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Networking WinXP to a Win2000

By Technically Frustrated ·
I am unable to access my Win2000 computer from my new WinXP (medie center edition). I have both computers on the same workgroup. I can see my Win2000 computer from my WinXP computer, but when I try to access it I am prompted for a username/password, which I enter as I would on the Win2000 machine, and then receive the following error msg,

"xyz computer is not accessible. You might not have permissions to use
this network resource. Contact the admin of this server to find out if you
have access permissions. Logon failure: the user has not been granted the
requested logon type at this computer"

I can access my WinXP machine from my Win2000 machine.

Any thoughts?


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by BFilmFan In reply to Networking WinXP to a Win ...

In workgroups, each system has local accounts. On the Windows 2000 system, are you using an account which has access to the resources? You need to make sure that the account you are using has been granted rights to Access This Computer From The Network and Logon Locally.

Making sure the account is in the Administrators group is most likely the easiest way to accomplish this task.

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I believe the user account was set up properly, I even went so far as to create the same username/password (Admin group) on each machine on the advice of another person. I'm thinking that a cross-over cable would be the easiest thing at this point, but will I run into the same access issue I have now?

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by Addison In reply to Networking WinXP to a Win ...

You would have to change your local security settings via "Administrative Tools"

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by icelemon In reply to Networking WinXP to a Win ...

well i am not as brilliant as the rest but you can try type "administrator" as your username and leave the password blank, see if that helps too! ^_______^

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by Poettone In reply to Networking WinXP to a Win ...

There are some correct answers out there , but some are off to say the least.

On any system expecially 2000 and XP there are users and there are users.. Any user that is on the local machine is considered and is seen different from a like user on another machine.. So if you use administrator on one machine thats not the same as the administrator on another machine. The reason is simple as each machine needs a local security database and are treated as seperate entities.

One thing I would do is as follows:

Go to control panel
Open administrative tools
Go to local policies
Security options
Network access> Share that can be access anonymously

Make sure this is enabled.

Good luck...

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by wlbowers In reply to Networking WinXP to a Win ...

Read this for xp:

Read this for 2000:

Good Luck Lee

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