JSI Tip 10343. When you try to access a network share on a Windows XP computer, you receive '<ShareName> is not accessible'?

When you attempt to access a network share on a Windows XP computer, you receive:

<ShareName> is not accessible. You may not have permission to use this network resource.

This behavior may even occur if the Guest account appears to be enabled on the Windows XP host.

This behavior may occur when the Guest account is NOT enabled on the computer that hosts the network share, even though it may appear to be enabled.

To workaround this behavior, disable and then enable the Guest account:

1. Log on to the computer that hosts the network share using an account that has administrator privileges.

2. Start / Control Panel / User Accounts. If you are running Windows XP Professional, use Start / Run / control userpasswords2 / OK

3. Select the Guest account. In Windows XP Professional, use the Advanced button on the Advanced tab to expand Users.

4. Select Turn off the guest account. In Windows XP Professional, right click the Guest account and press Properties, Check the Account is disabled box and press Apply and OK.

5. Shutdown and restart Windows XP.

6. Start / Control Panel / User Accounts. If you are running Windows XP Professional, use Start / Run / control userpasswords2 / OK

7. Select the Guest account. In Windows XP Professional, use the Advanced button on the Advanced tab to expand Users.

8. Select Turn on the guest account. In Windows XP Professional, right click the Guest account and press Properties, Clear the Account is disabled box and press Apply and OK.

9. Close the applet.



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