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Unable to access network share only when share has specific name

Q: Unable to access network share only when share has specific name

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)
-Clearing saved credentials from credential manager
-Rebuilding profile
-Flushing DNS

Again I don't believe it is a profile issue, folder permission issue, or DNS issue. This is only an issue when share is specifically named SQL2014.
Any ideas? It almost seems like a corrupt entry somewhere for the share name \\ABC\SQL2014 and removing the share doesn't clear it since recreating the share picks right back up where it was.

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I share my external HD over a network using the method from the bottom of this article...

Windows Networking: How to Share Devices With Others On the Network

It works very well actually and for a while I was able to shut down my computer or unplug drive and plug it back it or turn it back on and the settings were stored now forever whatever reason every time I do either I have to re-enter the share settings so the rest of the devices on my network can see it. Any way to get these settings to stick?

A:Unable to get specific drive share settings to stick

Hello CW mate just run these for starters if you haven't already it may be the OS filing system is a little out of whack in view of it working ok before.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2

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I have Four PCs, one is my home Desktop (HOME-PC) and Others are THREE laptops with different names connected to one wifi netowkr.
I often share folders from my HOME-PC so that other users can access them, but I can only share a folder with 'Everyone' but How do I share a folder in such a way, that only LAPTOP1 can access it?

A:How to share folders with Specific PCs on network.

This is what the Homegroup is for.

In this case you would want to create a Homegroup on the laptop1 or the Home-PC, don't allow the other machines to join this Homegroup and don't give them the password. At this point the two Homegroup machines will have full access to all shared folders on each others machines and will also have access to all shared folders on the Workgroup machines. But the Workgroup machines won't have access to any shared folders on either of the Homegroup machines.

The Homegroup creates Private Domain within the Workgroup.

Now lets assume that you want one of the workgroup machines to have access to a folder on one of the Homegroup machines.

You only need to add "Everyone" to the shared with list using the Homegroup style sharing settings in order to share that folder with the workgroup. The picture below makes this more clear. For this you would right click on a Library folder, choose "Share with" then "specific people" then use the Add button to add Everyone to the list, add read/write permissions as required.

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Im using Windows 7 Ultimate.
Well i have 4 pc's in my home group (All have windows 7 ultimate). All are connected to each other under Home Groups. I wanted to share a folder but to only one pc.


- Total PC's: PC1, PC2, PC3, PC4

- All are connected through Home Group (home group was created on pc1)

- I want to share a specific folder between PC1 and PC2 so that PC3 and PC4 wont be able to see/access it.

Please provide me with instruction on how to do that. I hope my question is clear.


A:How to share with specific PC on network in HomeGroup

This is not the only way but it is fairly simple.

1) On PC1 create a folder that is part of the HomeGroup area or that HomeGroup has access to.
2) Edit the permissions to only allow User1 on PC1 and User2 on PC2 to have access to the folder.

The other machines will see the folder but will not have access because they are not in the permissions group.

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Hi everyone,

I just want to ask, how am I supposed to add specific PC connected on my LAN.

see Image below.

you see, on the Properties of my hard drive > on the sharing tab > advance sharing > permission > then I want to add one. I'm stuck on entering the object name.. what I want to enter is my Other Laptop connected on my network.. by the way the hard drive I want to share is on my Desktop.

A:Hard Drive Permission to Share Specific PC on Network. Help

It's ok, you have done what needed to be done from the desktop. Close everything saved the disk properties window.

You now need to go on the laptop and in its My Computer window you need to click on "map a network drive", you select a drive letter (anyone is fine), and write the address you see in the sharing tab of the disk \\Jhude-pc\I in your casein the "folder" field. Or click on Browse and select it (writing it is faster).

In case you want to give the shared drive a more descriptive name than just "I", go in the advanced sharing tab and click on Add, write the name in the "share name", the click Ok and select that name from the drop down menu. Note how the address in the sharing tab is now different.

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I've read multiple threads over the internet, but it always ends in the same story.

I have 3 computers (A, B, C), all windows 7 professional. All are part of the same home group.

I have a memory stick called Drive F:

I want to share Drive F which is located on Computer C with Computer B. But I don't want Computer A to see it.

I can easily share with "EVERYONE" and all computers see the drive and can access it.

