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Vista can't copy files from network share on XPPro

  1. #1


    MDaniel Guest

    Vista can't copy files from network share on XPPro

    I have an XP Pro machine with a folder shared with full control for
    everyone. All other machines, regardless of Windows version, have no
    problem accessing this share with full control. I've installed Vista
    Ultimate RTM on two machines and have had the following problem on both:

    Both Vista machines can read/write/execute files that are in that
    network share. For example, if its a .pdf, .txt, or .doc, I can double
    click it from the Vista machines and it opens just fine with the
    appropriate application. If its an .exe, like the installer for Firefox,
    it'll launch and install the program. I can also save and delete files
    and folders on that network share from the Vista machine. So far so
    good.

    The problem is with simply trying to copy a file from that share TO the
    Vista machine. I get an error message titled "Destination Folder Access
    Denied" that reads "You need permission to perform this action". It
    doesn't matter where I copy the file to. Desktop, Public, Documents,
    etc. Same thing. So I can open/execute it, but I can't copy it.

    This happens on both Vista machines. I have enabled the Public folder on
    both Vistas and they can copy files to/from each other. And the XP
    machine can copy to/from the Vistas' Public folders.

    I am an using the same administrator account on all machines. The
    problem is the same whether I use Vista's explorer or command prompt.

    I haven't found much on Google but I did try disabling UAC, firewalls on
    all machines, and even IE7's Protected Mode without any success.


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  2. #2


    Michael Price Guest

    Re: Vista can't copy files from network share on XPPro

    I have seen the same thing only when copying from the Vista machine.

    I would be interested in what the final outcome is.

    "MDaniel" <mdaniel@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1fe7eb5323afc829989689@msnews.microsoft.com...
    >I have an XP Pro machine with a folder shared with full control for
    > everyone. All other machines, regardless of Windows version, have no
    > problem accessing this share with full control. I've installed Vista
    > Ultimate RTM on two machines and have had the following problem on both:
    >
    > Both Vista machines can read/write/execute files that are in that
    > network share. For example, if its a .pdf, .txt, or .doc, I can double
    > click it from the Vista machines and it opens just fine with the
    > appropriate application. If its an .exe, like the installer for Firefox,
    > it'll launch and install the program. I can also save and delete files
    > and folders on that network share from the Vista machine. So far so
    > good.
    >
    > The problem is with simply trying to copy a file from that share TO the
    > Vista machine. I get an error message titled "Destination Folder Access
    > Denied" that reads "You need permission to perform this action". It
    > doesn't matter where I copy the file to. Desktop, Public, Documents,
    > etc. Same thing. So I can open/execute it, but I can't copy it.
    >
    > This happens on both Vista machines. I have enabled the Public folder on
    > both Vistas and they can copy files to/from each other. And the XP
    > machine can copy to/from the Vistas' Public folders.
    >
    > I am an using the same administrator account on all machines. The
    > problem is the same whether I use Vista's explorer or command prompt.
    >
    > I haven't found much on Google but I did try disabling UAC, firewalls on
    > all machines, and even IE7's Protected Mode without any success.
    >


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  3. #3


    Surya64 Guest

    Re: Vista can't copy files from network share on XPPro

    in the networking and sharing center there is a setting called "Password
    protected Sharing". If you set this to false, then it will start working.
    By default it is set to On so only people with user id and password on the
    destination machine can access it. If you turn it off you should be fine.
    (of course anybody on your network will have access to that as well).


    "Michael Price" wrote:

