To share data between computers in a workgroup which under DHCP

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I have computers which are under DHCP and which have ip's 192.168.1... , I tried to share data between two computers but when I try to access the other computer it prompts with the username and password screen and the username is the guest account and it is gryed out. So enabled the guest account and set a password for it to access the computer, but when I enter the password its still not accepting, not sure whats going wrong.I am trying to access computer B from computer A by using start->run->computer Bc$ and it prompts for the username and pwd, and when entered its not accepting. Can anyone let me if there is any other procedure to do this, because I need to share data across my Network, but the computers are in a workgroup.

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Have you set any permissions on the share other than the default ones? Create a generic account onthe computer and give it the permissions you wish, user or power user, and then give that account permissions on the share and athe directory yu are sharing. The try logging into it again.

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  • Allthumbs
    Are the workstations XP Home or Pro?
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  • Senthilnathan
    This question is answered keeping in mind that your operating system is windows xp. You have not provided any details about your entire setup. How r u running DHCP server is it some kind of broadband modem or ICS enabled xp system. It is always better u have a static IP in a small setup of less than 15 systems which will be easy to manage. Any way, reading your question I understand that there is an authentication problem. To resolve this kind of a problem go through the options below 1. Make sure u have all systems with same username and password for logon 2. Always use an administrator account for login in to a local computer 3. Then start> run> secpol.msc under local policies > user rights assignment> first option is "Access this computer from network" make sure on all systems you add the everyone account, anonymous account, user account, guest and the username u are using for logon. Then restart all the systems and have a check 4.Open ?My computer ? >tools > Folder Options > View > the last options will be ?Simple File Sharing? just remove the check mark and then try to access the network Now u will be provided with a dialog box where u can type a username and password So now u type the destination systems username and password, like if you are accessing system B from system A provide the username and password of system B. (Simple file sharing works well, but for it to work u should have the same username and password in all the systems and in same workgroup, it does not require u to enable the guest account. Just login as administrator and share some drive and from another system login as administrator and access these files that?s it) Hope this helps u, pls revert back for any queries
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  • Mortree
    #3 says it all. Use FAT32 formatting. Use adminstrator and a blank password on both machines. Etc. That is if you are trying to assure you share viruses across the network. Hey it is sharing!
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  • Mortree
    The key thing is that the accounts which you are asked about are on the other machine that owns the files -- not the one you are connecting from. Yes if you make all accounts and password the same on both machines you will not have to figure that out or whare you are sitting today. Yes if you always use administrator account you will never be denied what is possible...including passing OS viruses by network and deleting important (or merely original) files while 'lost' on the remote machine files system. A better approach would be to avoid sharing the OS and program files. They can't really use them from another machine anyway. Create shares where you really need them. The local security policy should not need changing unless somebody messed with it before. As I remember if you boot into Safe mode on XP Home an administrator can actually restrict permissions on local files or folders by account -- just like on XP or 2000 Professional. I suggest you use that Properties-Security tab for shared files if it is important that originals not get accidentally overwritten by updates or deleted. In many cases people only want Read access granted to the majority of files and maybe one folder for passing info back and forth on an ad hoc basis. So enabling guest on the machine you are connecting from will not help you. Also you really don't want just anything on the network to be able to access your drives.
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