Can't access eternal network drive

By marklantis
Jan 25, 2013
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  1. I have 2 computers both running windows xp sp3. Both computers have all of the same services running and startup. Both computers are on the same network and CAN access the public documents folder from the server. However, only 1 computer can access the external network drive. The other gets an error of no permission to access it. Why can 1 access the external network drive and not the other? They both have the same configuration except being the same brand of computer. The network has 2 other clients running windows 7 which work fine. The server is running windows 7. None of the computers are running a firewall or other security. Any ideas?
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Are they logged in using the same user?
  3. marklantis

    marklantis TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Both computers log in as computer administrator under 2 different names.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,161   +986

    I would add the NTFS permission for EVERYONE Full Control.
    Without this, your permissions are (effectively) systemName.adminID full control
    and that gives only one system access.

    Win/7 is more careful in the setup

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