When I try to change EVERYONE to Computer B using Advanced Sharing (using the permissions button) by I clicking the "Add" a "group or user name" a box comes up allowing me to select groups or users "From this location" (which you can then try to select a computer). Unfortunately, I only see the computer I'm on (computer A).

This is where I get stuck every time. I can't figure out how to get Computer C to show other network locations in that box so I can pick Computer B only.

Ideas hugely appreciated....


A:Windows 7: Share with specific people: No other network locations

You can't hide the share, the best you can do is restrict access to it. I don't use homegroups, so I don't know if it allows that kind of access restriction. If you decide to use workgroups, I can help you configure your shares so only certain people can access the files/folders.

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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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Windows 7 File Explorer is freezing, throwing errors, and not responding when attempting to access specific files on a network share intermittently. This has been an ongoing issue for a long time now and I have not been able to find a solution that worked.
I have tried numerous other forms answers and google searches.

Some background.
We have a DFS network share that is hosted at a remote data-center and shared with other locations. All our computers are still windows 7 64 bit Enterprise edition based off the same image. The computers at the other locations are setup with different domains,
hardware, and computer images. I have not heard any issues at for the file share at other locations only here. Here the issues occur for every computer that attempts to access the specific files. Accessing the files sometimes work and sometimes doesn't. When
it doesn't its the same files for everyone. After a while those files will start working and other files will now have the issue.

The issue is that when trying to copy, open, delete, or manipulate the file in any way explorer or what ever program is trying to access the file will stop responding, crash, or throw an error. Typically the files are .dotm word template files. When in the
directory of the problematic file, file explorer will load for ever until it gives up with the little green loading bar slowly going across the top. After trying to open, move, copy, or delete the file We will get these errors. There are no ... Read more

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sorry if this has been covered - I did not find a similar situation to mine, although there were some that gave me hoipe around page 5-6. Here goes...

We have had three PCs sharing cable modem Internet access thru a Linksys router. We dont network the PCs together for file sharing, though. This has been working trouble free for over a year now. I recently assembled a new PC for my wife, and before I turned it over to her, I just wanted to quickly download + install a few programs that she uses on her current PC. Here is where I ran into problems. For some reason, I cannot get this PC to release the IP of the NIC and pick up a new one. Although I specify in set-up to use dynamic IP adresses (none of the other PCs are assigned an IP), this new PC just doesn't seem to auto update the IP.

I have WIN 2000 on this PC (I use this OS on my own PC and have had no problems with it), and when I execute 'start > run >cmd > ipconfig /release' I get this message:

"Windows 2000 IP Configuration

All adapters bound to DHCP do not have DHCP addresses. The addresses were automatically configured and can not be released."

I went to MS support chat, and the techs told me to check www.practicallynetworked.com , (three times), where I found a lot of useful info, but nothing about the PC not releasing/renewing the IP. I even tried another web board, which was very helpful, but we were unable to resolve this problem.

I have tried swapping the R5 cables with on... Read more

A:New PC Unable To Share Internet Access

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I upgraded to Windows 10 on a server computer (the one which has two printers connected to) and none of the other three computers on the network (all three running Windows XP) can connect to it. Downgrade back to Windows 8.1 and boom the computers can connect to the printers like a charm. Everytime I try to connect to the printers from the other computers it asks for a username and password and no matter what combination I enter it refuses to connect. I even disabled password protected sharing and set up a new network, deleted and added the printers and what not. Just refuses to connect. Wondering if its the incompatibility with Windows XP that is refusing to make it work. 

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I have found a partial answer, I am still looking for the rest of the solution.

Originally my network of 5 computers were a mix of 2K, XP home & pro connected through a Linksys AP/switch/router.

Networking worked fine for a period until 1 day I added a new laptop to the network. Networking stopped working on all machines except the 2k which could access the XP pro.

All machines still saw each other but if I tried to access resources across the network the computer used would freeze for a minute or two without accessing the resource. The XP home machines gave no error message but the XP pro gave a message which I can't remember as it was a while ago. It did not even hint at the resolution.

I spent days trying to resolve the problem and finally stumbled onto Microsoft support article # Q177078. In XP there is a registry entry under: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Paramaters

Under this key is an entry IRPStackSize which has a default value of 15, the valid range is 11 - 50. It is recommended to increase in steps of three.

I increased IRPStack to 20 on all machines and networking worked again.

It seems that this stack records resources available on the network and when the resources surpass a certain size the network ceases to function.

