Network/Security issue with $ shares

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?RGV2aQ==?=, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. This is being cross-posted to both the Windows 2000 Professional group, and
    the Windows XP Professional group, as it pertains to both Operating Systems.

    I am on a wired/wireless home network, using a Linksys WRT54GS router. The
    network consists only of my main computer, the PC (wired) and my laptop
    (wireless). The PC is currently using Windows 2000 Pro, SP4. The laptop is
    currently using Windows XP Pro, SP2.

    Currently, the network is semi-functional, in that I can view them both
    under "My Network Places" -> "Entire Network" -> "Microsoft Windows Network"
    -> "WORKGROUP" and I can see any shared folders/files/etc. Both computers are
    accessible through their individual \\computername addresses, and also
    display all shared folders/files/etc there.

    Here is where it gets a bit tricky. I apologize if this rambles on a bit,
    but I feel the need to explain as many details as possible, as well as steps
    taken.

    The laptop is able to access all files on the PC using the default
    \\pcname\c$ share. The PC is unable to reciprocate, and cannot access the
    \\laptopname\c$ share.

    Both computers are being logged in to with a username with full
    administrative rights. I have double, and triple checked the username and
    password for the laptop, and even set up a username and password that is the
    same as the admin account on the PC. I have tried logging in solely with the
    username/password, with laptopname\username, laptopname/username,
    \\laptopname\username, \\laptopname/username, //laptopname/username, and
    //laptopname\username. Anything that might possibly work. I have rebooted
    between tries, I have tried them all in one go. All of them are denied
    access, and I can see the username listed in the administrators group on both
    the PC and the laptop, so it cannot be a permissions issue, or rather, it
    shouldn't be. The Windows Firewall is disabled, I have no other firewalls
    running when I try. My router's firewall is disabled when I try.

    The error message received when trying to access: "The Credentials Supplied
    Conflict with an Existing Set of Credentials"

    Does anyone have any suggestions? This is driving me mad, I feel like I have
    checked everything, but I am sure I have overlooked some obvious step. Please
    help.

    Thanks,
    Devi
    =?Utf-8?B?RGV2aQ==?=, Dec 7, 2005
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?RGV2aQ==?=

    Malke Guest

    Devi wrote:

    > This is being cross-posted to both the Windows 2000 Professional
    > group, and the Windows XP Professional group, as it pertains to both
    > Operating Systems.
    >
    > I am on a wired/wireless home network, using a Linksys WRT54GS router.
    > The network consists only of my main computer, the PC (wired) and my
    > laptop (wireless). The PC is currently using Windows 2000 Pro, SP4.
    > The laptop is currently using Windows XP Pro, SP2.
    >
    > Currently, the network is semi-functional, in that I can view them
    > both under "My Network Places" -> "Entire Network" -> "Microsoft
    > Windows Network" -> "WORKGROUP" and I can see any shared
    > folders/files/etc. Both computers are accessible through their
    > individual \\computername addresses, and also display all shared
    > folders/files/etc there.
    >
    > Here is where it gets a bit tricky. I apologize if this rambles on a
    > bit, but I feel the need to explain as many details as possible, as
    > well as steps taken.
    >
    > The laptop is able to access all files on the PC using the default
    > \\pcname\c$ share. The PC is unable to reciprocate, and cannot access
    > the \\laptopname\c$ share.
    >
    > Both computers are being logged in to with a username with full
    > administrative rights. I have double, and triple checked the username
    > and password for the laptop, and even set up a username and password
    > that is the same as the admin account on the PC. I have tried logging
    > in solely with the username/password, with laptopname\username,
    > laptopname/username, \\laptopname\username, \\laptopname/username,
    > //laptopname/username, and //laptopname\username. Anything that might
    > possibly work. I have rebooted between tries, I have tried them all in
    > one go. All of them are denied access, and I can see the username
    > listed in the administrators group on both the PC and the laptop, so
    > it cannot be a permissions issue, or rather, it shouldn't be. The
    > Windows Firewall is disabled, I have no other firewalls running when I
    > try. My router's firewall is disabled when I try.
    >
    > The error message received when trying to access: "The Credentials
    > Supplied Conflict with an Existing Set of Credentials"
    >


    Are any of the user names the same as any of the computer names? If so,
    change the computer name to something else. For instance, don't have a
    user account called "Devi" and a computer named "Devi".

    Malke
    --
    Elephant Boy Computers
    www.elephantboycomputers.com
    "Don't Panic!"
    MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
    Malke, Dec 7, 2005
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  3. No, the computer names and the user names are all completely different.

