Discussion in 'Networks' started by Mr.Cheeks, Nov 23, 2006.
im embrassed to ask, why is this happening?, so im asking why is this happening?
Whooo your using bit torrant websites, what are you downloading? I have been told you can get Casino Royale from these sites, but you have to down load some files first before you can use these sites.
Did you download the PAD file before signing up with the site?
actually, its a share on my other machine. i cant access it and was wondering why i was getting that message for?
btw: casino royale IMO wasn't as good as i expected it to be... o gadgets, and very few babes, and no car scenes...
Could be a number reasons why your firewall is blocking it:-
maybe your home page is setup to go to this site or you have a piggy back stored on that machine, in otherwords as soon as you start surfing it opens up the home page on that website?
Have you checked the history files? check the settings on your browser?
UCM - i think you have misunderstood what i mean. lets forget the p2p business.
\\microtronic\torrents = \\myothercomputer\folder
the folder called torrents is shared. when i try to open that share on another computer within my workgroup, i recieve the above error message.
both computers are running XP Pro SP2 and have had a clean install in the last two days.
and again, lets forget about p2p, and the web.
Ahh right I see now, what your trying to say
Have you change the setting on the other computer to shared, is there a icon = hand on the HD, to show the other computer has shared rights,
are you logged on as administrator or power user?
Right click folder and have a look at the properties make sure it's not read only
If you stop the share on the PC\Server and then recreate the share that might help. Also when you are prompted for authentication use an account that doesnt have a blank password.
Same username and passwords required on each PC as well as making sure they are in the sme workgroup??
Some things to consider...
Are you using simple file sharing or *full* NTFS permissions?
Have you run the network setup wizard on both machines?
Can you access other shares on both computers, either way around?
Is the Firewall enabled on the machine you are trying to access?
UCM - the folder is shared, under permissions, the group for ALL has read, write, view access allowed
Sparky - tried that and same message
AJ - hmmm, interesting point, but both comps have the same username, but neither has a password
boycey - i first had simply file sharing enable, and then disabled it and same error.
have not run the same wizard on the machines, cuz this is what i always do... and cant see why this is not working this time round
firewall (SP2) disabled.
this is the only machine where i cant access shares
i know its gonna be something stupid, cuz i've done this loads of times before! i guess its true, as soon as you learn something new, something old squeezes out!
Have you tried creating a password for both accounts and re-trying? I couldn't Remote desktop into a machine I was looking at for someone because they never had a password set.
As Boyce said blank passwords can cause problems as the default security policy does not allow this. Create a password and try again.
Also try \\microtronic\c$ and see what happens
cheers for that, but one question though.... why would that cause a problem for? i've never had a password and its never effected me before?
Because the fact that you want to *access* another machine requires some form of authentication.
Sounds to me like you have got simple file sharing turned on, this is the default setting if XP is in a Workgroup. If it is joined to a domain, then simple file sharing is turned off.
If it is on, only the *Shared Documents* folder is shared and any child folders you add will also have the same permissions. If this is the case, you need to move your torrents folder to be a sub-folder of Shared Documents.
If it is joined to your domain, then you will need a username 'and' password, as that combination is the mechanism for authentication.
Personally I would recommend that you get in the habit of configuring usernames and passwords. It is the most basic first step in securing your computers and network. Without passwords configured, your boxes are wide open if someone circumvented your firewall.
Does the computer "myothercomputer" have a user account identical to the user account that you're using on "computer 2" to try to access \\myothercomputer\folder ? Does the user account on "myothercomputer" have NTFS and Sharing permissions to \folder ?
That pic show that the Administrators GROUP has permissions for that folder, but what users are in that group? Are those users that same on both machines and have the exact same password?
Separate names with a comma.