    > I have seen the same thing only when copying from the Vista machine.
    >
    > I would be interested in what the final outcome is.
    >
    > "MDaniel" <mdaniel@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    > news:MPG.1fe7eb5323afc829989689@msnews.microsoft.com...
    > >I have an XP Pro machine with a folder shared with full control for
    > > everyone. All other machines, regardless of Windows version, have no
    > > problem accessing this share with full control. I've installed Vista
    > > Ultimate RTM on two machines and have had the following problem on both:
    > >
    > > Both Vista machines can read/write/execute files that are in that
    > > network share. For example, if its a .pdf, .txt, or .doc, I can double
    > > click it from the Vista machines and it opens just fine with the
    > > appropriate application. If its an .exe, like the installer for Firefox,
    > > it'll launch and install the program. I can also save and delete files
    > > and folders on that network share from the Vista machine. So far so
    > > good.
    > >
    > > The problem is with simply trying to copy a file from that share TO the
    > > Vista machine. I get an error message titled "Destination Folder Access
    > > Denied" that reads "You need permission to perform this action". It
    > > doesn't matter where I copy the file to. Desktop, Public, Documents,
    > > etc. Same thing. So I can open/execute it, but I can't copy it.
    > >
    > > This happens on both Vista machines. I have enabled the Public folder on
    > > both Vistas and they can copy files to/from each other. And the XP
    > > machine can copy to/from the Vistas' Public folders.
    > >
    > > I am an using the same administrator account on all machines. The
    > > problem is the same whether I use Vista's explorer or command prompt.
    > >
    > > I haven't found much on Google but I did try disabling UAC, firewalls on
    > > all machines, and even IE7's Protected Mode without any success.
    > >


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  4. #4


    MDaniel Guest

    Re: Vista can't copy files from network share on XPPro

    No, the problem is not with network users accessing files on the Vista
    machine's shares. I'm using the same admin level accounts on all
    machines and that part works fine. The problem is with Vista accessing a
    share on an XP machine (which it can do) and then copying a file from
    that share to the Vista machine. Reading/writing/executing on the share
    work, but simply copying a file to the local (Vista) hard drive fails.





    In article <EF5BFDCE-D894-4526-B048-5078E065E1C5@microsoft.com>, Surya64
    @discussions.microsoft.com says...
    > in the networking and sharing center there is a setting called "Password
    > protected Sharing". If you set this to false, then it will start working.
    > By default it is set to On so only people with user id and password on the
    > destination machine can access it. If you turn it off you should be fine.
    > (of course anybody on your network will have access to that as well).
    >
    >
    > "Michael Price" wrote:
    >
    > > I have seen the same thing only when copying from the Vista machine.
    > >
    > > I would be interested in what the final outcome is.
    > >
    > > "MDaniel" <mdaniel@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    > > news:MPG.1fe7eb5323afc829989689@msnews.microsoft.com...
    > > >I have an XP Pro machine with a folder shared with full control for
    > > > everyone. All other machines, regardless of Windows version, have no
    > > > problem accessing this share with full control. I've installed Vista
    > > > Ultimate RTM on two machines and have had the following problem on both:
    > > >
    > > > Both Vista machines can read/write/execute files that are in that
    > > > network share. For example, if its a .pdf, .txt, or .doc, I can double
    > > > click it from the Vista machines and it opens just fine with the
    > > > appropriate application. If its an .exe, like the installer for Firefox,
    > > > it'll launch and install the program. I can also save and delete files
    > > > and folders on that network share from the Vista machine. So far so
    > > > good.
    > > >
    > > > The problem is with simply trying to copy a file from that share TO the
    > > > Vista machine. I get an error message titled "Destination Folder Access
    > > > Denied" that reads "You need permission to perform this action". It
    > > > doesn't matter where I copy the file to. Desktop, Public, Documents,
    > > > etc. Same thing. So I can open/execute it, but I can't copy it.
    > > >
    > > > This happens on both Vista machines. I have enabled the Public folder on
    > > > both Vistas and they can copy files to/from each other. And the XP
    > > > machine can copy to/from the Vistas' Public folders.
    > > >
    > > > I am an using the same administrator account on all machines. The
    > > > problem is the same whether I use Vista's explorer or command prompt.
    > > >
    > > > I haven't found much on Google but I did try disabling UAC, firewalls on
    > > > all machines, and even IE7's Protected Mode without any success.
    > > >

    >


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  5. #5


    BVH Guest

    Re: Vista can't copy files from network share on XPPro

    I''ve got the same problem with a 2003 share... Everything is working fine I
    can copy to the share, edit files on the share but the second I try to copy
    or move off the share to vista I get the "Destination Folder Access Denied"
    "You need permission to perform this action" error.. Kinda sounds to me like
    the *Destination Folder* on the Vista machine is the one blocking the copy
    the file!

    I did find out that if I copy a file from Vista to the share and then copy
    it back everything works fine with that one file or folder...

    I'm at a total loss I've spent the last 3 nights doing nothing but searching
    the web for answers and trying everything I can think of that might affect a
    share like this. I really don't understand how more people aren't having
    this problem. My business partner is getting the same thing on his home
    domain and we get it at our office as well?!

