Windows 7 sharing issues
Posted on 2013-12-03
I'm about to slit my wrists, well almost ! I,ve been in computing for 30 years and i believe my brain has stagnated to the point that i can't seem to resolve a simple issue HELP !
I have a newly built win 7 64 bit box that one could call a central repository rather than server since it hold all this small office's documents , scanner and printer. When this was on XP there were never any file sharing issues.
A win7 tosh laptop connected via the same netgear router gets a windows security prompt for username and password the first time that he tries to access the shared folder on the "server". From then on he is fine for a while or until a reboot, when he will have to pass the credentials again.
There is an XP pro laptop as well that doesn't have any problems at all it seems.
Here is the setup and what i've tried.
All machines are in the same workgroup.
Network sharing ( work network) has been set on , so is discovery and password protected is definatley off.
Share with and share have been set correctly and re checked on the folders.
Norton internet security, access control extra had been turned off
Even changed local policy regarding net lan manager to send netlm only.
All without effect.