You do not have the appropriate access rights for this server????

I recently purchased a new laptop and added it to my home network.  Everything worked fine for a week and a half.  Yesterday I found out I could no longer access the new laptop from the desktop.  When I click on "View Workgroup Computers" it shows up as "newlaptop" but when I try to access it I get the following message;

\\newlaptop is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of the server to find out if you have access permissions.  Access is denied.

  If I right click on the newlaptop icon and then click on "properties", I get the following message;

You do not have the appropriate access rights for this server.  For more information, contact your network adminstrator.

I can still access the desktop from the newlaptop.  Both machines are running WinXP SP2.  My network runs through a Linksys Wireless Access Point(802.11b) with a 4 port switch.  The desktop is hard wired and the laptop is wireless.  I installed Password Agent on the laptop 2 days ago.  As far as I can tell, none of the settings on any of the network configuration windows have changed.  Any ideas?

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Pro or home?
first and foremost, make sure any/all firewalls are configured correctly (including the built in one on XP)
now if Pro
Run local security policy editor from control panel admin tools and set the local policy, Network Access: Let everyone permissions apply to anonymous users, to enabled and make sure guest account is enabled

on the XP machine

Start | Programs | Administrative Tools | Local Security Policy

Security Settings

Sharing Mode- Change this to "Classic Mode - Local users Authenticate as Themselves" (as opposed to "Guest only" the default model)

this fix will be applied after a restart


Use the classic mode only if you have added the other(machines) username and password to the newlaptop (they must match, both username and password)
jondoughAuthor Commented:
XP home. Start | Programs |  does not contain  Administrative Tools | Local Security Policy.   Turning the firewalls on or off does not affect on the results. It looks like the microsoft link only deals with XP Pro.
OK, home that makes a difference. I posted if Pro
did you enable file and printer sharing? did you share something?
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jondoughAuthor Commented:
Until 2 days ago I could share in both directions; laptop to desktop, desktop to laptop.  Full sharing is enabled on both machines for drive c: and I can still open and gain full access to all files on the desktop from the laptop.  I can ping the laptop from the desktop but I cannot open or gain access to anything on the laptop from the desktop.  This situation is true whether or not the firewall on each is enabled or disabled.  It's also true whether or not I've enabled WEP on the router and the wireless adapter.
>>Until 2 days ago I could share in both directions
what changed? any new software? updates?
you can always do a system restore to go back (if it doesn't work you can come back forward to today)

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