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By shantie ·
Three Computers,Peer/Peer. Two have had a clean install of Windows 2000Pro, the third computer runs WinXP pro, it was originally on a different workgroup name. The two 2000pro systems can see each other and share folders okay, the winxp system can see and access both 2000pro systems, but although the 2000 systems can see the XP system, they are not allowed to access it?? Folders in the XP system are marked as shared. The network settings must all be okay for them all to see each other, I think the original security settings in WinXP are stopping the access. Try to log on and says Log on not allowed. What am I looking for in the XP security settings, there is an awful lot of stuff in there and not sure what to look for. I need to set access rights for these other two systems to log on to the XP system, they are all on the same workgroup. No passwords have been set. Also since I changed the workgroup name for XP to match the other two, XP can not use the networked printer attached to the 2000 system, the printer is marked as shared, is this also a security reason in the XP settings.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Network Access Rights

Is File and print sharing enabled on the XP machine?
Have you created user accounts on the XP machine to match those on the 2000 PCs?
Have you set NTFS and Share permissions correctly? (it will use the most restrictive permissions when combined).

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by shantie In reply to

Thanks for the comments but yes that was all done, I have since found out that the owner had installed Nortons Int Security 05, she still had 03 and 04 on there. She also said it did not install properly???. Another technician who had been working on the computer said it was the firewall settings on Nortons that would not allow access to this computer and due to the wrong installation would not let you alter these. Due to all the problems with this computer it has been cleaned out and reinstalled everything is fine now. Thanks anyway.

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by BFilmFan In reply to Network Access Rights

Access this computer from the network is a right that must be assigned.

If the Windows Firewall is running on XP, shut that off. It will prevent network shares from operating properly.

You will need to again assign a local user account to the network share. In a workgroup share, you have to assign local accounts with permissions for each shared resource, if you are assigning NTFS permissions.

Security Permissions for Printing are detailed here:

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/print_security_permissionsw.mspx

Default XP security permissions are detailed here:

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/windows_security_default_settings.mspx

And a nice overview of XP access control:
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/wxppfsec.html

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by shantie In reply to

Most of what you suggested had already been done, I since found out that it was a corrupt instalation of Nortons Int security 05, and the firewall settings were stopping access, these could not be changed, tried uninstalling nortons but would not let me would just freeze, so the system has all been reinstalled and all is fine. I have kept a note of the web sites for future reference thank you binjourbear

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by shantie In reply to Network Access Rights

Thanks for the comment, I have just tried all the suggestions, still will not let us log on. Would it be because the two 2000 systems are Fat32 and XP is NTFS ??, I hope not as that means I will have to redo the two 2000 systems or is there a way to convert without formating??

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by LukCAD In reply to Network Access Rights

Please, create new user with name from your xp computer on your printer shared computer. Set permission of your printer for everyone or add permission for the xp's user.

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by shantie In reply to

Sorry that did not work either, all problems were due to the firewall settings on Nortons Int Security, I have since done a complete reinstall and everything is okay now. thank you binjourbear

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