On Sun, 13 May 2007 20:09:01 -0700, Margo <Margo@discussions.microsoft.com>
>Home Network consisting of WinXP Pro machine & Win Vista Home Premium + NAT
>Router. Internet is fine on both computers. Both Computers can see all
>shares. Vista machine can browse both computers
>I setup Vista last week. Pretty much straight away shared one of my drives.
>That share is working. Every share I have tried to setup since then does not
>work. The XP machine can see the share but gets Access denied message.
>I changed my network settings (I think after the first share) as I needed a
>static IP address for some port forwarding rules (IRC etc.) Any new shares
>have not worked. I have already browsed this forum and read the various
>tutorials. netBios over TCP/IP has been explicitly enabled.
>Please help. My husband & I work together on websites and we need the file
>sharing access with write privileges on both machines.
>The only working share , my E Drive has access enabled for "Unknown
>Connection". I don't what that is but I"m pretty sure if I remove it there
>goes my hubby's access to my E drive.
Access Denied is an interesting error. You can get it for numerous reasons, of
widely variant nature.
What authentication / file sharing are you using? On the XP computer, are you
using Simple, or Advanced, file sharing? On the Vista computer, is Password
Protected file sharing Enabled, or Disabled? You need to balance the setup - if
you use AFS on XP, use PPS Enabled on Vista. If SFS on XP, use PPS Disabled on
If you use either SFS or PPS Disabled, check restrictanonymous.
And make sure that your firewall is properly setup, and that you don't have any
Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]
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actual address pchuck mvps org.