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Windows XP Network Question...

This should be simple. Please help...



1:20 am on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have 2 computer up and running XP SP2. These two can communicate back and forth no problem. I recently bought a new computer. The new computer can not connect to the other computers. I get a access denied message when I attempt to go to a network connection. However, the other two computers can view the contents on the new machine just fine. The new one just can't access the old ones.

How do I give myself rights to access the entire network? I am logged in as administrator on both machines, but I think the accounts are different. IE: The name and PW are the same, but I don't think it's the same account across all 3 machines.

Reguardless, how do I set my permissions on my old machine to allow me to browse the network from my new machine? The internet works on the new machine, and is definetely connected to the network, because I can browse in reverse.

How do I set this up?


2:13 am on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Are the workgroups the same on all machines? Once I corrected my spelling for the workgroups it cleared up some issues.


12:09 am on Dec 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yes they are, I just checked. Any other ideas?


12:47 pm on Jan 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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No ideas then? Someone please help...


7:57 pm on Jan 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Give this MS doc a look,

and work back through your setup from the begging with these steps, I know it's no fun, but it's worth stepping back through it.


8:36 pm on Jan 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Is the new computer also running windows xp sp2?

Are the firewalls enabled on any of the machines with xp sp2? (You can go to control panel and I think there's a firewall settings in there to check.)

Regarding the Accounts. As long as the login name and password are exactly the same on each machine, this should be enough for authentication.



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