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P2P XP svr cant access shared WME client

By Casemaker ·
Hi,
I have a P2P network running W95,and 2 ME machines. All was functioning without any problems. I replaced the W95 machine with a new machine that I built running WXP Home, w Celeron 1.2GHZ. One of the Me machines acts as the server on this network. After I replace the 95 with XP this is what I ran into. The Me server can see and share the xp machine and the other Me. The second ME can see and share the ME server and the XP machine. The XP machine can see and share from the second ME machine but not the ME server. Whrn I try to connect to the shared ME server this is the error message I recieve. \\Back is not accesible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network path was not found.
I ran the network wizard on all machines, the computer names are unique and the workgroups are all the same. I have checked sharing on all pc. they log on in Microsoft Networking so I knowthey are logged in. From the workgroup box in XP when I try to map a drive, it shows the other 2 pc with plus signs next to them. When I click on the ME machine it shows the shared drives and folders, when I click on the server the + sign goes away and there are no shared items.
I am not very familiar with all the 2000 based permissions and security so if you explain how to fix this please be detailed.
Thanks

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to P2P XP svr cant access sh ...

Hi,

I had the same problem but the following procedure will fix it...

This was taken from the following forum :

http://www.computing.net/networking/wwwboard/forum/3488.html

(remove spaces from above URL)

...but I'll include an edited version of the relevent post below...

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Yes, once I installed XP pro I thought how cool, but to my surprise I found that my XP pro could not see any of the other clients.
However, all my other clients could see my XP.
What I use and don't use.
Microsoft XP does not support NetBeui anymore and yes that is ok to do file and print sharing. Instead of NetBeui you can use the Microsoft IPX protocol to share files and printers. (I learned this a long time ago with the game Heretic it could beplayed by IPX.) Yes, all Clients need to be changed to IPX instead of NetBeui. However my XP pro could still not see the other clients until on each client I right clicked on the IPX protcol went to properties and and checked the I want to enable Netbios over IPX/SPX. This will add a new protocol to your clients called Netbios support for IPX/SPX. As for the XP Pro you will need to have the two protcols added
1. NWLINK Bios
2. NWLINK IPX/SPX/NETBIOS COMPATIBLE.
For security this is great. Because it needs to be bound to Microsoft Client where the TCPIP does not get bound to the Microsoft Clients. Helping prevent security issues.
Once I enabled the Netbios over IPX/SPX on every client connected to the workgroup my XP Pro computer could see all clients.
I hope this helps.
If anyone uses or wants help with the following information I would be glad to help or just hear how your xp experiences go.
Best of Luck!!!!!!!
Dan Schuessler
mavericc@swbell.net


Cheers,
Tim.

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by Casemaker In reply to P2P XP svr cant access sh ...

Thank You, I tried this and it did not resolve my problem. I uninstalled XP and installed ME up and running. I have to take a crash course in XP to get up to speed with it.

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