I have 2 80gb drives with extensive directory structures on one of the machines. I am guessing the stack must contain the directory structure of machines accessed on the network and these exte... Read more

A:Unable to share network resources

Sattellite modem eh? I am not sure what the default bandwidth is on the ethernet port or whether or not you use some sort of PPPoE dialer for it to connect ot the internet. As far as your other problem that you said you found a solution for, everything I have read concerning this tweak has to do with Norton Anti-Virus 2000 setting these restrictions when it installs. Maybe it is for their firewall or Live Update. I am sure installing the latest service pack would also do the same thing and set it back to the defauly value of 11 for Win2k.

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I have been unable to share the printer on our networked computers.
One running windows Xp-SP2, the other windows 2000 /98.
Networked through a linksys WRT54G broadband router, DSL.
It worked when network first setup and then has not worked for over six months. Unknown whether the upgrade to SP2on my computer had something to do with it? Help..

A:unable to share printer on network

Are you unable to share the printer or unable to access it from other computers?

Can you give the errors you are getting?

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(Sorry for the English.)

I have a computer attached with a USB printer (HP Laserjet 1020 Plus). I am using windows 7 with I3 Processor installed.

In my office we only have one printer which we use to print. one day i changed the CPU's of two computer (including that CPU, which were attached with the printer), i changed the LAN wire as well.

Now the problem is that when i try to print from my computer (on which the printer installed) it takes my print. But when i try to install it in other computer. it isn't showing it in network.

one more thing is that when I try to see my files which is shared by my computer from other computers, it isn't opening. I tried everything from google and youtube as i can. Please help.

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Hi there people!

Well... I'm having a hard time sharing stuff between the folowing machines:
- A Windows 2000 desktop (yeah, I know, pretty old, but does it's work)
- My Windows 7 Home Premium desktop (has dual boot with XP Professional SP3)
- A Windows 7 Professional laptop.

Here what I did:
- Set names to each PC
- Set every PC to "HOME" work group
- Windows 7 PC's set on Work network
- All necessary services enabled (UPNP discovery, Server, device discovery, SSDP...)
- Windows Firewall enabled (Just in XP and 7 envionments, in 7 is a MUST since every time I configure something in the sharing and network center, it enables itself...)
- ESET Firewall disabled (just in Windows 7, XP and 2000 using ESET NOD32 2.7 which has no firewall)
- Disabled simple file sharing on XP

Now the problems as follow:
Whenever I try to acces 2000 machine from 7 machines, I get a "Unable to access resource" message... None of the 7 machines can see each other nor access shared stuff. Only XP is able to access shared resources from 7 machines (In this case, only my latop, since my other 7 instalation does dual boot with XP), cannot see it on the network... but acesing the route to the shared resource works...BUT 7 machine is not able to access XP resources... Obviously, 2000 and XP can share everithing without problems...

I don't know if this is clear... basically I have 3 pc's, but only XP and 2000 comunicate properly, 7 cannot access my 7 laptop and inverse, and only XP i... Read more

A:Unable to Share in a lil' network between XP, 2000 and 7...

I also configured the security tab and the permissions... even setting to just "All" the users able to see the folder with read only permissions... the owner is me (Username = NAMEOFMYPC/FerchogtX) or I even changed that to "All" too... just XP and 2000 can share properly XD

One problem I noticed is that the sharing permissions in Windows 7 needs to have "Everyone" added and you will probably want the permissions to be read/write.

The tutorial in the link below shows you where you add "Everyone" to the permissions list.

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I am running two XP Pro computers (both currently have SP3.) I have folders shared on both computers. Only one computer am I able to authenticate the login and view the directory listing. I've confirmed that both computers are on the same network by running the Network Connection Wizard. I've set the problem computer to authenticate as both 'Guest Only' (simple file sharing on) and 'Classic' (simple file sharing off) and had no success with either. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling both 'Client for Microsoft Networks' and 'File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks' with no success. I've confirmed that restrictanonymous is set to 0 in the registry. The policy 'Access this computer from the network' is set to Everyone. The policy 'Deny access to this computer from the network' is set to SUPPORT_xxxxxxx. The local user account is an admin account and has a password set for it. The folders for this account are NOT marked private. I'm NOT trying to share an unsharable folder such as Program Files or Documents and Settings. I did install IIS and the problem seemed to appear right around the same time but uninstalling IIS does not correct my problem. No matter what settings I change, once I select a network share from My Network Places->Microsoft Windows Network->(Network Name)->(Computer Name) it asks me to type a username and password and when I select OK the same window pops... Read more

A:Unable to Authenticate on XP Pro Network Share

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I have a machine with vista and a notebook with xp home. Im trying to share a cd drive on the vista machine to the xp one. I make the cd drive shareable in vista but trying to access it gives me a permissions error in xp. I can share normal folders just fine but it wont let me access this drive. Folders have a security tab when i right click them(allowing me to set a guest to access the folder) but that tab is missing from the cd drive.
Is there any way I can get this to work? I also have all firewalls disabled.