    "Malke" wrote:

    > Devi wrote:
    >
    > > This is being cross-posted to both the Windows 2000 Professional
    > > group, and the Windows XP Professional group, as it pertains to both
    > > Operating Systems.
    > >
    > > I am on a wired/wireless home network, using a Linksys WRT54GS router.
    > > The network consists only of my main computer, the PC (wired) and my
    > > laptop (wireless). The PC is currently using Windows 2000 Pro, SP4.
    > > The laptop is currently using Windows XP Pro, SP2.
    > >
    > > Currently, the network is semi-functional, in that I can view them
    > > both under "My Network Places" -> "Entire Network" -> "Microsoft
    > > Windows Network" -> "WORKGROUP" and I can see any shared
    > > folders/files/etc. Both computers are accessible through their
    > > individual \\computername addresses, and also display all shared
    > > folders/files/etc there.
    > >
    > > Here is where it gets a bit tricky. I apologize if this rambles on a
    > > bit, but I feel the need to explain as many details as possible, as
    > > well as steps taken.
    > >
    > > The laptop is able to access all files on the PC using the default
    > > \\pcname\c$ share. The PC is unable to reciprocate, and cannot access
    > > the \\laptopname\c$ share.
    > >
    > > Both computers are being logged in to with a username with full
    > > administrative rights. I have double, and triple checked the username
    > > and password for the laptop, and even set up a username and password
    > > that is the same as the admin account on the PC. I have tried logging
    > > in solely with the username/password, with laptopname\username,
    > > laptopname/username, \\laptopname\username, \\laptopname/username,
    > > //laptopname/username, and //laptopname\username. Anything that might
    > > possibly work. I have rebooted between tries, I have tried them all in
    > > one go. All of them are denied access, and I can see the username
    > > listed in the administrators group on both the PC and the laptop, so
    > > it cannot be a permissions issue, or rather, it shouldn't be. The
    > > Windows Firewall is disabled, I have no other firewalls running when I
    > > try. My router's firewall is disabled when I try.
    > >
    > > The error message received when trying to access: "The Credentials
    > > Supplied Conflict with an Existing Set of Credentials"
    > >

    >
    > Are any of the user names the same as any of the computer names? If so,
    > change the computer name to something else. For instance, don't have a
    > user account called "Devi" and a computer named "Devi".
    >
    > Malke
    > --
    > Elephant Boy Computers
    > www.elephantboycomputers.com
    > "Don't Panic!"
    > MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?RGV2aQ==?=, Dec 7, 2005
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  4. =?Utf-8?B?RGV2aQ==?=

    Malke Guest

    Devi wrote:

    > No, the computer names and the user names are all completely
    > different.
    >
    >> Devi wrote:

    (snippage)
    >> >
    >> > I am on a wired/wireless home network, using a Linksys WRT54GS
    >> > router. The network consists only of my main computer, the PC
    >> > (wired) and my laptop (wireless). The PC is currently using Windows
    >> > 2000 Pro, SP4. The laptop is currently using Windows XP Pro, SP2.
    >> >
    >> > Currently, the network is semi-functional, in that I can view them
    >> > both under "My Network Places" -> "Entire Network" -> "Microsoft
    >> > Windows Network" -> "WORKGROUP" and I can see any shared
    >> > folders/files/etc. Both computers are accessible through their
    >> > individual \\computername addresses, and also display all shared
    >> > folders/files/etc there.

    (snip)
    >> > The laptop is able to access all files on the PC using the default
    >> > \\pcname\c$ share. The PC is unable to reciprocate, and cannot
    >> > access the \\laptopname\c$ share.
    >> >
    >> > Both computers are being logged in to with a username with full
    >> > administrative rights. I have double, and triple checked the
    >> > username and password for the laptop, and even set up a username
    >> > and password that is the same as the admin account on the PC. I
    >> > have tried logging in solely with the username/password, with
    >> > laptopname\username, laptopname/username, \\laptopname\username,
    >> > \\laptopname/username, //laptopname/username, and
    >> > //laptopname\username. Anything that might possibly work. I have
    >> > rebooted between tries, I have tried them all in one go. All of
    >> > them are denied access, and I can see the username listed in the
    >> > administrators group on both the PC and the laptop, so it cannot be
    >> > a permissions issue, or rather, it shouldn't be. The Windows
    >> > Firewall is disabled, I have no other firewalls running when I try.
    >> > My router's firewall is disabled when I try.
    >> >
    >> > The error message received when trying to access: "The Credentials
    >> > Supplied Conflict with an Existing Set of Credentials"
    >> >

    >>
    >> Are any of the user names the same as any of the computer names? If
    >> so, change the computer name to something else. For instance, don't
    >> have a user account called "Devi" and a computer named "Devi".