    Is anyone else having any problems copying / moving a file from a 2003 or XP
    share onto the Vista machine? Did none of you backup your XP workstation or
    laptop data on a share and then want to copy it back over after you
    installed Vista?

    My only guess is there is a common sharing misconfiguration with a hand full
    of people and the rest of working fine or that no one actually transfers
    files between there computers anymore..

    Benjamin VH


    "MDaniel" <mdaniel@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1fe91fbb84adca0c98968a@msnews.microsoft.com...
    > No, the problem is not with network users accessing files on the Vista
    > machine's shares. I'm using the same admin level accounts on all
    > machines and that part works fine. The problem is with Vista accessing a
    > share on an XP machine (which it can do) and then copying a file from
    > that share to the Vista machine. Reading/writing/executing on the share
    > work, but simply copying a file to the local (Vista) hard drive fails.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > In article <EF5BFDCE-D894-4526-B048-5078E065E1C5@microsoft.com>, Surya64
    > @discussions.microsoft.com says...
    >> in the networking and sharing center there is a setting called "Password
    >> protected Sharing". If you set this to false, then it will start
    >> working.
    >> By default it is set to On so only people with user id and password on
    >> the
    >> destination machine can access it. If you turn it off you should be
    >> fine.
    >> (of course anybody on your network will have access to that as well).
    >>
    >>
    >> "Michael Price" wrote:
    >>
    >> > I have seen the same thing only when copying from the Vista machine.
    >> >
    >> > I would be interested in what the final outcome is.
    >> >
    >> > "MDaniel" <mdaniel@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    >> > news:MPG.1fe7eb5323afc829989689@msnews.microsoft.com...
    >> > >I have an XP Pro machine with a folder shared with full control for
    >> > > everyone. All other machines, regardless of Windows version, have no
    >> > > problem accessing this share with full control. I've installed Vista
    >> > > Ultimate RTM on two machines and have had the following problem on
    >> > > both:
    >> > >
    >> > > Both Vista machines can read/write/execute files that are in that
    >> > > network share. For example, if its a .pdf, .txt, or .doc, I can
    >> > > double
    >> > > click it from the Vista machines and it opens just fine with the
    >> > > appropriate application. If its an .exe, like the installer for
    >> > > Firefox,
    >> > > it'll launch and install the program. I can also save and delete
    >> > > files
    >> > > and folders on that network share from the Vista machine. So far so
    >> > > good.
    >> > >
    >> > > The problem is with simply trying to copy a file from that share TO
    >> > > the
    >> > > Vista machine. I get an error message titled "Destination Folder
    >> > > Access
    >> > > Denied" that reads "You need permission to perform this action". It
    >> > > doesn't matter where I copy the file to. Desktop, Public, Documents,
    >> > > etc. Same thing. So I can open/execute it, but I can't copy it.
    >> > >
    >> > > This happens on both Vista machines. I have enabled the Public folder
    >> > > on
    >> > > both Vistas and they can copy files to/from each other. And the XP
    >> > > machine can copy to/from the Vistas' Public folders.
    >> > >
    >> > > I am an using the same administrator account on all machines. The
    >> > > problem is the same whether I use Vista's explorer or command prompt.
    >> > >
    >> > > I haven't found much on Google but I did try disabling UAC, firewalls
    >> > > on
    >> > > all machines, and even IE7's Protected Mode without any success.
    >> > >

    >>



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  6. #6


    MDaniel Guest

    Re: Vista can't copy files from network share on XPPro

    Yeah this one's really got me stumped too. I work on other people's PCs
    all day long figuring out things like this and I'm drawing zippo on this
    one. It seems like it would be a common problem too. You throw Vista on
    a spare computer, connect it to the LAN, try to grab a file off a share,
    and BOOM: brick wall.

    FWIW, I'm pretty sure I didn't do anything exotic during Vista's setup.
    Its pretty much defaults. I set the workgroup name and username/password
    to match my existing LAN, and told Vista that this is my home network.

