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Hello,

I have a small network.  Two pc's(one is xp home, one is xp pro) and a linksys router to a dsl connection.  Internet works on both  The xp pro computer can see any folder on the xp home, however the home edition can not access anything on the pro edition.  I have unchecked simple file sharing and created an account for the home user.  Access is full.  Error reads access denied.  I am familiar with xp pro administration, but i don't know squat about the xp home.  Can someone shed some light.

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lmbass
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darrenakin earned 125 total points
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Does either system have a firewall, such as Norton Internet Security or McAfee? If so you will need to add the IP Range for your network and also go into the General settings and enable file sharing. Please let me know if this is not the case. Also you may want to go into the IP settings and enable Netbios over Tcp/IP.
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by:Jeff Perkins
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make sure the windows firewall is not enabled....
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by:imacgouf
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Hi,

How to configure file sharing in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040

Note:
Remote users cannot authenticate by using an account that has a blank password.
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by:Sandeepraj
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First of all enable the Guest account in xp home which was disabled by default, then checkout for Netbios over Tcp/ip selection in XP prof systems if it was enabled do the same for XP home. Firewall should be disabled from both side. If it has been used remotely than
 enable the option of "Limit Local Account use of Blank Password" under  :-

gpedit.msc>computer configuration>windows setting>security settings>local policies>security option> Limit Local Account use of Blank Password

Regards
Sandeep raj
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by:lmbass
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darrenakin,
I added single IP address to a McAfee firewall and bam.................

Thanks
lmbass
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