Win 2k3 r1 to Win 7 networking one way only

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Networking' started by Dwair, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Dwair

    Dwair New Member

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    Hi
    I have a basic networking problem that I don’t really understand as I don’t know much about win 7.
    I have recently re-built a win2k3 R1 server and can’t connect to a win7 ultimate desktop anymore when I could previously. I can connect from win 7 to the server and see shared directories but not the other way round. On the server I can see the win 7 machine but not connect to it. I can ping in either direction. I have also tried it with both firewalls de-activated.

    The error I get on the sever when I try to connect is “Logon Failure: account currently disabled”
    Presumably this is on the win 7 machine as it previously had an account set up. Where / How do I add (or edit the existing) account

    Any help or links to tutorials welcome
     
  2. TheDigitalJedi

    TheDigitalJedi New Member

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    Hi there,
    Are both computers hooked up to the same workgroup?
    I think you are seeing a problem similar to the problem some have with networking between XP and win 7 Machines.
    If you dont know how to setup a workgroup, check this link out. It almost the same procedure on all versions of windows. :)
    Join or create a workgroup
    Please let me know if it works :)
     
  3. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Dwair;
    Hello and welcome to the forums.
    Make sure that when you are attempting to access the Win7 machine from the W2k3 machine that you include the Win7 machine name then a backslash then a known good username on the Win7 machine followed with that user's password into the credentials prompt. Like;
    Windows7MachineName\UserNameOnWindows7Machine
    PasswordForThatUserOnTheWindows7Machine
     
  4. Dwair

    Dwair New Member

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    Hi
    Thanks for the help - problem now solved

    I checked the work group and that was ok so looked at the users on win 7 and the stored passwords on win2k3. Trouble’s solution above sorted it out - If anyone else has this problem this is what I did:
    1/ On the win 7 box I added a new user with the permissions I wanted – checked it by logging in as that user
    2/ On the win2k3 box I then added a stored password:
    Server : Any name for the box your trying to connect to
    User Name: Windows7MachineName\UserNameOnWindows7Machine
    Password: PasswordForThatUserOnTheWindows7Machine

    Confusion came in trying to add the Windows7machine name into the “Server “box and not as part of the user name.

    Thanks for the help - I think I would have gone slowly nuts with out it
     
  5. TheDigitalJedi

    TheDigitalJedi New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback :)
     

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