect as you need to.
good luck.
P.S. for the domain you have to go to sys properties and change from a domain connection to a workgroup connection

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I've got a machine running Windows 7 logged on the network domain but when I try to map a share to a machine on the network, but not registered on the domain I cannot connect (even though I have a local account on the networked machine).When attempting to connect Windows 7 prompts me for my connection credentials and it automatically fills in the domain name.  How can I connect to this network share using credentials that are local to that network share?

A:Logging in to Non-Domain Network Share from computer on Domain

When you say local credentials I assume you mean local on the "TestServer", not local on the Windows 7 box. Then you should be able to just type in TestServer\LocalAccount and the password (the domain you see should automatically switch to "TestServer")Also; have you tried mapping the drive using the IP address (i.e. \\xx.xx.xx.xx\TestShare)?

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Can I access a network share on the domain with a non-domain computer? I would connect the computer directly to the corporate network. 
For what reasons could this be blocked (firewall? policy? settings on server-side?) and what configuration is needed to make sure it is possible to access a network share with a non-domain computer?
Thanks already for your help!

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Hi All,
I have a problem where my windows 8.1 laptop after a weekend network update will no longer access shared folders on my company's network domain. If I use a different machine to login (windows 7), access to the folders is fine.  Our IS team assures me
that all permissions are correct. I don't want to if possible rebuild the machine as I have specialised software on it that has taken a while to get sorted, including something that links to a local sql server instance.
Could this be a corrupted profile?  Any suggestions on a solution please? Will I lose ability to use any existing software and / or will I need to re-set these up?
I appreciate any guidance.
Regards, Alexis

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have 3 networked drives in tower setup to share...laptop connects to these drives...when i boot laptop i get a notification stating the machine was unable to connect to all network drives...well, go to my computer and all drives have the red x over them...BUT if i double click on any and all of the drives i am able to connect...

how do i get the laptop to not notify me of this since i can truly connect...ALSO, at the same time not show the red x...

A:false warning - unable to connect to network drives

When you mapped them, did you tick the "reconnect at logon" box?

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I have a unusual case where I need to setup two mapped network drives as two different users to the same share location. When I attempt to map the second drive after inputting the user name and password the system goes on its merry way for a few seconds
and then returns me back to the username/password input.
If I change the second mapped network drive to use the IP address the two shares work happily. If I manipulate the host file and point two paths to the same address then I can also work around this problem. However, I would simply like to know why I am blocked
from setting two mapped drives to point to the same share with different credentials? 
TestFolder on TestServer is shared to TestUser1 & TestUser2 where the IP of TestServer is
If I map S: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1, if I then map T: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser2 it will not work. 
Mapping S: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1, if I then map T: to \\\TestFolder using TestUser2 it will work and I can access the folder as the two different users.
Case 3
If I map S: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1, if I then map T: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1 it will also work (but I am accessing S: & T: as the same user). 
Why do cases 2 + 3 work, but case 1 does not? 

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Once a machine is set up as a domain server, can it be changed to a standard peer-to-peer workgroup computer or does tha OS have to be reloaded from scratch.

A:Converting Domain network to Workgroup

It can be converted, I believe it's pretty simple for Server 2000 or 2003. As I recall, it was much more difficult with NT Server.

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Hi - I have a PC loaded with XP pro that I had been using at work that I now have given to my daughter for use at home. At home, I have a workgroup network established - so I wanted to remove the domain requirement from the logon on this computer so I went ahead and changed the network ID using the Network ID Wizard (System properties -- right click off "My Computer")- in retrospect , I think this was a big mistake. I chose the option that said "This computer is for home use and is not part of a business network".
I restarted my computer and now I cannot get passed the XP Pro Logon screen. I do know the original Admin password, but it keeps saying it will not take it. It no longer gives me the option to enter a domain when I login.
Is there anything I can do to get access back into the machine? Anyone, please HELP! Thanks!

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I have added new users on a company network (server 2003). Also set up their new email addresses using Outlook 2007. Now both the new users are able to send emails but are not receiving any.

I tried sending them an email and it was returned with the following message:-

Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550 5.1.1 <[email protected]>... User unknown (state 14).

How can I fix this error so that these users can receive emails?

All assistance highly appreciated

A:Not receiving emails on Outlook 2007 on a company network domain.

What happens when an email is sent from inside your domain?
I mean to these problem account...Also you mentioned using Outlook to set up the accounts? Surely you meant exchange or did you you build the email accts when setting up the user accounts in AD?