    My wild guess is that is some new security "feature" somewhere that
    we're not finding. It reminds me a little of when you download an .exe
    file from the Internet with IE6 on XP-SP2 and when you try to run it, it
    denies access. Then you have to go into its property sheet and tell it
    that its OK. Its like Vista doesn't quite trust the XP/2003 machine over
    the network and doesn't want the user, even an admin, to bring over
    potentially hazardous files.





    In article <5F163897-B66E-4751-BBCC-EFFB148E7C76@microsoft.com>,
    bvnahoesen@gmail.com says...
    > I''ve got the same problem with a 2003 share... Everything is working fine I
    > can copy to the share, edit files on the share but the second I try to copy
    > or move off the share to vista I get the "Destination Folder Access Denied"
    > "You need permission to perform this action" error.. Kinda sounds to me like
    > the *Destination Folder* on the Vista machine is the one blocking the copy
    > the file!
    >
    > I did find out that if I copy a file from Vista to the share and then copy
    > it back everything works fine with that one file or folder...
    >
    > I'm at a total loss I've spent the last 3 nights doing nothing but searching
    > the web for answers and trying everything I can think of that might affect a
    > share like this. I really don't understand how more people aren't having
    > this problem. My business partner is getting the same thing on his home
    > domain and we get it at our office as well?!
    >
    > Is anyone else having any problems copying / moving a file from a 2003 or XP
    > share onto the Vista machine? Did none of you backup your XP workstation or
    > laptop data on a share and then want to copy it back over after you
    > installed Vista?
    >
    > My only guess is there is a common sharing misconfiguration with a hand full
    > of people and the rest of working fine or that no one actually transfers
    > files between there computers anymore..
    >
    > Benjamin VH
    >
    >
    > "MDaniel" <mdaniel@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    > news:MPG.1fe91fbb84adca0c98968a@msnews.microsoft.com...
    > > No, the problem is not with network users accessing files on the Vista
    > > machine's shares. I'm using the same admin level accounts on all
    > > machines and that part works fine. The problem is with Vista accessing a
    > > share on an XP machine (which it can do) and then copying a file from
    > > that share to the Vista machine. Reading/writing/executing on the share
    > > work, but simply copying a file to the local (Vista) hard drive fails.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > In article <EF5BFDCE-D894-4526-B048-5078E065E1C5@microsoft.com>, Surya64
    > > @discussions.microsoft.com says...
    > >> in the networking and sharing center there is a setting called "Password
    > >> protected Sharing". If you set this to false, then it will start
    > >> working.
    > >> By default it is set to On so only people with user id and password on
    > >> the
    > >> destination machine can access it. If you turn it off you should be
    > >> fine.


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  7. #7


    Harry Flaxman Guest

    Re: Vista can't copy files from network share on XPPro

    You've got to make sure that the folders, drives and anything else on the
    computer you''re trying to share with are set to 'share this folder'.
    It's a simple matter of right clicking on the folder you want to share and
    select properties, share this folder and you should be there. Do the same
    thing on your computer if you want to share your stuff with the other
    computer.

    Harry

    "MDaniel" wrote:

