Computer access problem on network

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Error: Access Denied
Network Share Access
Shared folders
User Permissions
hello, I am facing this problem from many days.the problem is ,when I share some folder on my computer (even with everyone rights) it is not accessible to other computer and display error message "Access denied". I turned off my firewall,create user and assign appropriate rights to user on directory.On other machine it asks for username/password but after login on click to folder display error message. 1-How can I cure this problem? 2-When user provide username/password to some dialog box and check option to save password,it stores in memory.How can I clear these stored password? regards, tanveer

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First of all dont be fooled by EVERYONE – make the folders specifically available to the users you want. Make sure that if you are NOT on AD the user has an account with sync’ed passwords on the server and the desktop. Below are instructions for properly setting up the share:

The File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks component allows computers on a network to access resources on other computers using a Microsoft network. This component is installed and enabled by default. It is enabled per connection using TCP/IP and is necessary to share local folders.

The File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks component is the equivalent of the Server service in Windows NT 4.0.

To share folders with other users on your network

1. Open My Documents in Windows Explorer. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer.
2. Click the folder you want to share.
3. Click Share this folder in File and Folder Tasks.
4. In the Properties dialog box select the radio button Share this folder to share the folder with other users on your network.

New Folder Properties dialog box – Sharing tab

5. To change the name of the folder on the network, type a new name for the folder in the Share name text box. This will not change the name of the folder on your computer.

Note The Sharing option is not available for the Documents and Settings, Program Files, and Windows system folders. In addition, you cannot share folders in other users’ profiles.

To set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions

1. Open Windows Explorer, and then locate the file or folder for which you want to set permissions. To open Windows Explore click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer.
2. Right-click the file or folder, click Properties, and then click the Security tab

New Folder Properties dialog box – Security tab

3. To set permissions for a group or user that does not appear in the Group or user names box, click Add. Type the name of the group or user you want to set permissions for and then click OK,

Select Users, Computers, or Groups dialog box

4. To change or remove permissions from an existing group or user, click the name of the group or user and do one of the following.
* To allow or deny a permission, in the Permissions for…box, select the Allow or Deny check box.
* To remove the group or user from the Group or user names box, click Remove.


* In Windows XP Professional, the Everyone group no longer includes Anonymous Logon.
* You can set file and folder permissions only on drives formatted to use NTFS.
* To change permissions you must be the owner, or have been granted permission to do so by the owner.
* Groups or users granted Full Control for a folder can delete files and subfolders within that folder regardless of the permissions protecting the files and subfolders.
* If the check boxes under Permissions for user or group are shaded or if the Remove button is unavailable, then the file or folder has inherited permissions from the parent folder.
* When adding a new user or group, by default, this user or group will have Read & Execute, List Folder Contents, and Read permissions.

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  • Technochic
    Please provide the details of your setup. What OS versions and patch levels? Is this a domain setup or a workgroup setup? Thanks.
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  • Dwiebesick
    Technochick is correct in asking if you in a domain or work group? There are BIG differences for sharing and accessing. In a workgroup, each workstation has its own security access control list. For example, if you are logoned on to Workstation1 as Jim using a password of HighSecure and are attempting to access a shared file/folder on Workstation2, then Workstation2 would have to have a user Jim with password of HighSecure and have the proper share and NTFS permissions set.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    Not sure if you've gotten this resolved but I do want to point for you and the other readers to be very careful what rights you provide on network shares. This is one of the things I look for when performing my security assessments and I very often come across open shares containing tons of sensitive files that I, as a regular-Joe user on the network, should not have access to. To do this right, you need a formal information classification program. Most organizations can't afford the time/money/effort to do that but at least focus on business need to know and tell your users how dangerous it can be when they share out their drives.
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  • Robert Stewart
    I agree with all of the previous posts is this a domain or workgroup?? Domain is pretty straighforward config, workgroup can be trickier, if it is workgroup try adding all users to all machines with the appropriate secuirty or rights, I have seen this sort of thing in a workgroup with windows 98, 2000, and xp machines all in the same group and could not share printers, once I added all users to all machines the intended permissions followed. I hope this helps and again this is for workgroup only.
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    server is opening in All another computer \server name. but my compuer is showing msg like not permission while i am also user of the server.
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