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Hi folks

Hope somebody can help me here.
I'm in charge of our present network here at work, however i'm no geek (no offense), only just manage to somehow keep it running
The network is setup with a Domain server (NT4) and all of the PC's that are in it are either XP Pro SP1 or SP2.
My problem is actually allowing laptop PC's outside of the Domain (in say a Workgroup) to use printers inside of the Domain.
PCs with the original version of WinXP Pro SP1 installed can be seen and also the printers by the Laptops.
PCs with WinXP Pro SP2 installed can be seen but I am unable to see the printers. from the Laptops, WHY???
Laptops are connecting via a wireless connection and are able to surf the internet.
Hope this makes sense to someone and you are able to help me here.

Thanks inadvance

A:Network printing problem. Workgroup to Domain?

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From my laptop I need access to 2 different "networks":

(A) I access a Workgroup within Microsoft Windows Network (I have the correct Workgroup name) to get access to printers and other computers at work.

(B) I sometimes run VPN to "log" in the domain at my university (necessary for Email clients).

(A) works when I start my laptop. But if I open the VPN connection and then close it, (A) does not work anymore most of the time.

I run Windows XP Professional without the "simple file sharing" option.

Anyone can help? Many thanks!

A:MS windows network Workgroup does not work after a VPN session on another domain

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Is it possible to Network share an encrypted file on a workgroup (non-domain) based network running Windows XP Pro SP2? If so any suggestions would be appreciated.

Here is what I have done so far:

Windows XP Pro SP2
User name: user1

There are two files:
C:\Shared Files\Non Encrypted Files\NEF.txt
C:\Shared Files\Encrypted Files\EF.txt

The C:\Shared Files directory is network shared as SharedFiles.

The directory C:\Shared Files\Encrypted Files has been encrypted as well as all subdirectories and files within.

I added the Encrypting File System certificate for user1 on Computer2 to the file C:\Shared Files\Encrypted Files\EF.txt.

Windows XP Pro SP2
User name: user1

Mapped the S: drive to \\Computer1\SharedFiles

I am able to open S:\Non Encrypted Files\NEF.txt via notepad without an issue.

When trying to open S:\Encrypted Files\EF.txt via notepad I get a popup titled "Notepad" with "Access is denied." in it.

A:Network sharing via a workgroup (non-domain) of encrypted files.

Doing my best Ben Stein impersonation: "Anyone? Anyone?"

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I have one computer on our domain that can't connect to a shared drive. All other computers can, and it affects everyone who logs into the machine. When you try to map to it, or even use the unc path in windows explorer, you get an access denied error. If
you try from any other machine it works just fine. The machine can connect to other shares on the server just fine. 
Does anyone have any ideas? 


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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 just set my laptop and my pc on a home workgroup. I have shared everything needed from the pc, I was able to map a network drive for my files and a seperate drive for my wifes on the pc. I can connect to the X: with my files from the laptop but am unabble to connect to the Z: with my wifes files on it. I get the error message,
Z:\ is not accessible, access is denied, any help would be great!

A:Workgroup network drives

Are you referring to her My Documents?
Did you give yourself file and share permissions to her files on that comptuer?

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I have an odd issue.. a user reports that they are unable to access a network shared folder from their PC. Here is what I have gathered so far:
-The network share is from their PC located at C:\SQL2014. The share name is SQL2014. Their hostname for this example is "ABC".
-If I attempt to connect to the share from the user's PC ABC to \\ABC\SQL2014 I get the generic error:
  "Windows cannot access \\ABC\SQL2014
   You do not have permission to access \\ABC\SQL2014. Contact your network administrator to request access."
-If I attempt to connect to the share by ABC's IP \\\SQL2014 I can access it.
-If I attempt to connect to the share by ABC's FQDN at  \\ABC.domain.com\SQL2014 I can access it.
-If I map ABC\SQL2014 as a drive letter, I can access it.
-Connecting to this share works fine from any other PC other than ABC.
-I've confirmed the error is affecting any profile old or new on ABC, which means it is a PC-wide issue on ABC.
-If I share C:\SQL2014 as ANY OTHER NAME OTHER THAN SQL2014, I can access it. As in if I share C:\SQL2014 with the share name SQL2014a, I can access \\ABC\SQL2014a.
-Deleted the share and recreated - same issue.
-Created C:\Test and shared it as SQL2014, cannot access \\ABC\SQL2014. It is NOT an issue with the actual SQL2014 folder.

From internet searches I've found the following solutions do not affect my case:
-Clearing CSC/Offline cache (most common working solution)
-C... Read more

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Hello Every One
I have the admin laptop and it works fine except the wireless. The wireless works fine if i take it out from the domain and join the workgroup.

I have used the domain admin account and the machine local admin account and it does not work.
The hardware is OK and seems enabled with no problem except it does not see any wifi network.
The Laptop run Win 7 Pro.
Best Regards


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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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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!

A:Unable to get computer to connect to workgroup.