A:Unable to share cd drive over network

Try turning off password protected sharing, see if that helps.

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I am not sure on what to really do now with this, and after searching Google, YouTube and even, looking at other computers, nothing seems to be working.

I am trying to share files from my computer to another computer, all within the same network, but no computer will read my computer, and my computer won't allow me access to other computers. All my advance media sharing options is turned on, same with the other computer I am trying to share with, both running Windows 8.1.

I am able to pick up the other computer in the homegroup, but as soon as I enter it, it just stays within the homegroup page.

A:Unable to Share Files on Same Network!

Are you using passwords on the windows logins?

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Hi All ,

I wanted to access some content which have been shared with the network in a SAMBA server. SAMBA server is working fine. I am able to access SMABA shared folder from my Windows XP box.

1. SAMBA server is in FEDORA 14 box and connected to wired LAN. (Broadband switch)
2. Windows OS's are running in my laptop. Host OS is Windows 7 and I have installed Windows XP as a guest OS in the Virtual BOX.
3. So , my Laptop access the network via WiFi.
4. All PC are in a common IP network. (192.168.1.*)
5. Fedora - , Win 7 - , Win XP -

Test Results

1. I am able to access the SAMBA share from Windows XP ( Installed in a Virtual Box )
2. But unable to access SAMBA share from Windows 7 ( which is my laptop's OS )

Please find attached image of the same.

I googled and found so many articles regarding this issue. But non of them are helped me to solve this issue.

Could you please help me to resolve this SAMBA share access issue from Windows 7 ?

Many Thanks

A:Unable to Access SAMBA Share from Windows 7

To access shares on the older Samba servers it's sometimes required that you make adjustments to the Lanman server settings on the Windows 7 machine. The following link shows you the required adjustments.

Solved W2K3 Server can access W8 W8 computer cant see W2K server

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I have a similar Problem which I would like to resolve. I am trying to connect vista to a NAS folder with a username and password. It won't let me log in to it at all. Windows xp will let me go in as usual. Can anyone help?

A:Network Share Access

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I have a few computers on the network and they have shared files.I can see their shares fine...they can't see mine.
\\ ->this doesn't work for them...they keep getting the error that they don't have permission to acess it.
this works for them.They are mixed machines...vista , windows7 but they all get the error when trying to connect directly to my ip.
I tried enabling and then disabling homegroup(not using it btw) turning password protected sharing on and off...NOTHING works
What does one have to reset/fix in order to connect to the ip and see the shares on that machine.

A:Can't access network share


try using this registry patch on the affected computer (the one that has the shared folders,

extract the attached zip file, merge the registry file (double-click on it) and then reboot. Then try to access the shares once again.

Leave password protected sharing OFF for now.

Good luck. If you need some more help, just let us know.

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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 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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Hey everyone, first of all sorry if this has already been asked before or if it is a common question.

My situation is that I have a desktop computer, a laptop and a network router which is the Netgear DG834G v3. All of the computers run Windows XP.

The desktop computer is linked to the router via a cable, and the laptop links to the router through a wireless connection, and the internet works fine on both.

I mainly use my laptop, while other family members use the desktop, but mainly for internet browsing and other various light activities.

The laptop only has a combined 100gb of memory on it, while the desktop computer has 250gb and almost none of it is used. Since my laptop is on the way to filling up, I would like to set up a folder on the desktop PC which I can access through the wireless connection to store large video files on, so they do not clog up my laptop.

So I looked online and found some guides, and all of them suggested to do the Network Setup Wizard, on which I chose "This computer connects to the internet through a residential gateway or another computer on my network". I then set the laptop's name to "LAPTOP" and the desktop PC's name to "DESKTOP". The workgroup name I set as "FEDE".
I did the same thing on both the laptop and the desktop PC, and restarted when it prompted me to do so at the end of the wizard (I had also chosen yes when it asked me if I wanted to enable file and printer sharing). Once the... Read more

A:Solved: Unable to share files over a 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.

PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version. A failure here needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs: Workstation, DHCP Client, DNS Client, Server, TCP/IP Netbios helper, Computer Browser.

All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Neighborhood, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing.
I'd also like to see this for eac... Read more

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I have a Epson CX6600 printer connected to a HP m7757c desktop. I have a HP dv6930us laptop connected to the desktop through a lynksys wireless G router. I also have a NEC running XP connected to the system, and a Canon Pixma MP160 printer connected to the NEC.

I can access shared files from all the computers on my network, and can print from the laptop to the Canon via the network. If I hook the laptop directly to the Epson, it will print, but I cannot get the Epson enabled on my laptop through my network. When I try to do so I get an error message that says I need to install a driver, but the 32 bit desktop can't run the 64 bit driver. Got any ideas?

A:Two HPs,two Vistas, unable to share network printer.

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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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Dear Experts,

HI to all......

I've a P4 machine having enough memory and disk space at local system as well as on the remote shared host. When I'm going to save a doc file (Office 2003), its giving the below attached error message. Pls suggest.... Any help will be appreciated.

A:Unable to save DOC file in network share

Do you have the right permissions on that drive? I assume that it is another computer that your trying to save it on. Have you tried like it suggested another drive to narrow down the problem?

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Here's the situation: I have a drive mapped on my XP machine at work, where we're using Novell. Our server team has set up a cifs share so we can map the drives in explorer. The J: drive is \\Pdxshrn104c\shr04\Eng. XP can access is fine, but on vista I get an access denied error. NOTE: Our server team won't help me because they don't support Vista. I would use XP but we can't find 64bit drivers for this machine.

More details: If I type in \Pdxshrn104c\shr04\Eng in explorer on XP, I see all the subfolders I have access to (and I can't see the folders I don't have access to). Then, again, if I browse to one of the lower level folders, I can get to another set of folders I have access to. In Vista, I get "access denied" for ENG and the next level of subfolders.

In Vista if I type in a path to a lower level folder which I have full read/write access to (we grant folder permissions at the sub-folder level using Novell), then Vista can access it.

Any ideas? I've contacted Microsoft, and their only solution is to grant full read/write permission to \\Pdxshrn104c\shr04\Eng. This is impossible as we have sensitive information that should not be accessed by everyone.

A:Unable to access higher level share folders

Sounds like a Novell interop issue. If the target machine has the client for Novell installed on it, technically it's no longer "XP". You may find something in the server-side logs which explains the "access denied" response being sent back to Vista.

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Because this problem involves networking and is also specific to Windows 7 settings, I am not sure in which forum this post belongs, but I will start here.

I have a new Windows 7 laptop that is replacing an older XP machine that has successfully operated for a number of years with internet connection sharing from an XP desktop host computer. I am unable to set up the new machine to access the internet. The SysInfo data for the new computer is:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2328M CPU @ 2.20GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 1913 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, 764 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 156164 MB, Free - 128956 MB; D: Total - 156164 MB, Free - 128956 MB; E: Total - 19989 MB, Free - 11600 MB; F: Total - 19988 MB, Free - 19070 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0MYF02
Antivirus: Trend Micro Client/Server Security Agent Antivirus, Disabled

The ipconfig data for the host computer is:

Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : BILLG
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : croasdaile.com

Ethernet adapter HOMENET:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . ... Read more

A:Solved: Unable to share Internet Access - Windows 7

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Hey guys, I am using Windows Vista Pre-RC1 Build 5536 and I am having some issues with network sharing I am hoping someone will be able to help me with. Basically, I am sharing a few folders on the pc in my room and I want other users (who are running XP) to be able to access these folders from our workgroup. Unfortunately, when they try and access the shared folders they get a lack of permissions error and cannot connect. Is there any way of enabling (or emulating) simple network file sharing as existed on XP so there is no need for them to enter a username or password to access a share (XP isn't even giving the option for username and password at the moment).

I have disabled Password protected sharing in the Network and Sharing Centre and File Sharing, Public Folder Sharing and Network Discovery are all enabled. I have also tried enabling the guest account and adding that to the list of permissions for the share to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance guys.

