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    Network Access Rights

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    by shantie ·

    I have three computers running XP Pro, networked peer to peer, they can all see each other but cannot acces each other because of log on passwords, which I have not set. For the last two hours I have gone through the security console section and still cannot find a solution. These are all clean installs, why is it asking for a log on password and how do I disable these, the owners do not want passwords on their network. Thanks

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    • #3351009

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      by willcomp ·

      In reply to Network Access Rights

      Try adjusting settings for or disabling Simple File Sharing. See link below for details:

      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040

      Too bad video card wasn’t culprit on other question.

      Dalton

      • #3325645

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        by shantie ·

        In reply to Reply To: Network Access Rights

        Finally found the culprit, nothing to do with windows firewall as that was disabled, It was the Nortons firewall settings and had to get onto Nortons to change extra settings that were blocking access, thanks anyway.

    • #3350992

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      by maniskid ·

      In reply to Network Access Rights

      Also, I think that adding the users to each others computer may be a different way to achieve the desired result, and can help maintain security.

      That way the users can have pass through authentication without being challenged by the local security. And if they want to granularise the security at a later date this is done easily.

      • #3325646

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        by shantie ·

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        Tried that but still did not work, also the fussy owner did not want all these names on the start up screen, she just wanted it to start up to the desktop?? Problem was the Nortons firewall settings and Nortons talked me through adjusting extra settings to allow access, thank you

    • #3350961

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      by den_blc ·

      In reply to Network Access Rights

      Just enable the guest account.

      • #3325643

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        by shantie ·

        In reply to Reply To: Network Access Rights

        Tried that, still did not work, culprit was the Nortons firewall settings and Nortons talked me through adjusting a few settings to allow access, thank you

    • #3350937

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      by blackcurrant ·

      In reply to Network Access Rights

      Hi

      Another option is to simply create the same accounts on each machine for each person, but do not specify a password.

      You can use the security tab under the shared properties folder to grant access by allowing certain accounts to access a shared resource – passwords only verify the user and are not obligatory.

      Good luck

      • #3325644

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        by shantie ·

        In reply to Reply To: Network Access Rights

        Tried that still did not work, it was the Nortons firewall settings, since adjusted these and now full access across the network, thank you

    • #3335614

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      by chanmkr ·

      In reply to Network Access Rights

      Have y share some folder on each machine ?
      try with in command prompt net use \\machine_name\share_name

      • #3325641

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        by shantie ·

        In reply to Reply To: Network Access Rights

        The culprit was the Nortons firewall settings and since have been changed and all is okay, thank you

    • #3351946

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      by exnn ·

      In reply to Network Access Rights

      Check and if that is the case adjust Windows Firewall settings.

      • #3325642

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        by shantie ·

        In reply to Reply To: Network Access Rights

        Windows firewall disabled, problem was the nortons firewall, this has since been changed to allow access from the network, thank you

    • #3325640

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      by shantie ·

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