Windows XP Sharing Issues

Posted on 2004-11-11
Last Modified: 2010-04-10
Hello all,
 I have Windows XP Home SP 2, when I open up My Network Places all I get is a "My web Sites on MSN" icon. I then Click the view workgroup computers and get the error "Workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to......." I'm sure you all know the rest. I have tried many things to fix this problem, but to no avail. I can see the computer from my other computers on my network, but get an error when I try to access it.

Thanks in advance,
Question by:Big_Boy
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    Accepted Solution

    network neighborhood not functioning is not indicitive of
    networking functionality, merely, it it  one piece of a complete picture.

    Network neighborhood is a browser, kinda like i.e, but for computers.

    In the same sense that if internet explorer isnt working does neccesarily correlate to your internet connection being lost. It just means that i.e is not functioning

    the master browser is probably behind a firewall or is out of action for a little while.  which is why you can see computers sometimes and sometimes you cannot.

    to  connect to other computers use this method


    network neighborhood never really functions all that well unless you have a server and wins

    Expert Comment

    have a look at the following KB from Microsoft:

    it talks about making sure that your netbios over tcpip is enabled... and making sure your Computer Browser service is running.

    hope this provides a little help...

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