WinXP Home file & printer sharing
Posted on 2004-04-22
I am having problems sharing resources on a Win XP home PC. I seem to have everything setup the way I should according to numerous online articles, but nobody can access the resources on this PC.
The PC is on a peer to peer network.
It is sharing a printer and a folder. When I am logged onto that computer I can click Start > Run and type in \\126.96.36.199 which is the IP address of the computer and a window pops up showing the shared resources.
When I do this from any other PC on the network I get the following error:
"\\188.8.131.52 is not accessible. You might not have permissions to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
Access is denied."
I thought permissions were not an issue in XP Home, only in XP Pro. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Microsoft File and Printer sharing on the machine and that does not help. I have the same problems connecting to it from all machines, Win XP Home, Win XP Pro, Win 98