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Why can't I access a share on my machine?

Last Modified: 2010-04-21
I have a computer that is in a domain that other "non domain-ed" PC's need to be able to access.  I have a folder on the domain-ed PC that is shared with everyone given full control permissions.  The domain-ed PC is a fresh install of XP Pro.  I have also created a local account on the domain-ed PC for the non domain-ed PC's to use.  This hasn't worked either.  The only firewall that is running on the domain-ed PC is the Windows Firewall.  I have also tried turning it off and again, this doesn't work.  Finally, the other domain-ed PC's can access the PC in question with no issues.  Thanks in advance.
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Network level connectivity?  Other than being able to access one another I don't have any issues with this domain-ed PC.

The error that I'm getting doesn't seem to be a credentials error, I can't even get that far.  It gives me an error as if file and print sharing aren't even enabled, they are though.

How are you trying to access the share?
Are you sure theres not another firewall running? Especially one that is Server/Client based like symantec.
Seems to be the problem in most cases.


No firewall other than Windows and as stated its turned off.  Way of accessing the share is start, run \\IP or \\PC-Name.
it sounds like it might have cached credentials that were created when there was a username / password issue.  To clear any kind of continued session you can use the net session command from the command prompt, and disconnect any assosation you have to that computer with the wrong credenctials.

Also, what happens when you try to connect \\ip do you get access denied or could not be found?


I get the same error via PC name or IP.

\\PC01 is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed.
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Not sure what the problem was but all is well now.  Thanks for the input and such.  I did nothing other than keep my fingers crossed.  :)


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