Sunday, May 29, 2011 3:17 AM
I recently made a clean install of Vista Home Premium on my laptop. It is connected to my Private Network comprising of my Win7x64 Pro desktop and an old backup computer running Win XP. I also have a virtual XP machine on the Win7 desktop.
I am the administrator on all machines.
I have set all drives as shared drives on all machines, eg. Laptop D; Laptop C etc.
All machines are in the same Workgroup.
I have given all permissions everywhere I could find to Everyone, owner, co-owner etc. etc. I have read and done everything suggested in "File and printer sharing in Windows Vista".
I am using MS Security Essentials and Windows Firewall on all machines.
All machines show up under Network in explorer.
No passwords are used anywhere.
1. When I am on the Vista laptop I get "Access denied" to folders like C:\users\chris\documents\my videos, and many more. WHY? I am the administrator and should have access to every file and folder. What setting(s) need to be changed so I can gain complete access to all folders and files on my laptop?
2. From my Win7 desktop, I have mapped Laptop D as a network drive and it shows up in the Explorer. However when I try to access it I under the network\chris-pc\Laptop D, I get "Windows cannot access \\Chris-pc\Laptop D" You do not have permission to access \\chris-pc\Laptop D. Contact your network administrator to request access", i.e. contact 'myself'. How to I gain access to the root directory of drive D on my laptop? Same for my Laptop C drive.
3. I can map as a network drive and access, the folder Chris and other folders on my Laptop D drive but I cannot access the root D. Why?
4. Is there any settings that can be changed in the registry or in policies that will stop all this "Access denied" nonsense on the Vista laptop?
Thank you for any tips and suggestions!!
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:36 PM
1. For peer-to-peer networking to work, all logins need to have passwords, connection is not possible with a blank password.
2. Any machine that is acting as a server must have knowledge of the credentials of the incoming client connection.
Those are the 2 golden rules of peer-peer networking.
Practically speaking, if you wanted to use "Peter" as a user, he would have to be configured as a user on all the machines, with the same password, if you want seamless networking. Or "Administrator" for that matter.
The fact that you are an administror on your local machine does not make you administrator on the machine you're trying to connect to. It has it's own administrator, and the passwords must match for that machine to authenticate you.
Thursday, June 02, 2011 11:09 PM
Thank you, Bigteddy.
That solved the problems enumerated in questions 2 and 3.
However, it did not help with the problem in question 1 (or 4). Do you have any ideas for those problems?
On my Vista laptop I tried to save an image from the web and navigated to a temp folder on D drive. But it would not allow me to save it there and put it in Pictures. But I cannot access My Pictures as Access Denied. Also, I could not find the image with a Vista Advanced Search so I tried to search from my Win7 desktop. The image was found here: appdata\local\microsoft\windows\temporary internet files\virtualized\c\users\chris\pictures.
But I cannot get to there on my Vista laptop!! Solutions??
Friday, June 03, 2011 7:05 AM
You actually posed two seperate problems in question. (Can you please mark my answer as helpful? - it gives me Technet Forum points)
Regarding your laptop, this behaviour is obviously wrong. It seems the ACE's are all messed up. I suggest, check "Computer Management", "Users and Groups", and make sure the "true" Administrator is enabled and has a password.
To do this, you can type "compmgmt.msc" in the Search Bar (and press Enter). Expand Local Users and Groups, and check as described.
Then log on as this Administrator, and from the root directory, give "yourself" full Control over all files and folders from there down. This may take some time to complete.
- Marked As Answer by Star4514 Saturday, June 04, 2011 12:46 AM
Saturday, June 04, 2011 1:05 AM
Thanks again, Bigteddy!
There is no "Users and Groups" in the Computer Management console... However, I checked permissions for all users and all had full control. I created a new account and it has has access to all folders and no 'access denied'. It gives a different set of folders under c:\users\chris than the old one that was set up when I did the Vista install, i.e. All users, Default, and Default user are no longer there but that is ok, I think. Anyway all seems to be working now and I can now save files to a location I choose. As you said, the ACE's were probably messed up.
Saturday, June 04, 2011 10:27 AMI'm glad to hear your problems are sorted out! All the best.
- Proposed As Answer by Sewag Saturday, March 24, 2012 9:02 AM
Friday, January 27, 2012 7:42 AMfrom my windows 7 desktop, i have mapped desktop d as a network drive and it show up in the explorer . however when i try to access it i under the network\tareddy-pc\desktop d, i get "windows cannot access \\tareddy-pc\desktop d" you do have permission to access \\tareddy-pc\desktop d. contact your network administrator to request access.
Saturday, March 24, 2012 9:02 AMfrom my windows 7 desktop, i have mapped desktop d as a network drive and it show up in the explorer . however when i try to access it i under the network\tareddy-pc\desktop d, i get "windows cannot access\\PWDNOHAR-pc\d " you do have permission to access\\PWDNOHAR-pc\d. contact your network administrator to request access.
Saturday, March 24, 2012 9:53 AMI suggest you start a new topic, because this one has been closed for many months.
Grant Ward, a.k.a. Bigteddy