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i used to be able to just type in \\ipaddr in IE with xp pro built-in
firewall to access my share folder from another pc.
but seems like after i formatted my system i cannot connect even if the
firewall if off?!

i even tried manually open a port TCP 445 and TCP 3389
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    Jacky wrote:
    > i used to be able to just type in \\ipaddr in IE with xp pro built-in
    > firewall to access my share folder from another pc.
    > but seems like after i formatted my system i cannot connect even if
    > the firewall if off?!
    >
    > i even tried manually open a port TCP 445 and TCP 3389

    --
    <- Shenan ->
    --
    The information is provided "as is", it is suggested you research for
    yourself before you take any advice - you are the one ultimately
    responsible for your actions/problems/solutions. Know what you are
    getting into before you jump in with both feet.
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    thanks, but i don't really understand what you are trying to get to.

    i used to be able to RDC back to my home pc with port 3389 and connect back
    to my home pc just by typing in \\ip at the IE address bar with port 445.

    now i can only RDC but my file sharing is having some problems, i can't
    connect like i used to before.

    anyone able to help?


    "Shenan Stanley" wrote:

    > Jacky wrote:
    > > i used to be able to just type in \\ipaddr in IE with xp pro built-in
    > > firewall to access my share folder from another pc.
    > > but seems like after i formatted my system i cannot connect even if
    > > the firewall if off?!
    > >
    > > i even tried manually open a port TCP 445 and TCP 3389
    >
    > --
    > <- Shenan ->
    > --
    > The information is provided "as is", it is suggested you research for
    > yourself before you take any advice - you are the one ultimately
    > responsible for your actions/problems/solutions. Know what you are
    > getting into before you jump in with both feet.
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    After formatting, did you ever reinstall file and printer sharing for
    Microsoft Networks?

    "Jacky" <Jacky@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:146040C7-7630-4AB5-902A-7F88305AE055@microsoft.com...
    > thanks, but i don't really understand what you are trying to get to.
    >
    > i used to be able to RDC back to my home pc with port 3389 and connect
    > back
    > to my home pc just by typing in \\ip at the IE address bar with port 445.
    >
    > now i can only RDC but my file sharing is having some problems, i can't
    > connect like i used to before.
    >
    > anyone able to help?
    >
    >
    > "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
    >
    >> Jacky wrote:
    >> > i used to be able to just type in \\ipaddr in IE with xp pro built-in
    >> > firewall to access my share folder from another pc.
    >> > but seems like after i formatted my system i cannot connect even if
    >> > the firewall if off?!
    >> >
    >> > i even tried manually open a port TCP 445 and TCP 3389
    >>
    >> --
    >> <- Shenan ->
    >> --
    >> The information is provided "as is", it is suggested you research for
    >> yourself before you take any advice - you are the one ultimately
    >> responsible for your actions/problems/solutions. Know what you are
    >> getting into before you jump in with both feet.
    >>
    >>
    >>
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    well i did, now i tested with 2 friends.

    1 was able to connect to my RDC and file sharing but the other could only
    connect to RDC but not for file sharing.

    is there some settings i still need to configure? or could it be my 2nd
    friend system that did not enable the file and print sharing?


    "Bill Sanderson" wrote:

    > After formatting, did you ever reinstall file and printer sharing for
    > Microsoft Networks?
    >
    > "Jacky" <Jacky@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:146040C7-7630-4AB5-902A-7F88305AE055@microsoft.com...
    > > thanks, but i don't really understand what you are trying to get to.
    > >
    > > i used to be able to RDC back to my home pc with port 3389 and connect
    > > back
    > > to my home pc just by typing in \\ip at the IE address bar with port 445.
    > >
    > > now i can only RDC but my file sharing is having some problems, i can't
    > > connect like i used to before.
    > >
    > > anyone able to help?
    > >
    > >
    > > "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Jacky wrote:
    > >> > i used to be able to just type in \\ipaddr in IE with xp pro built-in
    > >> > firewall to access my share folder from another pc.
    > >> > but seems like after i formatted my system i cannot connect even if
    > >> > the firewall if off?!
    > >> >
    > >> > i even tried manually open a port TCP 445 and TCP 3389
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> <- Shenan ->
    > >> --
    > >> The information is provided "as is", it is suggested you research for
    > >> yourself before you take any advice - you are the one ultimately
    > >> responsible for your actions/problems/solutions. Know what you are
    > >> getting into before you jump in with both feet.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    To use File and Printer sharing for Microsoft networks, both machines
    involved need to have this piece installed.

