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    I have 3 systems, #s1-3 in my XP Pro LAN through a router. Internet browsing works fine but #3 file sharing is deficient. Simple File sharing is turned off.

    Each computer can ping itself, although it cannot ping any of the other computers.

    #s1 and 2 can access shared folders on each other and copy files back and forth.

    However, shared folder on #3 cannot be accessed from the other two computers. Error message is "not accessible; not enough storage available to process this command."
    But from #3, I can copy files from shared folder on #1 and #2.

    Thanks in advance, CMA

  • #2
    Re: XP Pro File sharing problem

    I've had this before, ages ago, and this fixed it. Do you see Event ID 2011 in the event log? If so, have a look at this, which advises you to change an entry in the registry relevant to the Lanmanserver parameters:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;177078
    Best wishes,
    PaulH.
    MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

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    • #3
      Re: XP Pro File sharing problem

      First things first is the xp firewall off??

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      • #4
        Re: XP Pro File sharing problem

        Originally posted by wullieb1 View Post
        First things first is the xp firewall off??
        Mmmm, thought of that, but I don't think he'd have got that error message if it had been on. CMA - can you confirm?
        Best wishes,
        PaulH.
        MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

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        • #5
          XP Pro File sharing problem

          Win XP file sharing is off.
          IIn the registyr, I increased the parameter, in stages, to 21 from 9. However, it made the problem worse. Now on #3 I cannot copy from #2 to #3.
          So I did a System Restore, which presumably set the stack back to 9, and now I have back the ability to go onto #3 and copy from a shared folder on @#2.

          I should add that I have to log on to #3 with the same username/password as is used for #2 to be able to be on #3 and access a shared folder on #2. If I log on to a different user (both administrators), I cannot even do that.

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          • #6
            Re: XP Pro File sharing problem

            Originally posted by cma6 View Post
            Win XP file sharing is off.
            Do you mean the firewall is off?

            Do you have identical username/passwords on all the PCs ? So that when you're on #2, you are using a username with password that is the same as one of the users who is setup on #3.

            Also, on which machine(s) did you increase the parameter from 9 to 21?
            Best wishes,
            PaulH.
            MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

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            • #7
              XP Pro File sharing problem

              On #s2 and 3, in the Event Log, I don't see #2011.

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              • #8
                Re: XP Pro File sharing problem

                Originally posted by PaulH View Post
                Do you mean the firewall is off?

                Do you have identical username/passwords on all the PCs ? So that when you're on #2, you are using a username with password that is the same as one of the users who is setup on #3. Correct!
                Also, on which machine(s) did you increase the parameter from 9 to 21?
                Windows firewall is off on all machines. I had to add the username/password froom #2 to #3 in order to get the limited file sharing I have now on #3.
                I increased the parameter from the default of 9 to 15 then 18 then 21 on #3.

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                • #9
                  Re: XP Pro File sharing problem

                  Originally posted by cma6 View Post
                  On #s2 and 3, in the Event Log, I don't see #2011.
                  Oh, ok then - the fix I suggested only works if this event is seen.
                  Best wishes,
                  PaulH.
                  MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

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                  • #10
                    Re: XP Pro File sharing problem

                    How are your resources on computer 3?
                    Do you have enough memory and volume space?

                    You may want to:
                    1. Apply the Latest Service Pack.
                    2. Apply the Latest Device Driver Updates.
                    3. Examine the Hard Disks for Errors and Defragment the Hard Disk Drives.
                    4. Upgrade or apply SP to the suspect software.
                    5. Try to maximize the resources that can be made available to the Server service. This may eliminate the error messages or only lessen the frequency of the errors.
                    From http://www.chicagotech.net/wineventi...this%20command
                    Regards,
                    Jeremy

                    Network Consultant/Engineer
                    Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
                    www.gma-cpa.com

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                    • #11
                      Re: XP Pro File sharing problem

                      Apply the Latest Service Pack.
                      2. Apply the Latest Device Driver Updates.
                      3. Examine the Hard Disks for Errors and Defragment the Hard Disk Drives.
                      4. Upgrade or apply SP to the suspect software.
                      5. Try to maximize the resources that can be made available to the Server service. This may eliminate the error messages or only lessen the frequency of the errors.

                      1) I have latest Win service pack.
                      2) I have to check this.
                      3) Will check this.
                      I don't understand 4 and 5.

                      Thanks,CMA

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                      • #12
                        Re: XP Pro File sharing problem

                        #4 is the same as updating Windows only you're updating specific programs like your AV or Adobe or iTunes or etc.

                        #5 is making sure you aren't running unnecessary programs that would be taking up system resources. Look at your processes and see if any are taking up a lot of resources.

                        You may also want to scan for malware. My favorite tools are Spybot Search and Destroy and Ad-Aware. And for looking at processes I use Process Explorer.
                        Regards,
                        Jeremy

                        Network Consultant/Engineer
                        Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
                        www.gma-cpa.com

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