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Accessing a share

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mike in Nebraska, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Mike in Nebraska

    Mike in Nebraska Flightless Bird

    Small company peer-to-peer network. WinXP Pro clients. Office Manager
    created a share to data folders of bookkeeping app for me. Has worked fine
    until this week. She's gone on vacation so I can't log into her PC. Both
    Friday and today I can see the share, but can't get into it. I get a
    message that it's inaccessible, probably due to insufficient permissions.
    I've rebooted both machines today and last Friday - no luck. Yesterday,
    however, I got in with no problems.

    What can I dig into when she gets back to see what the problem was? (I
    already checked the Event logs on my end - nothing. Also created an
    exception to Firewall to allow traffic for this application.)

    Mike
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Mike in Nebraska" <Mike_Webb@q.com> said this in news item
    news:uL2c4Z#rKHA.1352@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Small company peer-to-peer network. WinXP Pro clients. Office Manager
    > created a share to data folders of bookkeeping app for me. Has worked
    > fine until this week. She's gone on vacation so I can't log into her PC.
    > Both Friday and today I can see the share, but can't get into it. I get a
    > message that it's inaccessible, probably due to insufficient permissions.
    > I've rebooted both machines today and last Friday - no luck. Yesterday,
    > however, I got in with no problems.
    >
    > What can I dig into when she gets back to see what the problem was? (I
    > already checked the Event logs on my end - nothing. Also created an
    > exception to Firewall to allow traffic for this application.)
    >
    > Mike
    >


    Your password on the host might have expired or your account might be locked
    due to too many unsuccessful attempts. If you can't reach the key person
    (your office manager in this case) then there is something fundamentally
    wrong with the way things are organised at your place of work. In IT one
    always arranges for an emergency line (e.g. mobile phone) AND a backup
    person to stand in. What if your office manager has an accident and cannot
    be reached for a week or two?
     
  3. Mike in Nebraska

    Mike in Nebraska Flightless Bird

    OK, thanks.

    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:%23%23GrN3$rKHA.6140@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "Mike in Nebraska" <Mike_Webb@q.com> said this in news item
    > news:uL2c4Z#rKHA.1352@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> Small company peer-to-peer network. WinXP Pro clients. Office Manager
    >> created a share to data folders of bookkeeping app for me. Has worked
    >> fine until this week. She's gone on vacation so I can't log into her PC.
    >> Both Friday and today I can see the share, but can't get into it. I get
    >> a message that it's inaccessible, probably due to insufficient
    >> permissions. I've rebooted both machines today and last Friday - no luck.
    >> Yesterday, however, I got in with no problems.
    >>
    >> What can I dig into when she gets back to see what the problem was? (I
    >> already checked the Event logs on my end - nothing. Also created an
    >> exception to Firewall to allow traffic for this application.)
    >>
    >> Mike
    >>

    >
    > Your password on the host might have expired or your account might be
    > locked due to too many unsuccessful attempts. If you can't reach the key
    > person (your office manager in this case) then there is something
    > fundamentally wrong with the way things are organised at your place of
    > work. In IT one always arranges for an emergency line (e.g. mobile phone)
    > AND a backup person to stand in. What if your office manager has an
    > accident and cannot be reached for a week or two?
     
  4. John Wunderlich

    John Wunderlich Flightless Bird

    "Mike in Nebraska" <Mike_Webb@q.com> wrote in
    news:uL2c4Z#rKHA.1352@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl:

    > Small company peer-to-peer network. WinXP Pro clients. Office
    > Manager created a share to data folders of bookkeeping app for me.
    > Has worked fine until this week. She's gone on vacation so I
    > can't log into her PC. Both Friday and today I can see the share,
    > but can't get into it. I get a message that it's inaccessible,
    > probably due to insufficient permissions. I've rebooted both
    > machines today and last Friday - no luck. Yesterday, however, I
    > got in with no problems.
    >
    > What can I dig into when she gets back to see what the problem
    > was? (I already checked the Event logs on my end - nothing. Also
    > created an exception to Firewall to allow traffic for this
    > application.)
    >
    > Mike
    >
    >


    Boot her machine from a Live Linux CD such as Knoppix. You can then
    copy the files you need off to a USB drive or thumbdrive and transport
    to your machine.

    Knoppix:
    <http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html>

    HTH,
    John
     
  5. Mike in Nebraska

    Mike in Nebraska Flightless Bird

    Good to know, thanks.
    "John Wunderlich" <jwunderlich@lycos.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D22C26EFBC7Ewunderpsdrscray@207.46.248.16...
    > "Mike in Nebraska" <Mike_Webb@q.com> wrote in
    > news:uL2c4Z#rKHA.1352@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl:
    >
    >> Small company peer-to-peer network. WinXP Pro clients. Office
    >> Manager created a share to data folders of bookkeeping app for me.
    >> Has worked fine until this week. She's gone on vacation so I
    >> can't log into her PC. Both Friday and today I can see the share,
    >> but can't get into it. I get a message that it's inaccessible,
    >> probably due to insufficient permissions. I've rebooted both
    >> machines today and last Friday - no luck. Yesterday, however, I
    >> got in with no problems.
    >>
    >> What can I dig into when she gets back to see what the problem
    >> was? (I already checked the Event logs on my end - nothing. Also
    >> created an exception to Firewall to allow traffic for this
    >> application.)
    >>
    >> Mike
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Boot her machine from a Live Linux CD such as Knoppix. You can then
    > copy the files you need off to a USB drive or thumbdrive and transport
    > to your machine.
    >
    > Knoppix:
    > <http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html>
    >
    > HTH,
    > John
    >
    >
     

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