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When I right click on my drives I don't see the option for sharing any more. I have a c,d,e,and a f. Any ideas. I have two operating systems win 98 and win2k I don't see the option for sharing in either system

A:Unable to share drives

Make sure file and print sharing is enabled in the network propertys.

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AD domain is Windows Server 2008 R2; domain is mixed Windows XP Pro and Windows 7 Pro clients. Users have drive maps via GPO to 3 network shared (home folder, shared volume and apps volume - in that order). XP clients can access all three; most of the Win
7 clients can only access the first and third mapped drives; the second one appears with a red "X" over the drive icon.
I have found several posts that indicate their users are still able to access the x-ed out drive by clicking on it. In our case, attempting to access the drive prompts the user to enter logon credentials to authenticate to the file server. All of the connect
failures are Windows 7 machines (all with the same image and same hardware configuration), but not all of the Windows 7 machines fail - though most do.

A:Windows 7 domain users cannot access network share

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Hi there
I have a domain user who has been issued with a new computer. While trying to setup the user account on the new computer we noticed that the user can access her home directory but only on the new computer. On her old computer the user has access as needed.
I have check sharing settings on the server as well as securities settings and the user does have access on both. I even tested an other network share on the same server that I know this user has access to and she can access it without any issues.
Any suggestion as to were I can look for why this isn't working 

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Last week I was unable to access internet or company network. When I came in on Monday my computer logged in fina. It is working slow but okay now. Not sure if there is a virus or some other problem.

A:Unable to access internet or company network

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I have an interesting problem that has been driving some pretty smart IT guys nuts. To perform my job I have to access a certain venders web pages that has security set up that I do not know all the details of. Anyway on the company PC using the company image that is a normal XP image and maintained by Comp U Com.

Any time I access this vender's web page it works fine until just after the log in screen. Once I put in my user name and password and click Ok IE just goes blank white and that's it. No error msg no nothing, its not locked up as the frame is still there and the world is turning but nothing else.

This happens on all the company PCs accessing this particular vender's web page as I went and checked. So I wanted to see if it the problem was in the PC or the network. I took the company PC home and was able to successfully log into that vender's web page from my cable modem at that house. Worked fine.

I have already added the vender web pages to the trusted zone and enabled all the active X and everything, deleted the cookies, tried some proxies etc. Every setting that can be done on the PC I have tried.

My question is what is the company network security system blocking that IE needs to work and how to resolve?


A:IE blank page problem on company network but works fine off company network

Oh and to add this I loaded FireFox and from the company PC on the company network it logs in fine but FireFox will not display the page correctly and all the buttons do not work right so that is another issue.

I would like to get IE working as that is what these pages were written for

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I am trying to connect my computer to MSHOME workgroup. I have reviewed several other posts dealing with similar issues. Checked "Services" and have included ipconfig, nbtstat and net view info below. Pinging this machine returns 4 packets and pinging from this machine returns 4 packets. I am getting a system 31 error when i run net view and can't find any more info. Network adapter is functional, and still can access internet. Just can't access other computers on my home network. "MSHOME is not accessable."

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DW650
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 MTW Network Connec
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-1F-84-22-5C
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, October 26, 2009 10:... Read more

A:Can't connect to network workgroup

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One domain user recently can't see network drives and use printer. When you join a domain it automatically maps those drives and ads that printer, and it did, but now it is all gone. You can't even see disconnected drives in My computer. I am able to ping
those drives, but that's it. And this occurs only on one computer on one user. If log in to different user on that computer everything is fine and if I log in with that user on different computer it also works. Tried looking for disabled services, but couldn't
any that would be turned off from the most important (Workstation, Network location awareness, Network list service). Any suggestions?

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Win7 sp1 x64
using hidden admin account (super admin)

When I try to enable sharing of partitions (drive letters) I get this error. I tried it on different drive letters, but the same thing. I searched for this using the error message but no meaningful results.

A:Unable to share drives: error 0x00000154

120 views and no one has any ideas??

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I have an issue with Windows 7 64 bit laptop.
The laptop is connected to a domain and can do the following:
-Login okay
-Ping all servers
-Remote desktop

However, the laptop cannot see or find any network drives.

If I click run and enter \\server\xxxx - Nothing happens!

Ive tried logging in as admin - No luck
Removed and re-added to the domain - Still nothing.

Please help!

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I am operating Windows XP computers, three of them to be exact. I create a home network workgropup called "PNet2". I have used the wireless setup disk to put this network on all computers in the house. I've made sure that all computers have the same workgroup name. The only workgroup that shows up on each computer is itslf. It does not show the other three computers. I was finally able to see all computers on one of my computers, but when I click on it, i get the error message PNet2is 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.

I have googled and tried almost everything I can think off. Please help as I am trying to share files and a printer on all computers.

