Network/Security issue with $ shares

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    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

    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

    Guest, Dec 7, 2005
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    Malke Guest

    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, Dec 7, 2005
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    No, the computer names and the user names are all completely different.
    Guest, Dec 7, 2005
  4. Guest

    Malke Guest

    Well, a quick Google for your error message comes up with quite a few
    links that look promising. Here are a few of them:;en-us;197987

    Malke, Dec 7, 2005
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    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
    Guest, Dec 7, 2005
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    Malke Guest

    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. - multiposting vs.

    Malke, Dec 7, 2005
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