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skyrider

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I have a problem accessing a computer on my home network.
I have 3 computers attached to a Belkin router. Computer #1 is an XP Pro machine, computer #2 is an XP Home machine and computer #3 is an XP Pro machine. All 3 are up to date with Windows updates. All 3 are virus/malware free as far as Norton AV 2005, Spybot, AdAware SE, Counterspy and MS AntiSpyware are concerned.
Computer #1 can access #2 and #3.
Computer #2 can access #3.
Computer #3 can access #2.

#2 and #3 cannot access #1 but they can ping #1.
The message they receive is:

"\\#1 is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of the server...blah blah blah".

Since I am the Administrator of all 3 machines, my answer to me is "I don't know how to fix this". It seems that the problem lies with #1 since both machines can ping it but I can't find a way to permit them access.

I have created the user ID/password for both #2 and #3 in #1 and changed the Group Policy to allow connection with NO password. Computer #1 has Simple File Sharing enabled. What else should I check or change? Any suggestions are welcome.

Windows firewall is OFF in all 3. I use Zone Alarm 6.0.631.003 in computer #1 and 5.5.094 in #2 and #3. All computers are in the Trusted zone. If I turn off Zone Alarm in #1, it doesn't help.
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Edited by skyrider, 29 August 2005 - 06:38 AM.

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Do you have norton on all three machines... if so try disabling the Norton firewall (temporarily) on the problematic PC and see if you can access it...
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Do you have norton on all three machines... if so try disabling the Norton firewall (temporarily) on the problematic PC and see if you can access it...

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Please read the last paragraph of my post re: firewalls. I do run Norton antivirus 2005.
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Turn off all your firewalls, virus scanners, spyware preventers.. all your security... just temporarily of course... to see if that is what is blocking you.
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I have found the solution to this vexing problem in Fred Langa's newsletter (http://www.langalist.com/) - highly recommended.

Do the folowing on the computer you can't access:

Open REGEDIT.
Under HKLM|SYSTEM|CurrentControlSet|Control|Lsa, change the value of "restrictanonymous" to 0 instead of 1 or 2. Don't change "restrictanonymoussam" value. The value should be REG_DWORD and Hexadecimal Base. (That's the default for that key) Restart your computer and access the resources on that PC, it should work properly if restrictanonymous was non-zero.

Instant fix.
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