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Having problems access 'shared documents' on peer-to-peer environment

CURRENT SETUP:
- 3 Dell computers all running Windows XP Home Edition
- COM 1 - Shared Printers Attached
- COM 2 - Source of 'Shared Documents'
- COM 3 - Required reinstall of XP
- All connected through router

ISSUE:
Originally the issue was that the Administrator accounts on COM 1 and COM 3 "did not have permission" to view that shared documents on COM 2.

After the reinstall of XP on COM 3, neither the Administrator or User can now access the shared documents on COM 2, same "do not have permission" error occurs. COM 2 and COM 3 can print from COM 1 with no problems.

All firewalls have been disabled.
Computer Browser service is 'started' on COM 1. Will not start on COM 2 or 3!

(in a peer-to-peer setup, should the NETBIOS be enabled over TCP/IP?)
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BTW:  if the Browser Service will not start, do you find any Error Codes / Event IDs in the Event Viewer?
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Thanks for the advice, much appreciated. Working through these slowly.

In terms of the Computer Browser, I have checked the event logs and i get the following:

EventID 8021, 8032 and 8033
Those IDs refer to Master Browser issues, but you should still be able to browse the network and connect to shares....

Let us know what you discover..

FE  

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Clock..  just so we are all on the same page..  when a profile is created, it is given a Unique Name ID, known as a Security Identifier, which is what allows security access to data..  This is why you cannot just change a name and expect to be able to access data..

More here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_Identifier

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Quick Update:

- PC are all in the same WorkGroup
- File and Sharing was enabled
- Simple File Sharing has was not on

When the IP and Subnet Mask figures were entered in manually all PC's lost access to the internet, so put it back on to automatically detect settings and they are now all back online. Not sure why that happened.

Going to look into the administrtor accounts, am I right in thinking that I should just create new identicle accounts, giving them all the same username and passwords and Full Access and then removing the current Admin accounts?