If all standard file and printer sharing troubleshooting does not resolve the issue, the problem may be with user rights assignments (permissions) on one or more computers. Computer services and repairs in Rockville, Gaithersburg and surrounding areas.
Windows XP Professional:
- Click Start – Run and type “secpol.msc” <enter>.
- Click Local Policies.
- Click User Rights Assignment.
- Click “Access this computer from the network” and make sure that the Everyone group is included.
- Click “Deny access to this computer from the network” and make sure that the Everyone group is NOT included.
- Click Start – Run and type “net user guest /active:yes” <enter>.
Windows XP Home Edition:
Note: The “secpol.msc” program isn’t available in Windows XP Home Edition.
- Download and install the Windows 2003 Server Resource Kit Tools from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=4544
- Click Start – All Programs – Windows Resource Kit Tools – Command Shell.
- Copy/paste the lines below into a Notepad session. Then select File – Save As and enter the filename fix_lan.cmd.
net user guest /active:yes
ntrights +r SeNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
ntrights -r SeDenyNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
Last Step (XP Pro and Home):
- Click Start – Run and type “regedit” <enter>.
- Navigate to this Value:
- If this key is set to 1, change it to 0 (zero).
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