Re: XP Pro shares not accessible

From: GTS (x)
Date: 08/04/05

Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 10:49:06 -0400

- Double check that you have no 3rd party firewall running.
- On the XP Pro machines which should be set to Simple File Sharing, run
>net user guest /active:yes to make sure the guest account is enabled.
- If that doesn't help, open a command prompt. From one of the Home
machines try to map to a share on a problem Pro machine with the net
net use \\netname\shaername If this fails, what error code is reported?

"Bruce Chastain" <> wrote in message 
>I have 3 XP Home systems networked together.  All can access the drive and 
>directory shares of each other.
> I also have an XP Pro on the same network, and none of the XP Home systems 
> can access the shares of the XP Pro system.  Not even the Shared Documents 
> folder.  While the XP home systems can see the shares in My Network 
> Places, attempts to access those shares is denied, saying that I may not 
> have permission and to contact the system administrator.
> I've looked at the drive/directory Permissions and Security and can't find 
> anything obviously wrong.
> I also tried enabling Simple File Sharing on the XP Pro system, and same 
> thing.  All of the XP Home systems are denied access to the XP Pro shares. 
> FYI, after enabling  Simple File Sharing, all shares were deleted and 
> recreated.
> FYI, all systems are on SP2, have the XP firewall disabled, and all 
> systems are using the same identical userid and password.
> What do I need to do to allow the XP Home systems to access the shares of 
> the XP Pro system?
> Thanks very much,
> Bruce.