Basic network help

Akira

New Member
OK. Seriously. This is pathetic. I've been trying to get 2 Vista machines to see each others files. It's not working. Can someone give me some basic Vista networking help? How do I get 2 Vista machine to see each others files on the C:\ of both computers? I need to get Peachtree Accounting to read/ write on both computers. Any help would be great.
 

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Brian the King

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Akira

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ok, done. Made it so that everyone could see the C:\. I also went into the permissions and added 'Everyone' to the permissions group policy. I did this on both computers. I'm still not able to access the C:\. It's either asking me for a username and password, or it tells me 'Access Denied'. Anything else I need to do? BTW I also went into Network Access and Sharing Center and here's the sequence from top to bottom: Network Discovery: ON; File Sharing: ON; Public Folder Sharing: OFF; Printer Sharing: ON; Password Protected Sharing: OFF; Media Sharing: ON. No Firewall and no Active Antivirus blocking network connection. Anything else I need to do?
 

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Brian the King

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Trying changing the Public Folder Sharing option to the least restricted setting, see if that helps at all.
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP tx2000z
    CPU
    AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-68 Gold Edition
    Motherboard
    Quanta 305E/nVidia nForce 430
    Memory
    4096MB DDR2 PC2-5300 @ 5-5-5-15
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce Go 6150 64MB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio/Altec Lansing
    Hard Drives
    250GB 5400RPM SATA
    PSU
    8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
    Case
    HP Echo tx2000z

Joan Archer

Cross Stitch Queen
Vista Guru
Are you allowing access through the firewalls on the machines ?
 

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ltwally

System 'ministrator
Vista Pro
It should be noted that there are 2 areas that Windows looks at for security settings for file shares. Both are accessible when you right-click -> Properties on the shared folder. The first is the "Sharing", and the second is the "Security". It will use the most restrictive security from both areas.

So, you'll need to grant EVERYONE full permission to both.
(Note: this is not a secure way of doing things - especially if you're using wireless.)
 

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pimp

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What about the 'guest' user, is this user enabled or disabled?
 

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    ASUS NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 DVI HDCP HDTV out PC
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    Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATA II 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM
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    Antec 650W Neopower Modular PSU - Blue LED 12CM Fan
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    Antec 900 Nine Hundred - Gaming Case with 200mm Top Fan - No
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    3MB

ltwally

System 'ministrator
Vista Pro
The 'guest' user is an actual user account (also a user group).

'Everyone' means EVERYONE - including people who have no account on that local system or domain. If you give FULL ACCESS to EVERYONE and strip out any restrictions that would inhibit EVERYONE, then you should be good-to-go.

Try it with a test folder. C:\TEST or something similar. Remove any existing security permissions on it. Then set the security permissions to EVERYONE FULL ALLOW, and then share it with share permissions EVERYONE ALLOW FULL CONTROL.
 

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ltwally

System 'ministrator
Vista Pro
Auditing is access-tracking/logging. And, no, you don't need to enable that for proper sharing. Just set the only sharing & security rights to EVERYONE FULL ACCESS, and that will at least remove any question about it being a permissions issue.
 

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Akira

New Member
So I tried to take ownership of the folder I need access to, but it gives me a "Access Denied" flag. I'm going to try and create another user account on the computer I'm trying to access using the login from the computer I'm accessing it from. Maybe the certs will match up and give me permissions when I try to get into the "Program Files" folder? I've been beating my head against the keyboard trying to figure this out. Do I need to try and access it from the local computer holding the files via a new profile?

Steps I have in my head:
1. Create profile on workstation 'Accounting' holding the files I need to access, under profile "BOB". Login to 'Accounting' under profile "BOB"?
2. Try and access needed files on 'Accounting' from "Bob's" laptop using username and password from Accounting workstation, profile "BOB"?
3. Take ownership of needed files on 'Accounting' and setup permissions for use from laptop?

I JUST FOUND OUT I ONLY HAVE 1 MORE DAY TO FIGURE THIS OUT!!!!! Then the laptop is gone for 2 weeks without access. Someone help please!!!
 

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