I have a PC at home running windows 7. Name
192.168.1.200, member of
WORKGROUP. The only user is
My work laptop is also running Windows 7. Name
192.168.1.101, member of domain
WORK.CORP. The only user is
WIN7 has a number of shared folders. BIG, LIB3, TMP, and USERS. These shares work from linux and from a laptop which is also in
WORKGROUP. I have not enabled the guest account on
WIN7. I have said passwords are not required in advanced sharing on
LASTNAME-OFFICE laptop cannot access the shared folders on the
WIN7 box. I have tried using the ip like:
But it does not work. The shares are definitely working, because if I run a virtual linux (ubuntu) on the laptop, it can access the shares. So I figure this must be a problem with the config on the work laptop. Or is it purely because the domain and workgroup do not match?
How can I fix or work around this? I do not have permission to create a local account on the laptop.
EDIT: Sorry, I did not explain the situation properly. It does not appear to connect at all, I never get ot the point of being asked for credentials.
Windows Explorer waits a while before it gives the message:
Windows cannot access \\192.168.1.200\BIG Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise there might be a problem with your network. Error code: 0x80004005 Unspecified error
And when I click on diagnose it says
Windows Network Diagnostics Publisher details Issues found The remote device or resource won't accept the connection The device or resource (192.168.1.200) is not set up to accept connections on port "The File and printer sharing (SMB)". Contact your network administrator
From the command prompt
C:\>net use W: \\192.168.1.200\ /USER:WIN7\me System error 53 has occurred. The network path was not found.
But as I said, it works fine from other computers, and from VirtualBox VM's running on the laptop. I do have both Cisco Annyconnect Client and VirtualBox installed. But neither of them are running.