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Old May 27th 11, 04:57 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Lynn McGuire
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Why cant I access various windows xp "documents and settings"
directories over our LAN ? I have administrator rights in my
login. We are using windows simple networking (workgroup)
with no domain server.

Thanks,
Lynn
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Old May 28th 11, 07:18 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
John Wunderlich
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Lynn McGuire wrote in :

Why cant I access various windows xp "documents and settings"
directories over our LAN ? I have administrator rights in my
login. We are using windows simple networking (workgroup)
with no domain server.

Thanks,
Lynn


The problem is with Simple File Sharing. If you have XP Home or you
have XP Pro with Simple File Sharing enabled (default), then *any*
network connection to that machine will authenticate as the "Guest"
user no matter what username or password you provide. The Guest user
does not have privilege to most (all?) directories in the Documents and
Settings Folder.

HTH,
John
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Old June 2nd 11, 12:07 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Lynn McGuire
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Default cant access windows xp "documents and settings" directory overLAN

On 5/28/2011 1:18 AM, John Wunderlich wrote:
Lynn wrote in :

Why cant I access various windows xp "documents and settings"
directories over our LAN ? I have administrator rights in my
login. We are using windows simple networking (workgroup)
with no domain server.

Thanks,
Lynn


The problem is with Simple File Sharing. If you have XP Home or you
have XP Pro with Simple File Sharing enabled (default), then *any*
network connection to that machine will authenticate as the "Guest"
user no matter what username or password you provide. The Guest user
does not have privilege to most (all?) directories in the Documents and
Settings Folder.

HTH,
John


Ah, that makes sense. So I need to get rid of simple
file sharing. Easier said than done I bet.

Thanks,
Lynn

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Old June 3rd 11, 04:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
John Wunderlich
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Default cant access windows xp "documents and settings" directory over LAN

Lynn McGuire wrote in
:

On 5/28/2011 1:18 AM, John Wunderlich wrote:
Lynn wrote in
:

Why cant I access various windows xp "documents and settings"
directories over our LAN ? I have administrator rights in my
login. We are using windows simple networking (workgroup)
with no domain server.

Thanks,
Lynn


The problem is with Simple File Sharing. If you have XP Home or
you have XP Pro with Simple File Sharing enabled (default), then
*any* network connection to that machine will authenticate as the
"Guest" user no matter what username or password you provide.
The Guest user does not have privilege to most (all?) directories
in the Documents and Settings Folder.

HTH,
John


Ah, that makes sense. So I need to get rid of simple
file sharing. Easier said than done I bet.

Thanks,
Lynn



Assuming you have XP Pro, it's easy...

"How to disable simple file sharing and how to set permissions on a
shared folder in Windows XP"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307874

HTH,
JW
 




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