An inexperienced user used the user icon to access the open user, access to the network resource is now denied and the mapped drive stopped working, Done everything
Items in bold are the latest. Because of new info on the case and additional work done
the access to the main pc over the network using correct credentials for a user on that pc seems to be denied claiming
"\\ [peer server] is not accessible you might not have permission to use this network resource.........."
We implemented a MSFT suggested solution on both machines activating the Guest account which did not work. This has broken a networked app requiring read and write access to the directory involved over the network. This has produced a costly hardship on the business. Business continuity issue
The pcs are on the same subnet, wired to the same router and both are in the workgroup "workgroup".
PCs were originally set to use password protected access as using the other radio button 'turn off' did not work.
I tried resetting it both ways.
file and printer sharing are on.
Network is set to private.
Permissions were set to everyone, full control when i originally set it up.
I still had to map the drive originally using credentials from an admin user on the peer server.
By peer server I mean a pc with a directory shared out of the drive to allow a small accounting program to access the main file from both pcs.
What am i missing here?
We are going to be replacing the client to try to allow non-password access but i am unsure this will work. We also checked the firewall and made sure it included the local ip range
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