    Well, a quick Google for your error message comes up with quite a few
    links that look promising. Here are a few of them:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;197987
    http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=106211
    http://my.brandeis.edu/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=0000Oe
    http://www.cramsession.com/articles/get-article.asp?aid=294
    http://www.techsupportforum.com/archive/index.php/t-2406.html

    Malke
    --
    Elephant Boy Computers
    www.elephantboycomputers.com
    "Don't Panic!"
    MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
    Malke, Dec 7, 2005
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  5. Yes, I had read/done the steps in the first and second, the third is a link
    back to the second, I tried the steps in the fourth with no luck, and the
    same for the fifth.

    Whenever I try to connect to the c$ share via the command prompt (I
    generally use Explorer for easier access) (either using username or
    laptopname\username), it denies access (after I have just changed the
    password to something VERY simple for testing purposes), unless I use the
    name that is currently logged in to the PC, in which case it displays the
    credentials message. Still no failed logons being displayed in the Security
    Log.

    "Malke" wrote:

    > Devi wrote:
    >
    > > No, the computer names and the user names are all completely
    > > different.
    > >
    > >> Devi wrote:

    > (snippage)
    > >> >
    > >> > I am on a wired/wireless home network, using a Linksys WRT54GS
    > >> > router. The network consists only of my main computer, the PC
    > >> > (wired) and my laptop (wireless). The PC is currently using Windows
    > >> > 2000 Pro, SP4. The laptop is currently using Windows XP Pro, SP2.
    > >> >
    > >> > Currently, the network is semi-functional, in that I can view them
    > >> > both under "My Network Places" -> "Entire Network" -> "Microsoft
    > >> > Windows Network" -> "WORKGROUP" and I can see any shared
    > >> > folders/files/etc. Both computers are accessible through their
    > >> > individual \\computername addresses, and also display all shared
    > >> > folders/files/etc there.

    > (snip)
    > >> > The laptop is able to access all files on the PC using the default
    > >> > \\pcname\c$ share. The PC is unable to reciprocate, and cannot
    > >> > access the \\laptopname\c$ share.
    > >> >
    > >> > Both computers are being logged in to with a username with full
    > >> > administrative rights. I have double, and triple checked the
    > >> > username and password for the laptop, and even set up a username
    > >> > and password that is the same as the admin account on the PC. I
    > >> > have tried logging in solely with the username/password, with
    > >> > laptopname\username, laptopname/username, \\laptopname\username,
    > >> > \\laptopname/username, //laptopname/username, and
    > >> > //laptopname\username. Anything that might possibly work. I have
    > >> > rebooted between tries, I have tried them all in one go. All of
    > >> > them are denied access, and I can see the username listed in the
    > >> > administrators group on both the PC and the laptop, so it cannot be
    > >> > a permissions issue, or rather, it shouldn't be. The Windows
    > >> > Firewall is disabled, I have no other firewalls running when I try.
    > >> > My router's firewall is disabled when I try.
    > >> >
    > >> > The error message received when trying to access: "The Credentials
    > >> > Supplied Conflict with an Existing Set of Credentials"
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >> Are any of the user names the same as any of the computer names? If
    > >> so, change the computer name to something else. For instance, don't
    > >> have a user account called "Devi" and a computer named "Devi".

    >
    > Well, a quick Google for your error message comes up with quite a few
    > links that look promising. Here are a few of them:
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;197987
    > http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=106211
    > http://my.brandeis.edu/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=0000Oe
    > http://www.cramsession.com/articles/get-article.asp?aid=294
    > http://www.techsupportforum.com/archive/index.php/t-2406.html
    >
    > Malke
    > --
    > Elephant Boy Computers
    > www.elephantboycomputers.com
    > "Don't Panic!"
    > MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?RGV2aQ==?=, Dec 7, 2005
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  6. =?Utf-8?B?RGV2aQ==?=

    Malke Guest

    Devi wrote:

    > Yes, I had read/done the steps in the first and second, the third is a
    > link back to the second, I tried the steps in the fourth with no luck,
    > and the same for the fifth.
    >
    > Whenever I try to connect to the c$ share via the command prompt (I
    > generally use Explorer for easier access) (either using username or
    > laptopname\username), it denies access (after I have just changed the
    > password to something VERY simple for testing purposes), unless I use
    > the name that is currently logged in to the PC, in which case it
    > displays the credentials message. Still no failed logons being
    > displayed in the Security Log.


    I see you've posted in at least two other newsgroups where you've gotten
    other answers. You should drop this thread and continue with one of the
    others. In the future, please don't multipost as it makes more work for
    everyone. Crosspost judiciously if you must.

    http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm - multiposting vs.
    crossposting

    Malke
    --
    Elephant Boy Computers
    www.elephantboycomputers.com
    "Don't Panic!"
    MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
    Malke, Dec 7, 2005
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