unable to access Windows 7 shares in a workgroup from mixed mode enviroment
Posted on 2011-03-07
I have a client with a mixed mode workgroup containing Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 stations. The 'server' is a Windows 2000 Professional workstation. I was asked to replace the 2000 Professional workstation 'server' with a new Windows 7 Pro 64bit workstation. I created all the users on the local Windows 7 Pro 64bit station and created the shares adding 'Everyone' with Read/Write permissions.
When I try to access the shares on the 'new server' from a WIndows 7 station, I enter the workgroupname\username and password but am only getting a request to enter the credentials again. Some of the Windows XP stations work as expected except for one. Vista does not work and Windows 7 does not.
However, if I enter the username I entered when I setup the Windows 7 Pro 64bit workstation - LBA I get in everytime (same password '2', but I can't enter any other username on the stations I am having the issue with. I have checked the usernames on the stations and the 'servers' and they are correct. Everyone has a password of '2' no quotes.