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can't access folder on SBS 2003 server from win7 pc (that I can access from xp pc)

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Hi,

We recently added a win7 pc to our creaking LAN, consisting of a SBS 2003 server with several xp pc's in its domain.

There is a folder on the server that I have write permission for from the xp box but not from the win7 box.

In both cases I am logged in as myself, i.e. the selfsame domain account.

What is going on?


many thanks!!!
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Have you joined this network? on windows 7
what do you see in the network sharing center?
Is this windows 7 in the same workgroup name? and networking is setup?
In windows 7 the shared folder from the SBS should appear in the windows 7 Network
have you tried the troubleshoot in windows 7?
Settings permissions may not be enough try sharing the folder
and reboot all

windows-7-network-sharing-center.jpg
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by:Davis McCarn
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He already said he was logging in to the domain using the same username!

zorba111:
I smell a TCP/IP v6 incompatability.  Go to the network properties and uncheck TCP/IP v6 then reboot.  If that doesn't get it, what exact error do you get and/or are there any events in the System log?
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@Merete:
Have you joined this network? on windows 7
> YES, I THINK I RAN THE WIZARD TO JOIN THE DOMAIN A FEW WEEKS BACK
what do you see in the network sharing center?
> SEE ATTACHED
Is this windows 7 in the same workgroup name? and networking is setup?
> I THINK I ADDED IT TO THE SAME DOMAIN... SURELY NETWORKING IS ALREADY SET UP?
In windows 7 the shared folder from the SBS should appear in the windows 7 Network
> IT DOES
have you tried the troubleshoot in windows 7?
> NO, HOW DO I DO THIS?
Settings permissions may not be enough try sharing the folder
and reboot all  PIC> I HAVE ALREADY SHARED THE FOLDER FROM THE SERVER
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@DavisMcCarn:
He already said he was logging in to the domain using the same username!
> TO MY KNOWLEDGE, YES
zorba111:
I smell a TCP/IP v6 incompatability.  Go to the network properties and uncheck TCP/IP v6 then reboot.  If that doesn't get it, what exact error do you get and/or are there any events in the System log?
> I UNCHECKED TCP/IP V6 AND REBOOTED, NO DIFF
I FOUND EVENTS IN THE LOG, WILL PUBLISH SHORTLY :-)
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by:zorba111
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@DavisMcCarn

Actually there are no entries in the PC's System Log. Should I perhaps be looking at the event log on the Server?

this is the error message (see below)


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There was nothing in the event logs on the server.

Idea:
On the PC's control panel there is a page about "Homegroups".
I assume this is a new Windows7 concept. I didn't come across this before on XP.

Is this issue to do with (or lack of) homegroups?
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Ok, got it !

I was thinking about homegroups, when i realised there is another share on the server that hasn't given us any problems from win7.

I confirmed that we could create folders and files on this other share.

Thus it was a case of checking the SHARE  permissions of both shares.
The new share had only READ permission, whereas the old had FULL CONTROL, CHANGE and READ.
So I made the new one like the old, and now we can create files/folders in the new share

:-)
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by:zorba111
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Other answers got me thinking but the solution came from my own investigations. Nonetheless, thanks folks ;-)
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Thankyou very much glad to have helped you a little then
Best Wishes
Merete
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