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Windows xp cannot connect to Windows7 pro share

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Small WorkGroup network.   (no domain)
Mostly Win7 pro x64 pc's connecting to a Win7 pro x64bit acting as a server.
all windows 7 pc's connect just fine.
there are 2 xp pro sp3 pc's that are denied access
get "server is not accessible"
\\server\c$   same thing.
UNC is off,  No Software Firewalls.
"change Advanced Sharing Settings" on the server is setup correctly.
can ping server IP  
xp pc's used be connected to a domain server but was properly dis-joined and those
profiles were deleted.

so basically,  win7 is refusing xp only
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by:mcj2006
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Are the Xp machines in the same workgroup as the window 7 "server" ?
Does it work if you try \\server ipaddress\c$ ?
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by:helpfinder
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are XP machenes able to ping "server" by hostname or only by IP?
what if you try to access "server" share via \\IP\c$?
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by:Rufus-R
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yes ,  workstations/server are all on the default  "Workgroup" network
and i can ping the server from xp by it name or ip
so DNS is ok.

as stated above.   \\server\c$  is refused as well..  

strangest thing ..  
rather i do UNC or IP   \\192.168.2.22  \\server   the connection is refused immediately
oh.. and the shares are setup with "everyone" full access
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by:tailoreddigital
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Be sure "File Sharing Connections" is set to 40- or 56- bit (on the Win7 system).    XP can't handle 128,
XP Sharing
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by:Rufus-R
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Yep..  read about that on MS page.   ill go double check but encryption should be at
40/56 bit
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John Hurst earned 500 total points
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Set up the XP users as users on the Windows 7 machine. Make sure "Use passwords" is selected in the Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center, Advanced Sharing Options. This should disable Homegroup, but make sure Homegroup is disabled (XP cannot use Homegroup).

Try, as a test, sharing the entire Windows 7 drive to the users set up in the first step.

Check http://support.microsoft.com/kb/239869 for NTLM compatibility and perhaps set the applicable registry key to 1 in the Windows 7 machine.

Make sure all machines are Pro and none are Home.

On the XP machines, make sure Simple File Sharing is disabled.

What error do you get with NET USE Z:  \IPofWindows7\Folder ?

This all works - I do it myself.

.... Thinkpads_User
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by:Rufus-R
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>>Make sure "Use passwords" is >>selected in the Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center, Advanced Sharing Options. This >>should disable Homegroup, but make sure Homegroup is disabled (XP cannot use >>Homegroup).

this did the trick..  Awesome !!!  
thanks allot
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@Rufus-R - Thanks for the update and I was very happy to help.

.... Thinkpads_User
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