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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