I have a network composed of 10 Windows XP PCs working as a workgroup.
- TCP/IP is set to obtain IP address automatically, with 16-port Dlink Ethernet Switch.
- When I connect a Windows 7 PC to the network, it is displayed in the workgroup, but when I tried to access it (the D:/ drive), the "access denied" error message is displayed.
What can be done?
- Right click on the D: drive and go to Sharing .
- click on Advanced Sharing and enable the share this folder box.
- Then click permissions and tick Full Gontrol Allow For Everyone.
- Apply all settings.
- Change the workgroup name with another one, it is up to you.
- On your Win 7, click on OPEN NETWORK SHARING CENTER, in the left corner click on HOMEGROUP: click on WHAT IS A NETWORK LOCATION: choose HOME NETWORK then close the dialogue box.
- After a few moments another dialogue box will show up, check all option available (picture, printer, documents.... all) and then click on SAVE.
- Go to one of your desktop running win XP, click on the drive D of the desktop running Win 7, a dialogue box will appear asking you to enter credentials before getting access to the PC.
- Those credentiel are the username and the password that are in use on your windows 7.
Thanks to chadguy
for this tip.
Published by deri58
Latest update on September 21, 2012 at 05:00 AM by deri58.