XP home cannot access XP pro's shared folders
Posted on 2003-02-27
I'm working on a small office network with two laptops in their own workgroup. One laptop has XP home, the other has XP pro. They can see each other fine, and see the shared folders, however, the XP home gets "access denied" errors when trying to access the shared folders on the XP pro. The XP pro gets full access to the XP home without problems.
I need both machines to have full access to each other's shared folders.
I was able to get the home to access the pro only by setting permissions for "everyone" in the pro's shared folders.
The current setup is:
+xp firewalls disabled
+simple file sharing disabled
+duplicate users on each PC match the other PC (XPhome user "asst" has no password, so XPpro has an additional user named "asst" without a password, and vice versa)
+these users were added to the sharing & security lists under "properties" for the shared folders, and are both set for full access
thanks in advance