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I have a laptop and desktop computer both running WinXP and they both run through a Belkin Router to access the Net, now i have them setup for file and printer sharing using the NetBEUI protocal. I can view and access the laptop from my desktop computer, but when i try to access the desktop computer laptop it says access denied please make sure you have permissions. I have tried a whole range of things, disabling ICF, giving local user access in the computer management, disabling guest accounts and even editing the local user policy but nothing works. Any help would be apprecicated Thanks!
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by:cwkhang
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try to ping ur desktop from laptop and see got reply or not
start>run>cmd>ping *youriphere*

i know this is quite funny, but do you actually share anything on your desktop?
this is because i do get the same popup msg when one of the pc is not sharing anything

gd luck!
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by:Bing CISM / CISSP
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> I have a laptop and desktop computer both running WinXP and they both run through a Belkin Router to access the Net

how do the laptop and desktop connect with each other, on the SAME network/subnet? what kinds of protocols do they have? TCPIP and what?

> now i have them setup for file and printer sharing using the NetBEUI protocal.

i am not sure why you use NETBEUI procotol, and how do you make sure it is for ONLY file and printer sharing? you know, NETBEUI is not a routable procotol, so if your desktop and laptop are on different subnets which need to reach each other through the router, then NETBEUI is no use at all at here.

> I have tried a whole range of things, disabling ICF,

NETBEUI has no relation to ICF, ICF is based on and work for ONLY TCPIP protocol.

> disabling guest accounts and even editing the local user policy

commonly, if you have different accounts on different windows NT/2K/XP/2K3 computers, and want to access files or printers shared on others, you need to enable GUEST account.

hope it helps,
bbao
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by:cassa007
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ok, i managed to get it working by fidling around in the computer management, but when i first log on to the computer it asks me for a username and password (which is set in local users and groups), is there a way so that it doesnt ask for a password and just goes straight on?
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by:cassa007
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i mean when i first log on and go to my network places and try to access the desktop it asks me for the password
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by:timbattey
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If your desktop has a password it will always ask you for it when accessing your desktop from your laptop.

The only way to get round it i know of is to disable your passord on your desktop
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by:timbattey
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Thats a bit confusing sorry i'll clear it up:

If your desktop computer has a password it will always ask you for it when accessing your desktop computer from your laptop.

The only way to get round it i know of is to disable your passord on your desktop computer
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snerkel earned 500 total points
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On the computer you which to access add a user account with the same login name and password as the PC you are using to connect.
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by:Huseyin1
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make sure this is checked........goto.....my computewr/tools/folder options/view/scroll right down to the bottom and tick use simple file sharing.

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by:rtptucks
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you need to have guest account enabled
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by:zmorvik
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Enable AutoAdminLogon

Please see:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=315231
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by:crazijoe
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Is there a reson you are using NETBEUI?
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by:cassa007
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Thanks guys! I will try all your responses when i get home from work. And im using NetBEUI because its the only way i can successfully get file/printer sharing working through my router
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by:Bing CISM / CISSP
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prefer to PAQ the question because the experts had given the related approaches.
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