    > Yeah this one's really got me stumped too. I work on other people's PCs
    > all day long figuring out things like this and I'm drawing zippo on this
    > one. It seems like it would be a common problem too. You throw Vista on
    > a spare computer, connect it to the LAN, try to grab a file off a share,
    > and BOOM: brick wall.
    >
    > FWIW, I'm pretty sure I didn't do anything exotic during Vista's setup.
    > Its pretty much defaults. I set the workgroup name and username/password
    > to match my existing LAN, and told Vista that this is my home network.
    >
    > My wild guess is that is some new security "feature" somewhere that
    > we're not finding. It reminds me a little of when you download an .exe
    > file from the Internet with IE6 on XP-SP2 and when you try to run it, it
    > denies access. Then you have to go into its property sheet and tell it
    > that its OK. Its like Vista doesn't quite trust the XP/2003 machine over
    > the network and doesn't want the user, even an admin, to bring over
    > potentially hazardous files.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > In article <5F163897-B66E-4751-BBCC-EFFB148E7C76@microsoft.com>,
    > bvnahoesen@gmail.com says...
    > > I''ve got the same problem with a 2003 share... Everything is working fine I
    > > can copy to the share, edit files on the share but the second I try to copy
    > > or move off the share to vista I get the "Destination Folder Access Denied"
    > > "You need permission to perform this action" error.. Kinda sounds to me like
    > > the *Destination Folder* on the Vista machine is the one blocking the copy
    > > the file!
    > >
    > > I did find out that if I copy a file from Vista to the share and then copy
    > > it back everything works fine with that one file or folder...
    > >
    > > I'm at a total loss I've spent the last 3 nights doing nothing but searching
    > > the web for answers and trying everything I can think of that might affect a
    > > share like this. I really don't understand how more people aren't having
    > > this problem. My business partner is getting the same thing on his home
    > > domain and we get it at our office as well?!
    > >
    > > Is anyone else having any problems copying / moving a file from a 2003 or XP
    > > share onto the Vista machine? Did none of you backup your XP workstation or
    > > laptop data on a share and then want to copy it back over after you
    > > installed Vista?
    > >
    > > My only guess is there is a common sharing misconfiguration with a hand full
    > > of people and the rest of working fine or that no one actually transfers
    > > files between there computers anymore..
    > >
    > > Benjamin VH
    > >
    > >
    > > "MDaniel" <mdaniel@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    > > news:MPG.1fe91fbb84adca0c98968a@msnews.microsoft.com...
    > > > No, the problem is not with network users accessing files on the Vista
    > > > machine's shares. I'm using the same admin level accounts on all
    > > > machines and that part works fine. The problem is with Vista accessing a
    > > > share on an XP machine (which it can do) and then copying a file from
    > > > that share to the Vista machine. Reading/writing/executing on the share
    > > > work, but simply copying a file to the local (Vista) hard drive fails.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > In article <EF5BFDCE-D894-4526-B048-5078E065E1C5@microsoft.com>, Surya64
    > > > @discussions.microsoft.com says...
    > > >> in the networking and sharing center there is a setting called "Password
    > > >> protected Sharing". If you set this to false, then it will start
    > > >> working.
    > > >> By default it is set to On so only people with user id and password on
    > > >> the
    > > >> destination machine can access it. If you turn it off you should be
    > > >> fine.

    >


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  8. #8


    BVH Guest

    Re: Vista can't copy files from network share on XPPro

    It's not an enabling sharing issue. We're connected FROM Vista *TO* XP /
    2003 Server Share. We can see the files, the folders everything is working
    great. I can copy to the share and delete stuff.. The second I try to move
    something off the XP / 2003 Share onto the Vista share I get you don't have
    premissions errors...



