I really appreciate your continued help. PLEASE hang in there with me
because I have got to get this working.
"Malke" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
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> I don't know what you mean by "default". There is a Default user but this
> isn't a real user. The Default User, seen when hidden files/folders are
> visible, is the template for all new user accounts, not an active user
I have a useid on both machines, "default", which is exactly that - the
seven letters "default". It's the userid I use most often on the XP Pro
> If you have created identical user accounts and passwords on all machines
> and are still getting "access denied", then:
The one id "default" is defined on both machines and has the same password
on both machines. In case it might make some difference the Vista machine
is Ultimate, 64-bit. And, while I am fully disclosing, it has an AMD chip.
Also, I think that now I am getting a slightly different error message than
originally. On the XP Pro machine when I click on "My Network Places" the
window which opens shows me the shared drive on the Vista machine, "E-drive
on Gigavista64". When I double click on that, after a surprisingly long
time, 20 seconds - I timed it, I get this error message:
"\\GIGAVISTA64\E-drive 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.
Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at
BTW, when I look at Properties/Sharing there is a button labled "Share ..."
which is greyed out. That's disconcerting but I think that in my original
research I learned that it's OK.
> 1. You have a misconfigured firewall;
I haven't installed a firewall on the Vista machine. I use an old version
of ZoneAlarm on the XP Pro machine but shutting it down makes no difference.
> 2. And/or your security settings on the shared resource are incorrect.
> on the Security tab and make sure your users have read/write permissions.
> You can add individual users (ex. if only Bob is allowed and not Jane) or
> allow Everyone to read/write. Everyone means everyone with a user account
> on the local machine, not everyone in the world.
I hadn't looked at the Security tab before and I wasn't sure what to do
there. Under "Group or user names:" it already had "Users
(GIGAVISTA64\Users)" and "default" is a defined userid on the machine. But
I added "Everyone" to "Group or user names:" and gave "Everyone" all
permissions except for "Full Control" and "Special Permissions". (I tried
to give it "Full Control" but then got "An error occurred while applying
security information to E:\$RECYCLE.BIN Access is denied". I hope I
haven't done any damage!)
What I wanted to do here, but couldn't, was to specifically add user
"default". But when I click on "Advanced Sharing ..." (on the Sharing tab
of Properties), and then click on Permissions, and then try to "Add ..." to
the "Group or user names:", the "Select Users or Groups" dialog only knows
about location "GIGAVISTA64". (I.E. I click on the "Locations ..." button
and GIGAVISTA64 is the only entry in the list.) I expected to find
"VPR-MATRIX" in there. (That's the name of the XP Pro machine and it shows
up in "Network". So the Vista machine does know about it.)
> XP Pro needs to have simple sharing disabled. Vista Ultimate handles this
> with the pasword protection on and doesn't have a simple sharing check box
> in Folder Options like XP does.
Done. (Now. It had been enabled.)
I expect that this is getting frustrating for you but I sure hope you will
continue to help me.
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