Yeah at the last few lans ive been to people have been unable to access my shares. They recieve the message "you do not have access priviliges" or something along those lines". I have set it to simple sharing and have no security or firewall stuff running except spyware search & destroy. Please help.
Pentium 4 2.8 @ 3.2 + ASUS P4P800 + 512mb DDR400 Ram at 230mhz + XpertVision 6600GT 560mhz core and 1.11ghz ram = 8500 on 3DMark 2003.
Great for home users.. haha. I just had an employee call me up and was asking why he wasn't able to pull files off his other Hard drive with XP installed on it.. had some stuff he was doing for his wife and had it protected for only his account.. Had to disable simple file sharing to get in..
Probably info on his mistress. /shrug
July 19, 2005 5:33:00 PM
1st good Reason to use simple file sharing...if you have a mistress :wink:
Make sure the guest account is on and is added to your shares share permissions and security tab (when simple file sharing is off). Then you will be guaranteed that everyone can see it and no one will have to enter any sort of login info.
After organizing (or at least being an orgnaizer on) several LAN parties, I've found that it's not a good idea to use Windows file sharing in the first place. Sure, it works fine if everybody knows how to configure it (surprisingly few do) AND all of the users are running Windows. Today however, you often have at least some visitors who are running something else (Linux, MacOs or even Solaris). One could ask everyone to run their own FTP server, but that would just create a great big mess. This is my tip to all party organizers: Use DirectConnect. It only needs a non-dedicated server (or you can even run it in the backround if you're hosting a small gathering), the clients are very easy to configure and your visitors will even have a working chat and a fast search feature, way faster than Windows's ever