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By jshtcm213 ·
I have dsl, 3 computers behind a router/firewall.
1 has windows xp pro, the other 2 have xp home edition. I can ping all computers on the network by ip address and hostname with each computer. Each computer has a shared folder. The only problem is with the xp pro machine. The xp pro can map to network drives and access them, but the xp home machines cant access my shared folder. They can see me, but they just dont have access to it.

Once, I think when i tried to map to the xp pro machines folder, i typed in \\devry\shared (shared folder). It asked for a login

? Should i just try to create a different workgroup ?

What are the requirements for this workgroup to work...

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by millertimes In reply to Workgroup Issues

Ensure that if you have a software firewall that it is configured for the network. Change the workgroup name on all three machines, using the network setup wizard. If that does not work add the 2 home usernames to the xp pro box, with the same password if they have one.

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by dave In reply to Workgroup Issues

My first bit of advice is to upgrade the XP-Home boxes to XP-Pro. This will at least have them on the same playing field. XP-Home was never developed to be used in a networked environment but will at a push.

Ensure that all users have passwords and that all users have been added to each the machine in the network.

If all the boxes have static Ip addresses then it may be an idea to add these addresses to each machines's host table.

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by CG IT In reply to Workgroup Issues

there are some requirements for a workgroup to work. First is that all comps must be a member of the same workgroup and not the default installed workgroup. you have to create a workgroup and join each computer to it. Next is that all user accounts must be on all comps in the workgroup to access shared resources. [If users only use 1 account, that account must be on all comps]. There has to be a shared resource with as a minimum, the everyone group is allow read [default on a share is full control]. You have to have File and printer sharing for microsoft networks installed and enabled in your TCP/IP properties. With Windows XP SP2, you need to add the subnet all the comps are on in the trusted network properties of the firewall.

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by dryflies In reply to Workgroup Issues

hey - you asked me a question in the amd V. Intel question and then closed it s I could not answer.
The answer is, unfortunately, I don't know for sure. I think you may have to get the 64 bit XP and then your 32 bit apps will run on it. I don't think the HAL for XP32 is capable of driving 64 bit HW. But, this is new ground and none of my clients have taken the 64 bit plunge.

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by amkrana In reply to Workgroup Issues

AS u write u r not able to map the share folders on xp pro machines, it may be possible that u have not given proper rights to other user on xp pro machine
2.Check the secaurity rights in administration tools on xp home / pro machines like blank passwords user can logon.
3.If users have blank passwords , change immediately and give them valid passwords.
3.Check share permissions on xp pro machine.

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