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Can't connect to the network drive: Windows 7

Discussion in 'Networking and Wireless' started by obsolete, Nov 4, 2009.

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  1. obsolete

    obsolete Notebook Evangelist

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    I just upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 HP and now can no longer connect to the network drive. That drive is on a machine running Windows 2000. I've tried changing the settings to Home Network and playing with all the settings under networking options and advanced options. I can connect to the internet without difficulty. Thanks for any help,.
     
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    surfasb Titles Shmm-itles

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    Can you see the drive?

    Or can't the drive and can't access it.

    I assume you can see the computer's IP adress but not the network $Share.
     
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    obsolete Notebook Evangelist

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    I can see the server computer that the network drive is on. The error I receive is incorrect password/user name.
     
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    surfasb Titles Shmm-itles

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    Do you have a local username on the server computer? Or was the share access through an "Everyone" account?

    Edit:

    The upgrade didn't change the network all that much. So I'm guessing it's something server side.
     
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    Everyone has a unique username and password.
     
  6. obsolete

    obsolete Notebook Evangelist

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    Yeah I'm not sure where the road block is, but I can access the drive from any of the other computers in the office running XP and Vista. It's just the 2 running 7 that aren't linking up. :(
     
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    surfasb Titles Shmm-itles

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    Hummm, windows 2000 huh?

    Try this.

    type "secpol.msc" into the run dialog

    Look under Local policy/Security options

    I think it's called LAN manager Authentication level. Set it to send LM responses.

    I'm surprised the Vista machine works.

    Edit:

    Sorry, do this from the 7 Machine.
     
  8. obsolete

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    Windows cannot find 'secpol.msc'. Hey thanks for your help by the way.
     
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    surfasb Titles Shmm-itles

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    Oh hummm, I should of asked what version of Windows you are running. Secpol.msc is part of the Admin tools with Professional/Ultimate.

    You should google LAN Manager Authentication level. That't the setting I'm thinking of.
     
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    Running Home Premium. Thanks I'll look into that.
     
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    Ignasass Notebook Guru

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    same problem on XP
     
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    open my comp down on the left click on network , ten click on the drive you want and all the folders will show on the right , not like xp it just works . as long as the you hve same work group[ nme on all comps
     
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    Nope. Didn't work.
     
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    makaveli72 Eat.My.Shorts

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    So you upgraded a machine that was running Vista to Win. 7 and now you cannot connect to a Network Drive?

    Sounds like a Security issue to me. I would say to re-do your Sharing and Security permissions on the Network Drive on the Windows 2000 machine. Remove/Delete apply settings and then Re-Add the local user account for the Windows 7 machine that you're using to try and connect, or add the everyone user account and give full permissions. Or create a duplicate user that's on on the Win. 7 machine on the Server 2000 machine and add that user to the permissions list and give the applicable permissions.
     

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    Thanks I think you're right. But I don't care right now as I'm off on vacation. Will look into it when I get back. :)
     
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    OK I'm back. Do you think this is a problem with me having Windows 7 HP and not Pro? Will upgrading to Pro solve the problem? I've tried it on another Windows 7 HP computer and same problems/symptoms. I haven't tried your fix above yet, but this was my first day back at work. Will try it next time I get a free minute.
     
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