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.
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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