A:Cannot Connect to Any Workgroup on Home Network

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
PING <computer name>

<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)

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Im not sure this is the right place but here goes.
I have one PC running 7100 and a Popcorn hour media streamer. Both connected to a router via cable.
Since i upgraded to 7100 from 7077 my PCH now cant see the workgroup in its network browser window but it connects to the shares i have set up on it from my PC.
All three devices have been rebooted many times over that past few days (the PC goes off at night, as does the PCH).
Ive not changed anything on the PCH and nothing on the PC although maybe something was reset when i upgraded. It wasn't a clean install but then it wasn't the previous time and i had no issues.
The PC can see and access the PCH without any problems.
Ive never had to mess with the windows firewall before to get this working but im now thinking maybe i need to.

Any ideas what can have happened. I know i should have done a clean install but as both devices are seeing each other (sort of) starting again is a last resort.


A:Network streamer cant see workgroup but can connect.

sorry to say... but this is why its highly recommended to not do upgrades from interim builds. Especially from a beta/preRC to the "official" RC.... wasnt the real intention of MS. The reason being is, how many ppl will have to upgrade their PC to win7 from some interim/leaked build? not many, this is why the only upgrade talk was for vista users. Also strongly recommending to do a clean install if on the beta... which means any beta in real smarts talk. Not flaming you here, just trying to get you and others to realize that this is a proper way of doing things in a "test" field scenario, which this is.

Yes, there are ways TO upgrade (from betas). When i think of ppl doing this, chevy chase and the lampoons vacation movies come to mind for some reason. Something usually turns another something into a bigger problem, that could have been avoided with a little thought instead of haste. (great flicks tho)

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I have 5 computers on a network. 3 PCs are using XP, 1 PC is using Vista, 1 PC is using Windows 7. all computers use the same Network name. all computers use the same workgroup name. All 5 computers are visible in the network. I can Ping each PC from Any one of the 5 PCs. The windows 7 pc can access all of the files & Folders in the workgroup on all PCs using XP. The PC using Vista can access all of the files & Folders in the workgroup on all PCs using XP.
The PC using windows 7 can assess the public files & Folders on the PC using Vista. The PC using Vista can assess the public files & Folders on the PC using Windows 7. The PCs using Vista & Windows 7 are both Wireless.
Now my problem is that I can not access any user files or Folders on the PC using Vista from the 1 PC using Windows 7 or any of the 3 PCs using Xp. I can not access any user files or Folders on the PC using Windows 7 from the 1 PC using Vista or any of the 3 PCs using Xp. From any PC trying to access the C Drive on The PC using Vista, I get this error. ACCESS DENIED ERROR CODE:0x80070005. And From any PC trying to access the C Drive on The PC using Windows 7,
I get this error. Windows cannot access \\PCNAME\c Check spelling of the name. Otherwise there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click diagnose. ERROR CODE: 0x80070005 Access Denied

A:Solved: Connect to a workgroup in a network

Windows 7 will not connect to any other workgroup other than windows 7. If you want share your network with Windows XP, Vista, and/or Windows 7 Click this link and follow the instructions. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9040/how-to-share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-vista/ And share your files and folders thru your network and forget WORKGROUP

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I have 5 computers on a network. 3 PCs are using XP, 1 PC is using Vista, 1 PC is using Windows 7. all computers use the same Network name. all computers use the same workgroup name. All 5 computers are visible in the network. I can Ping each PC from Any one of the 5 PCs. The windows 7 pc can access all of the files & Folders in the workgroup on all PCs using XP. The PC using Vista can access all of the files & Folders in the workgroup on all PCs using XP.
The PC using windows 7 can assess the public files & Folders on the PC using Vista. The PC using Vista can assess the public files & Folders on the PC using Windows 7. The PCs using Vista & Windows 7 are both Wireless.
Now my problem is that I can not access any user files or Folders on the PC using Vista from the 1 PC using Windows 7 or any of the 3 PCs using Xp. I can not access any user files or Folders on the PC using Windows 7 from the 1 PC using Vista or any of the 3 PCs using Xp. From any PC trying to access the C Drive on The PC using Vista, I get this error. ACCESS DENIED ERROR CODE:0x80070005. And From any PC trying to access the C Drive on The PC using Windows 7,
I get this error. Windows cannot access \\PCNAME\c Check spelling of the name. Otherwise there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click diagnose. ERROR CODE: 0x80070005 Access Denied

A:Solved: Connect to a workgroup in a network

The problem was. Windows 7 will not connect to any other workgroup other than windows 7. If you want to network your Windows XP, Vista, and/or Windows 7 Click this link and follow the instructions. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9040/how-to-share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-vista/ And share your files and folders thru your network. Forget WORKGROUP

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