> I am trying to network 3 computers all running Vista.
> Computer 1 can access the shared files on computer 2 and 3.
> Computer 2 can access the shared files on computers 1 and 3.
> Computer 3 can access on computer 2 but not 1.
> Computer 3 when it opens up computer 1 it can see the shared items (with
> the pipeline), but when you double click it denies access as folllows:
> Windoes cannot access\\computer1\c
> Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise there might be a problem with
> your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click
> Click See details>
> error code 0x80070005
> Access is denied.
> Click Diagnose>
> c was available but the user account you are logged on with was denied
You probably have forgotten to create matching user accounts/passwords on
all your computers. See below.
Create matching user accounts and passwords on all machines. You do not need
to be logged into the same account on all machines and the passwords
assigned to each user account can be different; the accounts/passwords just
need to exist and match on all machines. DO NOT NEGLECT TO CREATE
PASSWORDS, EVEN IF ONLY SIMPLE ONES. If you wish a machine to boot directly
to the Desktop (into one particular user's account) for convenience, you
can do this. The instructions at this link work for both XP and Vista:
Configure Windows to Automatically Login (MVP Ramesh) -
Note: You should also not be running as administrator for daily work. This
is insecure and unnecessary in Vista. Instead:
You absolutely do not want to have only one user account. You particularly
don't want only one user account with administrative privileges on Vista
because the built-in Administrator account (normally only used in
emergencies) is disabled by default. You should create at minimum two user
accounts: one standard user account that you will use for your daily work
and two administrative accounts for permissions and emergencies. In your
case, create the administrative account - call it "Tech" or "CompAdmin" or
the like - log into it, and change your daily accounts to Standard Users.
If you want to go directly to the Desktop and skip the Welcome Screen with
the icons of user accounts, review the method at MVP Ramesh's link above.
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