Posted 31 October 2011 - 11:08 AM
I have 6 computers here at the office, 5 of which are on XP Pro SP3 and the my main computer running Win 7 Pro SP1. Well 3 of the 5 XP machines can access a shared folder on the 7 machine. The other XP machines can see the 7 computer on the network but can not access the shared folder.
I did the ipconfig/all and the node type shown on ALL machines is unknown. Printed out all the ipconfig/all screens and compared them side by side. All are identical with the normal expections of IP address, mac addresses etc.
When I try to access the folder with the name method ( \\mainoffice\shared files) I get right in on the machines that were already working but on one of the others i get taken to the "connect to mainoffice" box asking for a user name and password. The other machine does nothing unless I remove the "\shared filles" portion. \\Mainoffice alone gets me to the same username/password box. The 7 machine is set up to share everyone.
Have been battling this for a couple weeks now and have run out of ideas. Can some one please give me some suggestions.
This isn't supposed to be this hard I don't think