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Problems with Windows xp Pro workgroup

Posted on 2004-03-28
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First of all, sorry for my English, lol.


I have this huge problem with a workgroup, here’s a small background story.

A friend of mine ask me to check the configuration of a workgroup that was configured on his Office( a non profitable organization  for  youth, specialized in several things and if I solve the problem LAN parties).


Here is a pic of how is the workgroup distributed http://bene_alves.tripod.com/pc.jpg. If they tried to log from one pc linked to the right switch  they used to get the message:” \\xxx is not accessible. you may not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permission.”, but the pc linked on the left switch(the one with a pc with ISC) could log normally to any pc link to same switch.


After, some search I king solve the problem:
•      Create user and pass for the pc on the right switch
•      Turned On NetBIOS over TCP/IP
•      Add for folders for sharing.
•      And check if the computer service was active.´

It kind solve the problem, Now the pc linked to the right swicht can log the the pcs on the left switch and vice versa and they all have Internet connection. But if I try to log  from  one of the  pcs  on the  right switch to other on same switch I still get the message: :” \\xxx is not accessible. you may not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permission.” .  And if I try to ping I don’t get any reply.

And sometimes something weird happens, I’m able to log sometimes for a 1 minute or  so but then I lose connection.
Does anyone how why I only get connection for 1 min or so?and how to fix the problem?

I hope you understand what I wanted to ask.

PS:

OS in all Pcs: WinXP
No firewall active
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XP's firewall causes a lor of trouble sometimes...

Disable all firewalls for testing.  This includes Zone Alarm, Norton Internet Security, etc.
    XP's ICF...
    From Control Panel, open Network Connections.
    Right-click Local Area Network from Control Panel's Network Connections and choose Properties
    Click the Advanced tab and deselect (remove the checkbox from) "Protect my computer..."
    Click OK and close out of Network Connections & Control Panel

Let Everyone's permissions apply to anonymous users as well:
     Click Start
     Click Run
     In the Open box type SECPOL.MSC /S <ENTER>
     Navigate to Local Policies/Security Options.
     Double click "Network Access:Let Everyone permissions apply to anonymous users"
     Click Enabled and click OK


Failing the above...

Reset TCP/IP:
 Start->Run->CMD <enter>
 at the prompt, type:

 netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt <enter>

Winsockfix:
 Download and run the following:
 http://members.shaw.ca/techcd/VB_Projects/WinsockFix.zip
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WHS_informatica - just curious, if the above worked for you, why a "B" grade?
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It didn't solve the problem but I accept cuz is always good to know those details maybe someday it will help me. We're going to Use linux as a server becouse of that problem.

I'm really out of options.
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