Access this computer from the network



SK
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
Hello everybody,

I have a 2 computers in my home network. Both with winxp. One is
working fine, but the other one is making my hair go gray. The problem
is that I cannot access this computer from the other computer - a
message appears saying that I do not have right for local logon to
this computer. I however can ping computer. A friend of mine said that
I have to look at the setting Access this computer fro the network. I
did and it was empty. I inserted users and I could logon to this
computer from the other computer.

However - a few minutes later the entered data in Access this computer
from the network disappeared.

I browsed the net for the answers to this problem. One of the
solutions stated that the Norton Antivirus is causing this problem by
adding Guest account to the Deny access to this computer from the
network. I removed NAV 2005. No help.

I checked computer for viruses, trojans and spyware with ad aware,
spybot and microsoft antivirus. No help.

Why is the setting from Access this computer from the network still
disappearing?

Any help? Please?

SK

Jonybrv
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
I experienced similar problems when establishing a home network between two
XP computers. Yes, you are right that Guest account accidently gets disabled.
If you have disabled Windows XP' firewall software already, you can enable
guest account for network access using Windows 2003 Resource kit utility. ( I
got this info from a similar forum )

This applies for XP home edition only:

1. Download and install the Windows 2003 Server Resource Kit Tools
from

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&displaylang=en .

2. Click Start | All Programs | Windows Resource Kit Tools | Command
Shell.
3. Type these lines at the command prompt. The second and third
commands are case-sensitive, so type them exactly as shown. Note the
"+r" in the second one and the "-r" in the third one:

net user guest /active:yes
ntrights +r SeNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
ntrights -r SeDenyNetworkLogonRight -u Guest

If you are running XP Pro, check this steps to see if it helps:

1. Click Start | Run, type "secpol.msc" in the box, and click OK.
2. Click Local Policies.
3. Click User Rights Assignment.
4. Click "Access this computer from the network" and make sure that
the Everyone group is included.
5. Click "Deny access to this computer from the network" and make sure
that the Everyone group is NOT included.

Hope it helps.
--
Jonybrv


"SK" wrote:

> Hello everybody,
>
> I have a 2 computers in my home network. Both with winxp. One is
> working fine, but the other one is making my hair go gray. The problem
> is that I cannot access this computer from the other computer - a
> message appears saying that I do not have right for local logon to
> this computer. I however can ping computer. A friend of mine said that
> I have to look at the setting Access this computer fro the network. I
> did and it was empty. I inserted users and I could logon to this
> computer from the other computer.
>
> However - a few minutes later the entered data in Access this computer
> from the network disappeared.
>
> I browsed the net for the answers to this problem. One of the
> solutions stated that the Norton Antivirus is causing this problem by
> adding Guest account to the Deny access to this computer from the
> network. I removed NAV 2005. No help.
>
> I checked computer for viruses, trojans and spyware with ad aware,
> spybot and microsoft antivirus. No help.
>
> Why is the setting from Access this computer from the network still
> disappearing?
>
> Any help? Please?
>
> SK
>


Access this computer from the network