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By sid-ney ·
Greetings,

I am on a workgroup. I have 8 office computers. 1 is Vista. 1 is XP Home, and 6 are XP Pro. I am using share permissions. I have read for a week searching the net to find the answer as to why the Vista PC, my 2nd XP Pro PC but not the other PCs cannot access the share folder on my Pseudo Server PC (Computer 1 w/XP Pro). I have 8 user accounts and passwords on Computer 1. I have matched a different account name on Computer 1.
Ex: Computer 1 is (Admin) and Computer 2 is (NY). Computer 1 has account Admin and Ny with passwords. I have set permissions in every possible combination so that there is full control, and still no access to the share folder. If I switch to simple file share, all is well. The Vista computer works with Shared Folder Permissions, my 2nd XP Pro PC that's on a switch with the Computer 1, works with Shared Folder Permissions, but not the others. I have tried everything and the only thing that I think it can be is a registry problem. I can see the Shared Folder on other PCs, but when I try to access the folder it states I do not have permission. All firewalls are turned off. I can get a nice ping, but no access to the share folder.
I do not want to use simple file share. Most of what I have read seems straight forward but reading about the other similar problems with file share it still comes back to the registry. I am open to suggestions.

Sid

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