View Full Version : Cannot access shares from Windows 7 machine

14-08-2010, 10:52 AM
Hi guys,

strange issue...

I have a server running Server 2003 R2 (x86) with several shares on it.

I have a HP i7 laptop running Windows 7 Pro and I have desktop PC running Windows 7 Pro as well.


I can access the shares on the server from the Windows 7 laptop but not from the Windows 7 desktop. When I try to access the shares from the desktop I get prompted to enter a username and password. I enter the logon details but it always fails. Yet I can RDP to the server from the Desktop using the same credentials I typed in to access the network share!

Any advise please?

Speedy Gonzales
14-08-2010, 11:39 AM
Try the 2nd post


14-08-2010, 11:54 AM
Speedys reply / Post link is the answer turn off password protected sharing Circled here (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Sharing1281739850.jpg)

14-08-2010, 12:50 PM
It's fixed now but don't know what I've done.

I cleared all the logs via event viewer because I wanted to see if any events were getting logged on the failed attempts to access the shares.

I typed \\servername and it brought up all the shares and I could access them without entering username and password.

Cheers for the advice.