Win 7 Simple Networking - Can't Access All Content
Posted on 2012-03-29
I am trying to help a friend troubleshoot a networking problem. Unfortunately we're on opposite sides of an ocean so I can't physically access his machines, but here are the details.
- All PCs on a LAN, are running Win7HP, except one, which he calls the "server", that runs Win7Pro.
- The PCs access each other through through simple home networking, i.e. there is no actual network server administering user accounts and network permissions.
- When accessing "server" through "My Network" (or whatever it's called in Win7), Explorer exposes the entire contents of the system drive (as expected).
- When accessing "server" from "laptop6", however, only the "shared" content is exposed, even though he is providing the remote machine's administrator credentials.
- The reverse is also true, i.e. if you access "laptop6" from "server" using the administrator credentials for "laptop6", "server" can only see the shared content.
WHAT I'VE CHECKED
- Each PC has a unique name on the network.
- Each PC has a unique username that is used for that PC.
- Each username has a password (not blank).
- Each username is an "administrator" on its host PC.
It smells like a networking configuration problem on laptop6, but networking is hardly my strong suit. Any ideas on what this might be?