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aurgathor

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Re: accessing shared Win7 folders from XP

 
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said by dave:

How does it fail?

Two of the most typical failures are shown above.


And any PC owner can set up a user named 'aurgathor'.

Since I have a wired network behind a separate PC acting as a firewall/router (Freesco) that either requires physical access to my network, or a beyond average hacking skill.

In any case, it turned to be an 'administrator' error, but there's as good excuse why I went on to a wild goose chase.

I didn't enable firewall on Precision490, but unbeknownst to me, Symantec Endpoint Protection enabled it, but only partially. It did *not* block Homegroup, so I could access \Downloads from GX755 just fine, but not from other PCs.

I just turned off Firewall altogether in SEP, and it works fine now. Eventually I need to find the right setting to allow an exception and turn the Firewall back on, but that's just a minor implementation detail.

Thanks for all who replied.
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dave
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said by aurgathor:

Since I have a wired network behind a separate PC acting as a firewall/router (Freesco) that either requires physical access to my network, or a beyond average hacking skill.

Sure, but that's not the way it works, and a good thing too, since it would mean that any firewall failure would result in total access to all computers.

Basically, any standalone computer trusts only those usernames that it defines. If you add the computer to a domain, then it will also trust those usernames that the domain controller defines.