A:Network Share Access Problems

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i have 2 PC's both with windows XP Pro on them. I have a D-link DI604 router and i am trying to share my adelphia internet access on them. i plugged the modem cable into the router and connected the 2 PC's to the router as well. What else do i need to do to set this up???

A:network 2 pc's and share internet access

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Hi I know they may be a repeat post and if so i am sorry. I have been searching for 3 days to fix this problem. there are 3 wireless laptops in my office 2 dells and 1 hp. ok
They all where networked fine for about a year... then:

Dell 1 Can see and access Dell #2 and the HP
Dell #2 Can See and access The Hp; Can See Dell #1 but not access it.
HP can see See Dell #1 and the HP; but only access the HP.

Now i gather the problem is with dell #1 restricting access to both.
I have mapped Drives on Dell#1 and even shared the folder i need to access. But nothing has worked. even made sure simple share was off then back on, even when int the wireless adapters and made sure file and printer sharing was on... PLEASE HELP... ill even post my number for some one to call me i even have an log me in account if you need access.

A:Network share and access problem

Hello, I would use the flush DNS tutorial on the Dell 2 and the HP , and see if that helps out : DNS Resolver Cache

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I have a small problem browsing my own shared folders. That is, accessing the folders through Network in Windows Explorer.

I can access folders on other computers (and they can access mine) in the Network but not my own. Windows hangs forever and gives me an error that I cannot access that folder.

Also, I cannot access my own public IP address when on that very samme IP. These issues may be related to the extent that I cannot access localhost when I'm on that host.

So, I can browse the folders on the local drive (e.g. C:\NAME\SHAREDFOLDER) but not through \\[LOCALCOMPUTERNAME]\SHARE ...

This issue cannot be reproduced on the other computers in the Network.

Any ideas?


A:Cannot access own folders through network share...

You normally cant access your internet ip from within you local network as you using NAT how do you connect to the network cable or wireless. Its not clear what your trying to do your logged in to your own pc and trying to access your own shares is that correct? can you ping localhost or ?

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Howdy guys. I'm really stuck on this one, and I haven't been able to find an answer as of yet anywhere I've looked. I'll try to be as detailed as possible:

I'm doing some work for a company who has 13 computers networked together. I just upgraded 3 of their computers to Windows 7 machines. One of them is being used as a database server, but is not running any sort of server software. It's a Win7 Pro 32 bit machine, with network access to the folders required for the database shared to "Everyone", and password protected sharing turned off. The problem computers are running Win XP SP3. Windows Firewall is turned off (which is required by one of the databases..I still don't understand exactly why), and I'm running Microsoft Security Essentials on them currently for antivirus.

Here's what's happening: Randomly, and for no reason that I can get to the bottom of, 3 of the machines lost connection to the shared network folder that the database uses. At one point, I narrowed down the issue to being something caused by Symantec Endpoint Protection (there was a bug in the version they had that could cause this problem) and the only way to fix it was by running Symantec's CleanWipe utility. This worked on 1 of the machines as a permanent fix. On the other two however, the issue continues to occur. If you try to launch the database program, it will lag and freeze windows explorer. If you try to access the shared folder from My Network Places, it will also lag up and freez... Read more

A:Losing access to network share

It would seem to me something was missed by the norton removal tool on those two machines. Especially considering the problem does no occur in safe mode.
Speaking of safe mode have you tried running the clean tool in safe mode?

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I'm on domain level 2012 R2.  Users are on Windows 7.  We have a group of contractors who will be working for us temporarily submitting web forms on the internet.

They need internet access.  They do NOT need LAN access, access to any printers, no network shares, no network browsing, nothing on local area network.

I believe it was possible to do this using GPO for 2003 domains and XP clients.  But enabling the settings "No Computers Near Me" and "No Entire Network" does not seem to work in my domain/client situation.
Is it possible to disable all LAN access using GPO in a 2012/Win7 environment?  If so, can you point me in the right direction?
Please note that I am asking specifically about doing this by enabling a GPO setting. Easy peasy.  I don't want to change firewall settings, and I would rather not push out registry changes.  I just want to know if there's a nice, clean, easy GPO
setting or two that I can enable. 

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So here is what is happening. I can see this computer, and I can access the share folder on the network. But I cant see other computers, I can however see printers. Network discovery is on for both computers. I can access the share folder from a different
computer. Basically the problem is that I cannot see other computers on the network.