    "Harry Flaxman" <HarryFlaxman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A199D42C-A786-4B7E-B694-859EBB3BB6BE@microsoft.com...
    > You've got to make sure that the folders, drives and anything else on the
    > computer you''re trying to share with are set to 'share this folder'.
    > It's a simple matter of right clicking on the folder you want to share and
    > select properties, share this folder and you should be there. Do the
    > same
    > thing on your computer if you want to share your stuff with the other
    > computer.
    >
    > Harry
    >
    > "MDaniel" wrote:
    >
    >> Yeah this one's really got me stumped too. I work on other people's PCs
    >> all day long figuring out things like this and I'm drawing zippo on this
    >> one. It seems like it would be a common problem too. You throw Vista on
    >> a spare computer, connect it to the LAN, try to grab a file off a share,
    >> and BOOM: brick wall.
    >>
    >> FWIW, I'm pretty sure I didn't do anything exotic during Vista's setup.
    >> Its pretty much defaults. I set the workgroup name and username/password
    >> to match my existing LAN, and told Vista that this is my home network.
    >>
    >> My wild guess is that is some new security "feature" somewhere that
    >> we're not finding. It reminds me a little of when you download an .exe
    >> file from the Internet with IE6 on XP-SP2 and when you try to run it, it
    >> denies access. Then you have to go into its property sheet and tell it
    >> that its OK. Its like Vista doesn't quite trust the XP/2003 machine over
    >> the network and doesn't want the user, even an admin, to bring over
    >> potentially hazardous files.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> In article <5F163897-B66E-4751-BBCC-EFFB148E7C76@microsoft.com>,
    >> bvnahoesen@gmail.com says...
    >> > I''ve got the same problem with a 2003 share... Everything is working
    >> > fine I
    >> > can copy to the share, edit files on the share but the second I try to
    >> > copy
    >> > or move off the share to vista I get the "Destination Folder Access
    >> > Denied"
    >> > "You need permission to perform this action" error.. Kinda sounds to me
    >> > like
    >> > the *Destination Folder* on the Vista machine is the one blocking the
    >> > copy
    >> > the file!
    >> >
    >> > I did find out that if I copy a file from Vista to the share and then
    >> > copy
    >> > it back everything works fine with that one file or folder...
    >> >
    >> > I'm at a total loss I've spent the last 3 nights doing nothing but
    >> > searching
    >> > the web for answers and trying everything I can think of that might
    >> > affect a
    >> > share like this. I really don't understand how more people aren't
    >> > having
    >> > this problem. My business partner is getting the same thing on his home
    >> > domain and we get it at our office as well?!
    >> >
    >> > Is anyone else having any problems copying / moving a file from a 2003
    >> > or XP
    >> > share onto the Vista machine? Did none of you backup your XP
    >> > workstation or
    >> > laptop data on a share and then want to copy it back over after you
    >> > installed Vista?
    >> >
    >> > My only guess is there is a common sharing misconfiguration with a hand
    >> > full
    >> > of people and the rest of working fine or that no one actually
    >> > transfers
    >> > files between there computers anymore..
    >> >
    >> > Benjamin VH
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "MDaniel" <mdaniel@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    >> > news:MPG.1fe91fbb84adca0c98968a@msnews.microsoft.com...
    >> > > No, the problem is not with network users accessing files on the
    >> > > Vista
    >> > > machine's shares. I'm using the same admin level accounts on all
    >> > > machines and that part works fine. The problem is with Vista
    >> > > accessing a
    >> > > share on an XP machine (which it can do) and then copying a file from
    >> > > that share to the Vista machine. Reading/writing/executing on the
    >> > > share
    >> > > work, but simply copying a file to the local (Vista) hard drive
    >> > > fails.
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > > In article <EF5BFDCE-D894-4526-B048-5078E065E1C5@microsoft.com>,
    >> > > Surya64
    >> > > @discussions.microsoft.com says...
    >> > >> in the networking and sharing center there is a setting called
    >> > >> "Password
    >> > >> protected Sharing". If you set this to false, then it will start
    >> > >> working.
    >> > >> By default it is set to On so only people with user id and password
    >> > >> on
    >> > >> the
    >> > >> destination machine can access it. If you turn it off you should be
    >> > >> fine.

    >>



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  9. #9


    BVH Guest

    Re: Vista can't copy files from network share on XPPro

    MDaniel,

    I've got some breaking news on this problem! I took my laptop to our
    office.. I unjoined it from my home domain as I would rather it not be on
    one anyway.. So I'm in a workgroup setup now everything is still bugging out
    at home with the shares.

    I connect to the office network UNC over to a share off our file server to
    test..
    Prompted for username and password and poof I'm on..
    So far the same as home.
    Now I try and copy off something from the share and you know what.. It
    worked.. Just copied right over!! I was so happy and pissed off all the same
    time!

    So with that said I've not had time to look at what's different between the
    domains yet.. I will however on Saterday and let you know what I find out..

    Benjamn VH

    "MDaniel" <mdaniel@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1fe7eb5323afc829989689@msnews.microsoft.com...
    >I have an XP Pro machine with a folder shared with full control for
    > everyone. All other machines, regardless of Windows version, have no
    > problem accessing this share with full control. I've installed Vista
    > Ultimate RTM on two machines and have had the following problem on both:
    >
    > Both Vista machines can read/write/execute files that are in that
    > network share. For example, if its a .pdf, .txt, or .doc, I can double
    > click it from the Vista machines and it opens just fine with the
    > appropriate application. If its an .exe, like the installer for Firefox,
    > it'll launch and install the program. I can also save and delete files
    > and folders on that network share from the Vista machine. So far so
    > good.
    >
    > The problem is with simply trying to copy a file from that share TO the
    > Vista machine. I get an error message titled "Destination Folder Access
    > Denied" that reads "You need permission to perform this action". It
    > doesn't matter where I copy the file to. Desktop, Public, Documents,
    > etc. Same thing. So I can open/execute it, but I can't copy it.
    >
    > This happens on both Vista machines. I have enabled the Public folder on
    > both Vistas and they can copy files to/from each other. And the XP
    > machine can copy to/from the Vistas' Public folders.
    >
    > I am an using the same administrator account on all machines. The
    > problem is the same whether I use Vista's explorer or command prompt.
    >
    > I haven't found much on Google but I did try disabling UAC, firewalls on
    > all machines, and even IE7's Protected Mode without any success.
    >



