When I try to connect to my LAPTOP via my PC (by typing in \\LAPTOP in Windows Explorer), I get the following error:
\\LAPTOP is not accessible. You might not have permissions to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Access is denied.
My setup is as follows:
Both using XP SP3 freshly installed
Both computers have ESET Smart Security
Both computers connected via ethernet cable
PC/LAPTOP can ping LAPTOP/PC
PC/LAPTOP can access LAPTOP/PC via Remote Desktop
I have the same common username and password set on both
'File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks' enabled on both
From LAPTOP i can access PC via typing \\PC in Windows Explorer (but not other way around)
both computers have a static IP address
both part of the same workgroup
Simple sharing is disabled on both
enabling NetBIOS over TCP/IP on both has no effect
I can see LAPTOP when I open up (from PC) My Network Places > Entire Network > Microsoft Windows Network > Workgroup. But when I click on LAPTOP I get the above Access Denied...
I should atleast see LAPTOP's default icons 'Printers and Faxes' and 'Scheduled Tasks' when I type in \\LAPTOP on my PC. Even if I create a shared folder on LAPTOP with specific permissions for the common user I have no success. Strange that I can Remote
Desktop into LAPTOP from PC, but cannot access a simple share on LAPTOP...
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