    Sounds like your machine is now configured the way you want it to be, but
    only one of the two test machines is.

    I'm having some trouble picturing from this discussion how you are using the
    feature:

    It is definitely risky behavior to open File and Printer sharing over an
    Internet connection.

    It is fine to do this via a VPN connection, and analog modem dialup
    connection, or a local network isolated from the Internet--but it is not a
    good idea to have your machines file and printer sharing ports visible on
    the Internet.

    "Jacky" <Jacky@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C8210BDC-FC2C-4053-AD22-6534377CB6BC@microsoft.com...
    > well i did, now i tested with 2 friends.
    >
    > 1 was able to connect to my RDC and file sharing but the other could only
    > connect to RDC but not for file sharing.
    >
    > is there some settings i still need to configure? or could it be my 2nd
    > friend system that did not enable the file and print sharing?
    >
    >
    > "Bill Sanderson" wrote:
    >
    >> After formatting, did you ever reinstall file and printer sharing for
    >> Microsoft Networks?
    >>
    >> "Jacky" <Jacky@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:146040C7-7630-4AB5-902A-7F88305AE055@microsoft.com...
    >> > thanks, but i don't really understand what you are trying to get to.
    >> >
    >> > i used to be able to RDC back to my home pc with port 3389 and connect
    >> > back
    >> > to my home pc just by typing in \\ip at the IE address bar with port
    >> > 445.
    >> >
    >> > now i can only RDC but my file sharing is having some problems, i can't
    >> > connect like i used to before.
    >> >
    >> > anyone able to help?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Jacky wrote:
    >> >> > i used to be able to just type in \\ipaddr in IE with xp pro
    >> >> > built-in
    >> >> > firewall to access my share folder from another pc.
    >> >> > but seems like after i formatted my system i cannot connect even if
    >> >> > the firewall if off?!
    >> >> >
    >> >> > i even tried manually open a port TCP 445 and TCP 3389
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> <- Shenan ->
    >> >> --
    >> >> The information is provided "as is", it is suggested you research for
    >> >> yourself before you take any advice - you are the one ultimately
    >> >> responsible for your actions/problems/solutions. Know what you are
    >> >> getting into before you jump in with both feet.
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    hi bill,

    thanks for replying. yes i would like to have my file and print sharing on
    the internet as i do not want to create a vpn connection. its much easier to
    just \\ipaddr instead.

    unless there are confidential files then maybe i would have to use vpn then.

    i think i will have to check my other friend system if there is file and
    print sharing enabled.

    thank you all for your time! ;p


    "Bill Sanderson" wrote:

    > To use File and Printer sharing for Microsoft networks, both machines
    > involved need to have this piece installed.
    >
    > Sounds like your machine is now configured the way you want it to be, but
    > only one of the two test machines is.
    >
    > I'm having some trouble picturing from this discussion how you are using the
    > feature:
    >
    > It is definitely risky behavior to open File and Printer sharing over an
    > Internet connection.
    >
    > It is fine to do this via a VPN connection, and analog modem dialup
    > connection, or a local network isolated from the Internet--but it is not a
    > good idea to have your machines file and printer sharing ports visible on
    > the Internet.
    >
    > "Jacky" <Jacky@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:C8210BDC-FC2C-4053-AD22-6534377CB6BC@microsoft.com...
    > > well i did, now i tested with 2 friends.
    > >
    > > 1 was able to connect to my RDC and file sharing but the other could only
    > > connect to RDC but not for file sharing.
    > >
    > > is there some settings i still need to configure? or could it be my 2nd
    > > friend system that did not enable the file and print sharing?
    > >
    > >
    > > "Bill Sanderson" wrote:
    > >
    > >> After formatting, did you ever reinstall file and printer sharing for
    > >> Microsoft Networks?
    > >>
    > >> "Jacky" <Jacky@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:146040C7-7630-4AB5-902A-7F88305AE055@microsoft.com...
    > >> > thanks, but i don't really understand what you are trying to get to.
    > >> >
    > >> > i used to be able to RDC back to my home pc with port 3389 and connect
    > >> > back
    > >> > to my home pc just by typing in \\ip at the IE address bar with port
    > >> > 445.
    > >> >
    > >> > now i can only RDC but my file sharing is having some problems, i can't
    > >> > connect like i used to before.
    > >> >
    > >> > anyone able to help?
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> Jacky wrote:
    > >> >> > i used to be able to just type in \\ipaddr in IE with xp pro
    > >> >> > built-in
    > >> >> > firewall to access my share folder from another pc.
    > >> >> > but seems like after i formatted my system i cannot connect even if
    > >> >> > the firewall if off?!
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > i even tried manually open a port TCP 445 and TCP 3389
    > >> >>
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> <- Shenan ->
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> The information is provided "as is", it is suggested you research for
    > >> >> yourself before you take any advice - you are the one ultimately
    > >> >> responsible for your actions/problems/solutions. Know what you are
    > >> >> getting into before you jump in with both feet.
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    You need to use strong passwords, have a policy which locks out a user after
    x number of wrong passwords, and set security logging to record both
    successful and unsuccessful login attempts.