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  10. #10


    MDaniel Guest

    Re: Vista can't copy files from network share on XPPro

    Just so I understand what you did:

    The Vista machine is in workgroup mode as opposed to being a domain
    member and you're logged into it locally with credentials that don't
    exist on the domain at work. So when you tried to access a share at
    work, it prompted you for credentials, and after you entered a name and
    password, it worked?

    Here's the results of another test I did:

    My machines are all in a workgroup, not a domain. Neither has even been
    joined to a domain. I've been using the same username/password on both
    the XP and Vista machines but for this test, I logged onto Vista using a
    name and password that don't exist on the XP machine.

    Logged on the Vista with this other name/password, I entered the UNC
    name of the XP machine into the address bar and a list of its shares
    came up, but I couldn't open any of the shared folders. It didn't ask me
    for a name and password. It just said access denied until I granted the
    guest account priveleges on this share from the XP machine.

    So I went to a command prompt and issed the following:

    net use p: \\xp_machine\share_name /user:mike *

    It prompted me for mike's password (Mike is my main admin account on the
    XP machine) and it created the mapped drive. But I had the same problem
    copying files from it as I had before when I was simply logging on to
    Vista as Mike. *sigh*

    Oh, I also tried right clicking the command prompt and running it as
    Administrator. I mapped my xp share to a drive and got the same thing. I
    can only copy a file from it if it was created on the Vista machine. So
    it doesn't seem to be a permission, UAC, or Explorer issue.

    I did some more Google searching and found one hit about someone having
    the same problem on Vista x64 but no solution.

    Mike








    In article <3788B5AF-A8B3-4192-A577-58E27A202856@microsoft.com>,
    bvnahoesen@gmail.com says...
    > MDaniel,
    >
    > I've got some breaking news on this problem! I took my laptop to our
    > office.. I unjoined it from my home domain as I would rather it not be on
    > one anyway.. So I'm in a workgroup setup now everything is still bugging out
    > at home with the shares.
    >
    > I connect to the office network UNC over to a share off our file server to
    > test..
    > Prompted for username and password and poof I'm on..
    > So far the same as home.
    > Now I try and copy off something from the share and you know what.. It
    > worked.. Just copied right over!! I was so happy and pissed off all the same
    > time!
    >
    > So with that said I've not had time to look at what's different between the
    > domains yet.. I will however on Saterday and let you know what I find out..
    >
    > Benjamn VH
    >
    > "MDaniel" <mdaniel@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    > news:MPG.1fe7eb5323afc829989689@msnews.microsoft.com...
    > >I have an XP Pro machine with a folder shared with full control for
    > > everyone. All other machines, regardless of Windows version, have no
    > > problem accessing this share with full control. I've installed Vista
    > > Ultimate RTM on two machines and have had the following problem on both:
    > >
    > > Both Vista machines can read/write/execute files that are in that
    > > network share. For example, if its a .pdf, .txt, or .doc, I can double
    > > click it from the Vista machines and it opens just fine with the
    > > appropriate application. If its an .exe, like the installer for Firefox,
    > > it'll launch and install the program. I can also save and delete files
    > > and folders on that network share from the Vista machine. So far so
    > > good.
    > >
    > > The problem is with simply trying to copy a file from that share TO the
    > > Vista machine. I get an error message titled "Destination Folder Access
    > > Denied" that reads "You need permission to perform this action". It
    > > doesn't matter where I copy the file to. Desktop, Public, Documents,
    > > etc. Same thing. So I can open/execute it, but I can't copy it.
    > >
    > > This happens on both Vista machines. I have enabled the Public folder on
    > > both Vistas and they can copy files to/from each other. And the XP
    > > machine can copy to/from the Vistas' Public folders.
    > >
    > > I am an using the same administrator account on all machines. The
    > > problem is the same whether I use Vista's explorer or command prompt.
    > >
    > > I haven't found much on Google but I did try disabling UAC, firewalls on
    > > all machines, and even IE7's Protected Mode without any success.


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