Access Denied
I am so frustrated, I have a compaq desktop that i have just upgraded to windows vista home premium and a toshiba laptop running windows vista home premium. I have turned on network discovery on both machines. I can see both my desktop and laptop under network connections. when i try to go into the file system it says access denied. I cannot access the printer either. error not connected to the network but i know it is. Please help
October 25th, 2008 6:08pm

Hello Debbie, In Network and Sharing Center in Control Panel, what are your options set to?Password protected sharing is turned on by default in Windows Vista. If its turned on, you'll need to assign a user account a password if it does not in order to work properly over the network. If you have afirewall program such Norton, ZoneAlarm, or Windows Live OneCare, you'll need to make sure it is properly configured for the local area network. If you haven't already, please review this TechNet. -- Eric Cross Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience)
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October 25th, 2008 9:26pm

I have password protected sharing turned off, i have the same username on both machines, i have tryed to connect to shared printer with firewall turned off still does not work. I am at my wits end. I am using a belkin wireless router and cable modem. When i try to set up a wireless home letwork instead of just sharing the printer it doesn't recognize the router. When i go in under networkfrom my laptop i can see my router, desktop and laptop. Any suggestions
October 30th, 2008 3:37am

Hi Debbie, Maybe the Windows Vista laptop has blocked anonymous accesses. On Windows Vista laptop please launch "Regedit" in Start Search box, navigate to the following branch. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\LSA Making "RestrictAnonymous" and ,"Restrict anonymous sam" values as 0. Then restart. If the issue persists, turn off the anti-virus and firewall programs on both computers, and then check the issue.
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October 30th, 2008 12:52pm

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