Accessing a computer on a LAN

Posted on 2011-10-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I am an experienced network enginner - (used to domains) but have set up a workgroup and cannot get one of the machines to share its files. I can ping the machine and it shows up on a search, but I cannot access the shared folder I have created. It does not have a firewall, has printer and file sharing enabled, I have set the permissions and security settings to everyone - but it sayts Unable to access this network resource.

What Am I doing wrong?

Question by:jontyplatt
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    In most cases, what one is "doing wrong" is having a lack of patience......  no kidding.

    You might try rebooting the machine(s) in the mix.

    I've seen this happen enough times (I usually work on peer-to-peer networks) just to have the issue disappear all by itself.  Thus the comment about patience and rebooting.

    Does the errant machine show up in My Network Places?  If not, the same recommendations apply.
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    by:Fred Marshall
    Can you access it with:

    Start / Run


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    it recognised the \\ipaddress but wont let me connect - thanks for your comments, it is being used in a classroom and I dont have easy access tot eh machines.  thanks anyway

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