Network probs

Hi, :bow:
I have very simple Workgroup here in my home where I have two computers (Computer1 and Computer2) joined to this group. I can see both computers from “View workgroup computers” and I have shared some resources (one folder from both computers) to the workgroup.

I can explore Computer2 shared folder from Computer1 but not vice versa. When I try to access Computer1 (doubleclick Computer1 from “View workgroup computer”) I get an error which sais:

“\Computer1 is not accessible. You might not have permissions to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
Logon failure: user account restrictions. Possible reasons are blank passwords not allowed, logon hour restrictions, or a policy restriction has been enforced”

Well, I don’t know what is actually wrong here…?

  • I have shared these folders same way from both computers.
    I don’t know why, but somehow sharing forms doesn’t look same in these computers. When sharing folder (right click folder and clicking Sharing and security…) in Computer1 there is five different tabs (General, Sharing, Security, Web Sharing, Customize) in form when in Computer2 there is only three tabs (General, Sharing, Customize). Hmmm… if I remember right I installed IIS to the Computer1 some time ago… maybe this is the reason?
  • Both computers have Windows XP Professional (SP2) installed.

I haven’t played with Windows networks a lot, so I could use some help here! I suppose this isn’t very difficult one but I’m getting quite frustrated here…

Did you turn off simple file sharing? I had a similar problem. I couldn’t access my desktop from my laptop until I did that.

hello, no its turned on i think !
new to this please help

In Windows Explorer, hit Tools>Folder Options. On the View Tab near the bottom there is a check box for Simple File Sharing. Clear it. After that you should be able to use (Drive Letter)$ or make a new share. Good Luck.

i have tryed that and its still the same :frowning: