Dan, I just stumbled upon this thread. You saved my life. I was just a
couple of days from calling in our Computer Dr. I had the same desktop
invisibility problem that Cathy has. I have been working for weeks on this.
I had previously reset restrictanonymous on my laptop, but not my desktop. I
can now share and print files to my hearts content. Thanks again. Jim

"DanR" wrote:

> I found this at http://www.computing.net/networking/...rum/25769.html
> It involves editing the registry. Be very careful if you do this. If you get to
> the key as instructed below and find that it is already set to 0 then just quit
> the registry editor and leave things be.
> This is a copy / paste from the above link.
> When you double click on the computer (in My Network Places/Workgroup) that you
> are trying to access the shared files from you may get this message:
> You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the
> administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions
> Access Denied
> If you see this message the following should be done on the computer containing
> the shared files:
> Click START
> Type regedit and press enter
> Now find the following key -
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Lsa
> Double click on 'restrictanonymous' and change the Value Data from 1 to 0
> Exit regedit and reboot the computer
> Now when you click on the computer (using My Network Places) you are trying to
> get the shared files from the message will not appear and you can access the
> shared files.
> Cathy wrote:
> > Thanks for the suggestions. Before adding the 3rd computer, the other 2
> > could & still do see each other. All 3 computers show when I click "My
> > Network Places", but I'm denied access from there. I tried your suggestion
> > of adding a network place, but there is no + next to my son's computer name,
> > so I can't get past that point ("OK" is not an option until the folders are
> > displayed). I also created the desktop folder, but no warnings popped up
> > when I "shared" it.
> >
> > "DanR" wrote:
> >
> >> I just re-read your posts and realize you have 3 computers. Before adding
> >> your son's computer did the other 2 computers network OK? Could each see the
> >> other? If so it could be you just need to enable "remote access to this
> >> computer" as I stated in previous post. (below) But that should not keep the
> >> son's computer from seeing the other 2 computers.
> >> Double check that the network was set up correctly on son's computer.
> >>
> >> DanR wrote:
> >>> Can you see the various computers from the other computers when you click
> >>> "My Network Places"? And is it from there you can't get access to the other
> >>> computers? Or do you NOT see the other computers at all from "My Network
> >>> Places"?
> >>> Have you tried: click on "Add a network place". Then click "Browse" Click
> >>> the + next to "Microsoft Windows Network". Then click the + next to your
> >>> "Workgroup" name. Do you then see the other computers?
> >>> Or is that when you get the error message?
> >>> Have you actually "Shared" a folder? If not create a new folder on your
> >>> desktop and right click and choose "Sharing and Security". You then click
> >>> on "Share this folder on the network". That should do it.
> >>> But... if you see "As a security measure Windows has disabled remote access
> >>> to this computer etc etc You will also see the prompt to run the Network
> >>> Setup Wizard. Alternately you can click on "If you understand the
> >>> security risks etc etc click here"
> >>> And make sure your firewall on all computers is off while you do this setup.
> >>> You can then configure it for network use.
> >>> Try these suggestions if you haven't already and let us know how it goes.
> >>>
> >>> Cathy wrote:
> >>>> Dan - yes I've set up a workgroup & each of the 3 computers has its own
> >>>> name. OS is Windows XP on all 3.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> "DanR" wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> Have you set up a network with each computer on a common workgroup and
> >>>>> each computer with a unique name? What operating system?
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Cathy wrote:
> >>>>>> I've set up a wireless connection to my son's computer. He can access
> >>>>>> the internet, but he cannot access the other computers on the network,
> >>>>>> nor can we access his. I get the message "Computer is not accessible.
> >>>>>> You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the
> >>>>>> administrator of the server to find out if you have access permission.
> >>>>>> The network path was not found"
> >>>>>> I am the administrator, so how do I find the network path?? Any other
> >>>>>> ideas as to what might be blocking it? I've turned off the firewall
> >>>>>> already. Thanks for any helpful ideas.