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02-19-2003, 02:06 PM
i can browse network computers and the files they are sharing but my box cannot be accessed by other users. when they try, they get an "access is denied" popup. i do not understand why. they should get a logon popup. i have file sharing client enabled, client for ms networks, tcp/ip, netbios, qos packet scheduler. everything i can think of i've done. please help. i'm at a complete loss and want people to be able to access my files! thanks
BTW: simple file sharing is disabled
02-19-2003, 02:33 PM
do you have xp home or pro. it might make a difference. also are you using an NTFS partition? this might cause windows to not allow others to see it.
i have seen this problem before on an all windows network. i fixed it by adding accounts for the people trying to access the computer. it only worked if the account login was the same as it was on the machine they were trying to access from. yes, that is stupid but it worked
02-19-2003, 02:48 PM
Like Tommy said...
The login of the user on the computer running *Windows Networking* (inWin98) should be the same as a user profile created in WinXP. Also, make sure your share names are no more than 8 characters if you want Win98 comps to see them.
02-19-2003, 03:39 PM
XP has a firewall enabled by default.
Go into your network properties and there is an option to disable it.
With it turned on, you will see exactly the situation you describe.
02-19-2003, 03:48 PM
the primary kid i want to share with runs xp pro, just like me. yes, my disk is NTFS. the strange thing is, i recently reinstalled the os and before i did so i had shared files on the network and a special limited account so my friends and i could access them remotely. everything worked fine from xp and 2k boxes, but with 98's and me (shiver) boxes i had to create an account for them. everything is the exact same as my last installation except now i'm sharing a whole drive instead of a single folder... but it is shared, i clicked the "i understand the risks involved with sharing the root of a drive" button, so it SHOULD work right? (firewall is off...)
this is keeping me up at night... :splat:
also, the account that i created for remote access is password protected, so it's not that.
02-24-2003, 02:52 AM
update: ok, with simple file sharing enabled, my friend with xp pro can access my box just fine BUT with it disabled he gets the access denied popup. another friend who runs win2k pro cannot access either way. he gets the access denied popup also. any ideas now?
02-24-2003, 11:36 AM
Tell them to map a drive to your machine using the "Connect As" feature to enter an account from your mchine.
If you want to avoid this, just permission the files with the Everyone group having read or write rights.
Also, I highly discourage using Share level permissions. Leave the shares permissioned so that Everyone has access and just permission teh files themselves.
03-01-2003, 01:58 AM
well guys, the problem is somewhat solved. like i said, with simple file sharing enabled my friend with xp pro can access my box. i did some more fooling around with settings and i learned that when you switch between the two modes you have to unshare and reshare your files. so after doing that all my friends could access me (of course the ones with 98 i was forced to make accounts for.)
so now everything is ok for the most part. although i would like an easier way to manage who was connecting to me (right now i'm just using "net session" from the command line and deleting users that i don't want). if anyone knows any progs like that it'd be great.
Here's the big one: "Not enough server storage is a available to process this command" people get this popup when they try to access certain folders on my friend's box. anybody know anything about that? thanks
03-01-2003, 04:11 AM
Here's one possibility:
Not enough server storage is available to process this command." error.
SYMPTOMS: When accessing shares on a server from a client, you may receive "Not enough server storage is available to process this command." error.
Resolution: The registry value IRPstackSize may be not explicitly present.
To increase the value of the parameter, go to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters. If the key is not present, choose Add Value in the Registry Editor. The Value Name should be IRPStackSize and the Data Type is REG_DWORD.
Change the base to decimal, set the value to 11 for Win2K or NT or 15 for XP, and click OK.
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