How can I grant access to a shared folder in Windows XP SP3 PRO?

I have several PC's in a peer to peer network.
Simple folder sharing is switched off on all PC's.
One PC (PCa) has a folder that is shared for access to specific users.
Accounts for all of the specific users are setup on PCa with correct passwords
The sharing is set:
Sharing tab>Permissions is set to Everyone and Allow has 3 ticks
Security tab> Each user is listed with Full Control ticked
Three PC's can view the shared folder no problem, two cannot
I've switched off firewalls to no avail
Any ideas please?
spar-kleOperations DirectorAsked:
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JeewsCommented:
What is the user limit you have specified??
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Sector5Commented:
Also under your sharing tab permissions rather a the group where these users are added to, for instance "Domain users" or alternatively add each user you want to have access to the specified folder under the permissions with full control.

Remove the everyone group as well - just a suggestion.
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johnb6767Commented:
"two cannot"

Can these  machines ping PCa?

Are you sure that users havent changed thier passwords, making them no longer match?
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johnb6767Commented:
Sorry, got sidetracked....

"Can these  machines ping PCa?"

Of course they can as they can view the folder.....
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spar-kleOperations DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your replies, sorry for the delay in my response, I had to attend a meeting.
User limit is set to maximum.
Each user has been added to have access under the security tab.
Yes it will ping...
If Everyone is added to the security access then there is no problem, as soon as I start to limit access then everyone can access then the same two PC's cannot access
Des
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johnb6767Commented:
Open teh Share to Full Access, and control via Security Tab.....
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spar-kleOperations DirectorAuthor Commented:
Hi. I assume you mean add "Everyone" to the access list on the security tab. The two pc's are able to view the folder then, however I want to limit access to a few specific users
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johnb6767Commented:
Yes. Everyone to the SHARING tab. Then add the groups you want to access, and remove the users/groups you dont.....

And even in a workgroup, use groups... Much easier....
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spar-kleOperations DirectorAuthor Commented:
I already had everyone in sharing tab. I listed users in security tab. Two users still cannot access.
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johnb6767Commented:
Look in the Security Logs, for any failures, if Auditing is enabled....

Can any other users from these 2 clients reach the share ok?
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spar-kleOperations DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for continued support.
I setup a new user on a PC that did not have access to this folder, using the problem account name and password.
Access is allowed to the folder from this PC.
Therefore I conclude that the problem is not with the shared folder, but rather with the PC that is trying to access.
I have checked users under Manage, password and user names are correct, any other ideas please?
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johnb6767Commented:
start>run>cmd

netsh firewall reset
netsh int ip reset reset.log

Then reboot, and make sure the firewall is disabled.....

Then retry....

Do this on both the one hosting the share, and the problem PC....

*running out of ideas......
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spar-kleOperations DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the suggestion, but still the same problem unfortunately.

I've done a bit more investigating, the two PC's in question originally had a different user name.
The user name was changed rather than a new one created when the personnel left the company so as to keep the files, folder structure and settings of the former employee.
I'm wondering if there is a registry value that needs to change, perhaps a key contains the original user name and this is causing a security conflict..
Des
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johnb6767Commented:
You know what, now that you mention that...... I have seen this before a LONG time ago....Course I cant remember what I did to remedy it...   :-(

It might be easier at this point, for a backup of the user profile, delete the acocunt, and recreate with the proper name......
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spar-kleOperations DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks John, I think you're right.
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spar-kleOperations DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help, really appreciated
Des
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