Access is Denied... with a twist

Posted: 02-22-2009, 05:19 PM

My XP can see my Vista in "MY Network Places". My XP can access, read
modify all files in the Vista _*PUBLIC_*_folder. But my XP computer
cannot access the *_C:_drive_* on my Vista. My XP can also access
everything on my other XP . 3 computers in all. I have set all sharing
on the vista to yes. Turned off firewalls, set netbios in norton to
ALWAYS. But nothing. Any thoughts would be helpful. Thanks...
Jack


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Access is Denied... with a twist


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Re: Access is Denied... with a twist
Posted: 02-22-2009, 06:06 PM
Office1rjm wrote:
>
> My XP can see my Vista in "MY Network Places". My XP can access, read
> modify all files in the Vista _*PUBLIC_*_folder. But my XP computer
> cannot access the *_C:_drive_* on my Vista. My XP can also access
> everything on my other XP . 3 computers in all. I have set all sharing
> on the vista to yes. Turned off firewalls, set netbios in norton to
> ALWAYS. But nothing. Any thoughts would be helpful. Thanks...
> Jack
It is never best practice to share out an entire drive. Vista has some extra
security in place. If you insist on doing this, here is the workaround from
Michael Bell (MS):

When you share out the root of a drive in Vista, the UI only allows this
through the advanced sharing option. When the advanced sharing option is
used it only sets the share permissions. The actual permissions on a file
share are a combination of Folder and Share permissions. In Vista the
everyone group doesn not have permissions so when you connect without a
password the system you can see the folders but not access them or possibly
connect to the share but fail to open it.

1. Open Computer
2. Right click on the shared drive and select properties from the context
menu
3. Select the Security Tab in the displayed properties sheet.

If you are connecting to the computer with no password then you are
connecting with the guest account. In order to access the files on the
drive, the everyone group needs to have access set here.

Malke
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