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I want to know if I can access a network share (for CMD line copy) that requires a username and password without mapping it.

The reason is for the purpose of copying backups. If I were to map the drive, any virus/malware could infect the share, defeating the purpose.

I know I can copy to the share if use the same account/passwords on both machines and just do xcopy \\pcname\\sharename\..... I was hoping to avoid creating/changing accounts on the machines.

I know I can map the drive using netuse and then kill it after the copy. This isn't perfect, but I guess if there is no other way, it will pass.

A:Access Network share without mapping


I'm going to assume you want this to be automated, so you can do this mklink and fsutil commands. Create a task in task scheduler to run the following script.

@Echo Off
Rem MoveBackup.cmd

Rem Allow following of symlink..
fsutil behaviour set symlinkevaluation L2R:1

Rem Establish the link
mklink /d backup \\machinename\sharename

CD backup
xcopy /s/e <backupsource> .
RD Test1

Rem Disallow following of symlink
fsutil behaviour set symlinkevaluation L2R:0

By default symlink evaluation is off. L2R means Local 2 Remote. 1 is on, 0 is off

\\machinename\sharename must be discoverable and a share must have been previously created otherwise the mklink will create the link ok, but you will not be able to access the remote folder (network name not found).

If a machine and share are discoverable, then technically, they might be open to potential virus exploits anyway.

c:\backup must not exist when attempting to crate the link. mklink will complain "Cannot create a file when that file already exists"

There are 4 combinations of symlink evaluation: L2L, L2R, R2R and R2L. By default they are all off, as most people don't use symlinks and junctions. But you can turn them on and leave them on. The fsutil at the end of the above script is only needed if you are concerned about something attempting to establish a link to a remote share; Possible but unlikely.

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I'm having an annoying problem and I've exhausted both my Google skills and 'bash it with a hammer' solutions, so I figured I would ask for help.

I've got a home network set up with a laptop running Vista Home Basic, one desktop running Vista Home Basic and a desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium. The router is a BT Home Hub 2.0.

Up until about two weeks ago I had this network set up with a desktop running XP instead of the Windows 7 desktop, and a Netgear router. That was all working fine and doing what I wanted it to do [though I do remember a lot of headaches in getting it working]. Unfortunately the XP desktop finally died and we got a new broadband contract, hence the BT hub.

The internet has been fine on this, so no issues there. What I now want to do is make it so that I can share a folder and a drive [external hard drive] between the Windows 7 desktop [where these are both placed] and the laptop. They are both in the same workgroup. I don't want the Vista desktop to be able to access either of these.

I've tried messing around with the share options in the menus but the only location option I ever get is the computer I'm on, which clearly isn't much use. This might have something to do with the fact that I can't access the network map on either computer [except for one random instance when it showed but nothing would be placed]. Yesterday the network maps on both were working, but today nothing I do will budge them... Read more

A:Solved: Network map not working and unable to share folders

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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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Hi, This is my first posting. I have a desktop computer, a laptop computer and a 2WIRE gateway. Both computers run XP SP2 home addition. The desktop connects to the gateway through an ethernet cable. The laptop connects to the gateway via a wireless connection. Both computers connect to the internet just fine. I was able to share a printer until a few months ago when it quit working. I have never been able to share files.

The desktop is named MARINA and the laptop is CHUCK. The work group is MSHOME. When I displayed MSHOME under “My Network Places” on the desktop I could see MARINA but not CHUCK. Doing the same thing on the laptop I could see CHUCK but not MARINA.

Looking through the postings I found a similar problem to mine posted August 19, 2007. John Will replied to it. I decided to go through the steps that he suggested.

The first step was turn off both fire walls. I did this with no affect. He said that some fire walls require complete removal. My fire wall is part of ESET Smart Security so I removed it on both computers. When I did this I could now see both computers under MSHOME but I could only see MARINA files on the desktop and CHUCK files on the laptop. When I tried to display the remote files I got the message “Chuck is not accessible You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator Etc” on the desktop and Marina is not accessible on the laptop.

I can ping each computer by name and IP address

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A:Solved: Unable to share files or printer over network.

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Problems with auditing object access on shares in Windows XP within a Workgroup

1. Obligatory system setup to enable logging of events.
a) Windows Event Log service needs to be started (Administrative tools -> Services).
b) Audit policy enabled depending on what we would like to audit (Local Security Policy -> Local Policies -> Audit Policy). When No auditing is set you will not collect any logs!


