RE: Access denied
I had the same problem and may have have spent 40 hours reading, posting and
experimenting. I finally got it last night. Microsoft has made a mess out
of this. I think I got lucky--like finding a needle in a haystack. I dont
have time right now to wriet down the steps--I will try tonight, but here
are soem things to get you started.
First of all, turn firewalls off for now. After you get this going you can
turn on firewalls and see if they affect anything. You need to turn off
firewalls on each computer.
Then, make sure all computers have the same name. I made mine "WORKGROUP"
And, file sharing from Vista can only be done through the administrator. At
first I didn't have a password for administrator because I didnt want to mess
with it, but I added one (through control panel) and it got me to the next
You also want to turn guest account on.
At this point I could see Vista guest files and folders and public files and
folders. But I couldn't see my(administrators) folder. My administrators
folder is "ED". I could see it but not gain access. This is where it got
complicated. And, I have not put every step I went through to get to this
point. Im actually not even writing this from my Vista computer so I cant go
and look at some things.
Im hoping I can go back and figure everything that I did. Please read this,
and respond if you want me to try to retrace--which Im willing to do.
Again--absolutely ridiculous what has to be done--a MAJOR flaw of Vista.
Miscrosoft claims it is for security reasons, but they dont know how to do
this either. The steps they list DO NOT WORK.
I wish someone from Microsoft watched me do this. Maybe Id be rich and famous
"Bill Smeltzer" wrote:
> Thanks to the community, I can now file share to the vista computer but when
> I try to access the vista computer from my XP remote system, I am told
> "access denied - you do not have privleges on this network - see the network
> administrator." I would appreciate help with this continuing problem.