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    Cant Access Shares....

    I have 2 PC's connected thru am ISDN router which has a built in 4 port switch.

    I had these PC's all setup fine. All mapped drives worked and data could be transferred between each one great and I had no problems until now.


    I have changed nothing but 1 PC cannot "find" the other PC.... Examples using PC A and PC B -


    PC A -

    Can connect to all mapped drives of PC B
    Can display local shares and PC B's shares in "My Network Places"
    Can display PC A and PC B computers within "View Workgroup computers"
    Can do everything fine



    PC B -

    CANNOT connect to any mapped drives of PC A
    Can display local shares fine but NOT PC A's shares in "My Network Places"
    CANNOT display PC A and PC B computers within "View Workgroup computers"



    Both PC's are on same workgroup
    All firewalls disabled - same effects
    Both PC's on Windows XP Pro


    The funny thing is I can do a remote desktop connection from PC B to PC A and access everything fine there so I know the physical cable is fine as is the setup on both PC's



    I have tried removing all shares, changing workgroups and PC names but still nothing



    Anyone got any ideas ??


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    Can PC B ping PC A?

    If both machines are on static IP's, can you access shares via IP?

    eg. \\192.168.0.2

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    S'ok, some trumpet turned off "Client for Microsoft Networks" on this machine...... Oh yeah, that would be me then


    All working fine now


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    deff one of those "Doh " moments..

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    I've found it often helps to move terminal services down the order list in advanced network properties. Before that shares would take a while to open/find - now it's pretty much instantaneous.

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    • directhex's system
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    also, remember to check "authenticate as guest" in the "athentication" tab for a connection, can help problems frequently

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