System logs only Success Audits on a network share even though Access Denied has occurred and the permission (e.g. Write) is being audited on a file or folder. However, when accessing the same object using e.g. remote desktop through the Guest account, the logs contain all instances of the audited permissions if such happenings took place.


User wants to access Folder_1 shared on the network on PC_1. The folder has the share permission Read for the NETWORK group and NTFS permission Read set for the Guest account. The effect is that no other action than reading the content of the folder is permitted (in short, for more details check the articles about groups and permissions). For actions such as e.g. Delete, Write, Create access denied errors will show up. Audit object access is set on the folder to monitor successful Read access and failed Delete / Delete Subfolders and Folders. There is a subfolder within Folder_1 which we’d like to delete. We open My Network Places and see Folder_1. We open it (Success audit) and proceed to delete the subfolder, for ... Read more

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I'm having an issue with accessing shared folders of remote computers via Ethernet. The issue is present no matter if I'm using Explorer or command line. Whenever I'm trying to access the folder in Explorer, I have to wait about 30 seconds until
Windows is able to list the contents. Once I've successfully accessed the folder, it works smoothly for some time. As soon as I'm idle for some seconds, I have to wait again. This is particularly annoying since I'm actually trying to deploy an application
I am working on directly to seven machines, every time I build it in Visual Studio. For that I'm using a batch script, that's triggered when the build is finished. Seems like Windows is trying to do *something* and then times out after some time. I tried using
target machine's IPs and computer names, makes no difference. All machines (including the development machine) are running Windows 8.1 64 bit and are simply connected by a switch with no connection to the outside world, in case that's relevant. The issue is
not related to bad connectivity, the network works great. Also, I can reach them via VNC instantly.

Any ideas on what the issue could be or how I can spot the problem?

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I have a small Windows XP-Pro based file and printer sharing network in my small SOHO. It has worked for years. On rare occasions a PC would become unavailable, or "unseen" by the other PC's in the file share group "MSHOME". Uually if I powered down and brought the PC's up one at a time it resolved itself. Other times I'd have to run the Network Wizard and that might bring back the share. Ask you can tell I am hit and miss and don't really know what I am doing. I work with Linux every day and not Windows networking.

The specific problem I am having is that I have my main workstation titled "Desktop." I have two other workstations titled "Control 2" and "Control 3". Currently "Desktop" can see and access the files on the other two PC's and manipulate them. This PC has Norton Internet Security installed. This share has worked for quite some time.

A couple days ago "Control 2 and 3" could no longer see "Desktop" unless I clicked Entire Network. It would see "Desktop" but I would get an Access Denied error. Contact the Administrator. "Control 2 and 3" can see and manipulate one another.

So this is where I am at. I have deleted and re-added File and Printer sharing as a service. I have run the network wizard. Mo joy. Nothing I do is granting permission.

Any and all assistance will be appreciated.

A:Desktop Network Share Access Denied

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Masters,  First of all about the environment:  -  HP ThinPro T520, latest thinos - connecting via RDP to VMware virtualised Windows 2008R2 Terminal server We would like to copy images from camera to terminal server, but we can't redirect the device. (USB pendrive redirect works).So we tought maybe we can copy files from camera to a network share but we can't figure out how? If its possible anyway... If possible, may i ask step by step solution how to easily copy files from  camera to network share? Regards 

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We've got a web app that accesses a simple network share, this worked perfectly under W2K server but after installing W2003 server we can't write to the share (reading is fine), no error is generated that I can find. Has anyone seen this type of thing before? I scoured IIS settings (everyone can modify the share) permissions and the owner of the process that's trying to write (it's admin).. this one has stumped me. Thanks!
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A:Windows 2003 can't access network share

dave314159 said:

We've got a web app that accesses a simple network share, this worked perfectly under W2K server but after installing W2003 server we can't write to the share (reading is fine), no error is generated that I can find. Has anyone seen this type of thing before? I scoured IIS settings (everyone can modify the share) permissions and the owner of the process that's trying to write (it's admin).. this one has stumped me. Thanks!
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How do you know you can't write to it? Any errors or warnings at all?

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I am having a problem with network share

I am unable to browse network share of another computer if I signed into Microsoft account

If I sign into a local account, then I can browse another computer network share folders.

How to fix this?

A:Unable to browse network share if signed into Microsoft account


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