Maybe I've just been doing this for too long, but I'm about as frustrated as can be over the simplest file sharing issue between Windows 7 Home Premium (where the shared folder is) and Windows 7 Pro (needs to map a drive letter to the shared folder). I just don't see any reason why this shouldn't be working at this point after I've tried nearly everything and I've never had this kind of trouble sharing files before in Windows 7.
This is a small law firm with 2 attorneys. They have 3 PC's. The main desktops the attorneys use are Windows 7 Pro. The 3rd computer running their Needles software is Windows 7 Home Premium.
Simple workgroup environment. All computers belong to workgroup: WORKGROUP and can see each other fine within the workgroup, the problem is that the Windows 7 Pro computers get prompted for username/password when trying to view shares on the Windows 7 Home PC. Having matching usernames/passwords on both PC's is not helping me get past this part.
All PC's have the same local user accounts with the same passwords.
I turned OFF password-enabled sharing on the Windows 7 Home PC but still get prompted.
I heard the clocks had to be the same so I've double-checked that and all clocks are the same including time zone settings.
I added NTFS permissions for every user account on the network for full control on the folder I'm trying to share.
Share permissions are set to everyone full control. I also tried adding the individual matching user accounts that were created on the Windows 7 Home PC.
Windows 7 Network settings are set to "work" profile on all PC's. (I tried setting up the homegroup and had it working for the basic public shares but it still wouldn't allow me to access the PC via simple "\\computername" to find the correct share I need to map a drive to).
Any reason why I should be getting the username & password prompt after disabling that feature in the advanced file sharing settings on the host PC? I've turned off password enabled sharing on other Windows 7 PC's and it seems to work but not on this one. I'm stumped. Any ideas?