I installed an upgrade of a clean copy from Windows 7 to Windows 8. After this, I am unable to connect to the PC via network from both a Windows and OS X host. I am able to see the PC on the network (or connect to server through smb) but it fails the authentication on the machine. When on a Mac it gives me the user dialog but fails all of my accounts (even administrator). When I select guest I can see the public folder and the other shared folders, but I when go into any folder other than Users I get disconnected immediately.
When connecting to the PC from another Windows machine, it automatically appears to assume to log into guest (guest account is turned on on the Windows 8 machine) and does the same as above where I can access the Users folder and nothing else.
This only appears to be an authentication issue as I am able to run sharemouse over the network to connect and see the Win8 and OS x with each other.
I have done a couple of other tips and can confirm the following:
- Network Discovery is on
- File and printer sharing is on (it indicates the Windows current network profile is Private, if that helps?)
- Allow Windows to manage homegroup connections is on.
- Guest or Public has network discovery on, file and printer sharing is on
- Public folder sharing is off
- Password protected sharing is off
- Usergroups has everyone in it.
- I have Kaspersky installed but even when turned off the same happens.
This is utterly frustrating so if anyone could assist with either some ideas or a way on how to reset my network and privacy settings back to "default" without reinstalling I would be ever so grateful.