Monday, August 30, 2010


Connect Windows 7 To A Share On A WorkGroup |

Having a problem with windows 7 connecting to a share on a workgroup ?
"Fix problem while trying to connect to the share in windows 7 that requests a username and password, even when entering the right password it will keep saying that you do not have permisson to access the share"
  • Make sure all the computer is on the same Work Group.
  • See if the machine to which you want to connect has some shared folder, with sharing permissions set to "Everyone".
  • Click the start button and type secpol.msc in the search function.
  • Browse to "Local Policies" - "Security Options".  
  • Now look for the entry "Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level" and open it.  
  • Click on the dropdown menu and select "Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated".
  • Apply the settings.
Configuration Related To Network And Sharing Center:
  • In the Advanced sharing settings page of Network and sharing center, you need to have it set as Work/Home profile.  
  • Try Enable network discovery
  • Turn on  file and print sharing
  • Turn off password protected sharing
  • Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers
The other settings such as encryption try to set as use 128 bit encryption. 

Group Policy Settings: 
  1. Enter “gpedit.msc” in the Start Search box. 
  2. Open “Computer Configuration”/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local Policies/Security Settings.
  3. In the right pane, enable the following policies:
  • Network access: Allow anonymous SID/name translation
  • Network access: Let Everyone permissions apply to anonymous users
  • Also please disable the following policies.
  • Network access: Restrict anonymous access to Named Pipes and Shares
  • Network access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts
  • Network access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts and shares


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