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cannot access workgroup pc's shered folder

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I have five computers with Windows Xp installed. these PCs are connected to each other in a workgroup. I am using 192.1.1.X series of IP Addresses. When I try to connect to shared folder of other workgroup computer  by typing \\192.1.1.X\c$ i get a box with disabled user option. there is only guest user which i cannot change. so please if someone can help me , tell me how to access shared folder (\\192.X.X.X\c$ or \\192.X.X.X\d$) of another computer as Administrator or any other user. for more detail please see attached picture.
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by:ajwuk
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Try specifying the user you want to connect with from the command line, type:

net use \\192.1.1.44\ipc$ /user:Administrator

This will prompt you for the specified user's password and should allow you remote connectivity to shares.
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by:burmzorz
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this kind of baffles me however if I were you I would ensure that Simple File Transfer is turned off. Also I would turn off ICS/Windows Firewall. See if either of these help you
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by:Taqvi11
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ajwuk,
I have tried it but failed. when i use \\192.1.1.44\ipc$ then command completed successfully, but when i tried to do what i really need \\192.1.1.44\c$, it was asking for password. when i put password it was failed as u can see in attached picture.please help me.
 
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by:Taqvi11
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burmzorz,
I have tried it. it does not work.
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by:burmzorz
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do the machines both have a common administrator?
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by:burmzorz
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try doing run: \\192.1.1.44\c$ /administrator:password
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by:Taqvi11
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burmzorz,
no both computer don't have same administrative password.
and also i have tried \\192.1.1.44\c$ /administrator:password but failed.

it's not only my problem. u can try it on ur pc. I am sure u will face same problem.
please try to find solution for me.
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by:burmzorz
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go through your security logs and maybe your system logs and see if there is an error when you try to connect, if so post it
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by:ajwuk
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The administrator passwords aren't blank by any chance?
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I think you'll need to disable the local policy "Force Network Logons using Local Accounts to Authenticate as Guest"

Start > Run > Secpol.msc

Local Policies - Security Options

"Network access: Sharing and security for local accounts"

Also disable simple file sharing if it is enabled.
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by:burmzorz
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ajwuk you rox
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by:ajwuk
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Did it work??
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by:Taqvi11
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It works. Thank you very much for help. i have answered late because I was on vocation. So Again thank very much.
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