    As I recall Microsoft's MBSA - Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer--can
    help with those settings:

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/mbsahome.mspx

    And, perhaps before this, you need to run the Windows firewall with just the
    minimum ports needed for file and printer sharing, and autoupdate running
    and set to automatic.

    "Jacky" <Jacky@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:BD1604B8-F55E-46C0-996D-83FE81B5C1AE@microsoft.com...
    > hi bill,
    >
    > thanks for replying. yes i would like to have my file and print sharing on
    > the internet as i do not want to create a vpn connection. its much easier
    > to
    > just \\ipaddr instead.
    >
    > unless there are confidential files then maybe i would have to use vpn
    > then.
    >
    > i think i will have to check my other friend system if there is file and
    > print sharing enabled.
    >
    > thank you all for your time! ;p
    >
    >
    > "Bill Sanderson" wrote:
    >
    >> To use File and Printer sharing for Microsoft networks, both machines
    >> involved need to have this piece installed.
    >>
    >> Sounds like your machine is now configured the way you want it to be, but
    >> only one of the two test machines is.
    >>
    >> I'm having some trouble picturing from this discussion how you are using
    >> the
    >> feature:
    >>
    >> It is definitely risky behavior to open File and Printer sharing over an
    >> Internet connection.
    >>
    >> It is fine to do this via a VPN connection, and analog modem dialup
    >> connection, or a local network isolated from the Internet--but it is not
    >> a
    >> good idea to have your machines file and printer sharing ports visible on
    >> the Internet.
    >>
    >> "Jacky" <Jacky@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:C8210BDC-FC2C-4053-AD22-6534377CB6BC@microsoft.com...
    >> > well i did, now i tested with 2 friends.
    >> >
    >> > 1 was able to connect to my RDC and file sharing but the other could
    >> > only
    >> > connect to RDC but not for file sharing.
    >> >
    >> > is there some settings i still need to configure? or could it be my 2nd
    >> > friend system that did not enable the file and print sharing?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Bill Sanderson" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> After formatting, did you ever reinstall file and printer sharing for
    >> >> Microsoft Networks?
    >> >>
    >> >> "Jacky" <Jacky@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:146040C7-7630-4AB5-902A-7F88305AE055@microsoft.com...
    >> >> > thanks, but i don't really understand what you are trying to get to.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > i used to be able to RDC back to my home pc with port 3389 and
    >> >> > connect
    >> >> > back
    >> >> > to my home pc just by typing in \\ip at the IE address bar with port
    >> >> > 445.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > now i can only RDC but my file sharing is having some problems, i
    >> >> > can't
    >> >> > connect like i used to before.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > anyone able to help?
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> Jacky wrote:
    >> >> >> > i used to be able to just type in \\ipaddr in IE with xp pro
    >> >> >> > built-in
    >> >> >> > firewall to access my share folder from another pc.
    >> >> >> > but seems like after i formatted my system i cannot connect even
    >> >> >> > if
    >> >> >> > the firewall if off?!
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > i even tried manually open a port TCP 445 and TCP 3389
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> <- Shenan ->
    >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> The information is provided "as is", it is suggested you research
    >> >> >> for
    >> >> >> yourself before you take any advice - you are the one ultimately
    >> >> >> responsible for your actions/problems/solutions. Know what you
    >> >> >> are
    >> >> >> getting into before you jump in with both feet.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
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