Windows 2000 cannot access a Windows XP Pro shared drive

Posted on 2006-06-01
Last Modified: 2013-12-23
I cannot access a shared drive on a Windows XP Pro machine from a Windows 2000 Pro machine via Peer-to-Peer.  Both machines belong to "WorkGroup" and can see each other.  When I click the Windows XP machine on the Windows 2000 box I am prompted for a username and password.  I put in the username and password I created on the Windows XP box (that belongs to the administrator group) and it won't take.  After 3 attempts, it tells me the referenced account is locked out.  I check the Windows XP machine and sure enough, the account is locked.  I know I am using the correct username and password, so why is it locking the account?  Any ideas?
Question by:ushiker

    Author Comment

    BTW - I've turned off simple file sharing and have made sure all the appropriate rights are assigned.  I can't even access the root shared \\XXXXXXX\c$ with the account.
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    by:Bing CISM / CISSP
    XP Pro supports NTFS based permissions as well as share level permissions. both of them needs to authenticate users accessing the resouces. please make sure the two kinds of permissons are well assigned. you may try to enable GUEST account if necessary.


    How to configure file sharing in Windows XP

    How to Share and Set Permissions for Folders and Files Using Windows XP

    hope it helps,

    Author Comment

    I've granted both share level and NTFS permissions to Everyone.  In NTFS, Everyone has Full control over the shared folder.  I know it is communicating, because the user account gets locked out on the Windows XP machine  after two attempts to access it from the Windows 2000 machine.  The W2K machine as to be communicating with the XP box, otherwise the account wouldn't get locked out.  I KNOW I am entering the correct password.  Very strange....
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    Accepted Solution

    umm... it sounds strange. well, we have determined that XP's authentication worked, because the password inputted and the relevant account locked out.

    i reckon that one possibility might make the strange symptom happen: you probably assigned FULL rights to different kinds of user accouints at NTFS and SHARE levels. that means, one user can be allowed at the 1st level but not the 2nd level, though the correct password are inputted. does it make sense? hehe. :)

    again, is the GUEST account enabled on XP box?

    hope it helps,

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