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.