Sign-in / Sign-up
Your question

Network problem, can't see shares

Tags:
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
Anonymous
April 6, 2005 1:15:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

I have a network problem. There are 3 computers on my network ,all members
of the workgroup 304wj. I will call them "G" for Gil, "P" for Pacia, and "B"
for Blue. Although things change a bit sometimes, possibly due to boot
order, this is what I see:

If all three are on:
G sees everybody, the workgroup and all shared folders and printers.
P sees B, and it's shares, and sees G in the workgroup, but not it's shares.
B sees P, and it's shares, and sees G in the workgroup, but not it's shares.

If I turn P off, and reboot B, it can't see the workgroup.
If G is off P and B can see the workgroup and each others shares.

I usually get the following message when I can't see something.

":( Computer or Workgroup name) is not accessible. You might not have
permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this
server to find out if you have access permissions."

I have tried unsharing all resources, and unchecking File and printer
sharing, rebooting all, and resetting all the shares, to no effect.
I have tried different nic cards.
I have tried "repairing" the network and run the network setup wizard on all
computers.

Any help out there?

More about : network problem shares

Anonymous
April 6, 2005 5:07:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

"Gil" wrote:

> I have a network problem. There are 3 computers on my network ,all members
> of the workgroup 304wj. I will call them "G" for Gil, "P" for Pacia, and "B"
> for Blue. Although things change a bit sometimes, possibly due to boot
> order, this is what I see:
>
> If all three are on:
> G sees everybody, the workgroup and all shared folders and printers.
> P sees B, and it's shares, and sees G in the workgroup, but not it's shares.
> B sees P, and it's shares, and sees G in the workgroup, but not it's shares.
>
> If I turn P off, and reboot B, it can't see the workgroup.
> If G is off P and B can see the workgroup and each others shares.
>
> I usually get the following message when I can't see something.
>
> ":( Computer or Workgroup name) is not accessible. You might not have
> permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this
> server to find out if you have access permissions."
>
> I have tried unsharing all resources, and unchecking File and printer
> sharing, rebooting all, and resetting all the shares, to no effect.
> I have tried different nic cards.
> I have tried "repairing" the network and run the network setup wizard on all
> computers.
>
> Any help out there?


I found the problem, enabling "simple file sharing" on the computer that
others were having trouble seeing. In Explorer/tools/folder options/last
item in list. Windows XP Pro.