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Hello:  suggestions sought re making successful config of a w2KAS server which will allow continuing access to a w7pro tower (shared folder) from a w8pro laptop.   Assumptions to this ongoing prob. follow:
-main assumption (which may be wrong, but for here-now, let's guess it's right) is that the lack of connection is on the server;
-given that, what are ALL the permissions (on the server) I need to allow to make the w7 client's shared folders (there is 1) consistently accessible by this w8?  Locations of where all the permissions are to be found, as well as their names (& what cmds, check boxes, need input) also appreciated.  

Other important (?) bkgnd:  
-the router is the (usual/multi-purpose) ATT - Uverse 2-wire gateway model 3800 wired/wireless.  
-all the PCs can see the shared folders on the server.  

(Yes.  It has occured to me, that the non-solution workaround would have been to put the w7pro shared data folder on the server.  Please, do not suggest that.  I am seeking a solution that keeps the w7 shared folder on the w7 PC.  I am assuming the w2K server can deal with all the newer WinOS flavors well enough to allow sharing folders found on different clients, but if I am wrong, please do tell me that.  )

I suspect this is a complicated permissions (and more?) problem that may entail a number of posts/replies.  To keep things simple, I am posting only one possible route to work on, each time.   So this post is to seek your knowledgeable help on getting permissions (only) right on the server (only), or verifying that I had everything set right.  Thank you.
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1. Create a user on win 7 and give all permission of the content in the shared folder;

2. Get to know the computer name of win 7 by right click Computer --> Properties

2. You can access the shared folder from win 8 by:

(a) open windows explorer;
(b) type \\win7pc\shared folder\
     whereas, say win7pc is the computer name of your win 7 pc;
(c) you will be printed for user name and password to access the shared folder, just use the credential you have created in Step 1 above.
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