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#1 donjon

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 06:20 AM

hi guys. im new here. im just desperate for any help. im having some probs with my small home network. i used to share all files in every computer before and i never had any problem accessing all files in every PC. i setup my workgroup using XPs (all PCs OS are XP Pro) network setup wizard. everything was working fine til we had a DSL inet connection in which i installed another LAN card on one PC w/c is the ICS host computer. now, i cannot access the files on any computer. the error either says "Access Denied", or "The specified server cannot perform the requested operation", or "A specified authentication package is unknown". i am pretty sure i didnt change any of the settings on any computer.[U] hope i get some helpful info from you guys. tanx

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 08:45 AM

Are all computers Win XP Pro SP2?

If so, they will all have a networking wizard which should help you set up your new network.

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 07:49 PM

nope. they're all SP1

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 08:51 PM

Well, they need to be SP2!

Microsoft - Steps to take before SP 2 installation

These are the steps you are advised to take before installing SP2:

1. Back up all your data.

2. Check out the Web site of your hardware manufacturers to see if SP2-related software updates are available for download.

3. Purge your system of all spyware and adware you may have accumulated.

From Microsoft:
Programs that are known to experience a loss of functionality when they run on a Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/default....wsxpsp2

Some programs seem to stop working after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842242/

I would suggest running AdAware and Spybot Search and Destroy BEFORE you install SP2.
Download, install, update and run
*AdAware SE: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

*Spybot S&D:
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

Also download, install, update and run the Microsoft Anti-Spy beta:
Microsoft Antispyware Beta: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx

Do you have a dialup or a broadband connection?
Microsoft offers a free CD to install SP 2 and if you are on a dialup it is highly recommended.

In fact, even using broadband, it is a large file and you may get better results and an easier install using the CD.

Order it here (free):
http://www.microsoft.com/windows....lt.mspx


If you encounter difficulties or have questions, call 888-SP2-HELP for assistance.

Microsoft Security Product Support Policy

Microsoft Policy
Technical support is available from Microsoft Product Support
Services at 1-866-PC SAFETY (1-866-727-2338).

There is no charge for support calls associated with security updates.

International customers can get support from their local Microsoft subsidiaries. Phone numbers for international support can be found at: http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx


Those refusing to install SP 2 on their Windows XP systems are acting irresponsibly – like drunk drivers, weaving and speeding through heavy traffic on bald tires in the rain. They are allowing their computers to increase everyone else’s risk of exposure to viruses, Trojans and other malware by operating systems on the Internet lacking essential Critical security updates. It is simply irresponsible behavior.

If everyone used adequate security measures, continually updated operating systems, regularly updated AV and anti-malware programs, there wouldn’t be any more virus pandemic and malware would not be running rampant all over the internet as it is now. SP2 is primarily involved with increased security and is critical to have installed!

According to Microsoft, SP 2 is a Critical (meaning absolutely necessary) Update that addresses security issues. Without the Critical Updates provided by SP 2 your computer lacks much of its ability to prevent the vicious and criminal miscreants who produce malware from turning your computer into a zombie, controlled by them to spread their malicious code. By not installing SP 2 you are risking loosing your ability to access future updates from Microsoft as well.

The vast majority of original problems experienced by some users upon installing SP 2 were the result of third party code that did not comply with Microsoft requirements (and/or malware on the computer on which SP2 was being installed)– not flaws in XP or SP 2. Most of the manufacturers of peripheral devices and applications have issued updates for their products, making them compliant with the Microsoft code requirements and therefore are no longer in conflict providing their updates are loaded. Most users of recent equipment had no problems with SP 2, just those using older equipment or programs.

Microsoft is offering a free CD for the installation of SP2.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows....lt.mspx

Those using it experience far fewer problems than those who download it. Act responsibly - order it and use it!

Microsoft is also offering free support should you experience any problems after installing SP 2. Technical support is available from Microsoft Product Support
Services at 1-866-PC SAFETY (1-866-727-2338).
There is no charge for support calls associated with security updates.

The following will enable you to determine if you are likely to have problems installing SP2:

Knowledgebase: Programs that are known to experience a loss of functionality when they run on a Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...ct=windowsxpsp2

Knowledgebase: Some programs seem to stop working after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842242/

Be a responsible internet user and install SP2 in your computer as soon as possible.




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