Why can't a Windows 8 user access Windows 7 shares using the same account?

Good afternoon...

I have Windows 7 "server" setup with users, groups and shares. All the Win7 computers can access the shares with out any problem. I just added a new Win8.1 computer and can see the shares but gets invalid user or password trying to access them. The user has the correct permissions and can access from his Win7 computer. It is in the same workgroup and I have tried disabling the firewall, tried setting the Network Location to Public and Private, but nothing helped. Does anyone has a fix for this?

Thanks

Carter



Make sure your Win8 PC is in the same Workgroup as the Win7 ones. Here's a checklist of things to try:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/cant-connect-other-pcs



Make sure your Win8 PC is in the same Workgroup as the Win7 ones. Here's a checklist of things to try:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/cant-connect-other-pcs



Also, you have Share permissions and folder permissions. These two things are separate and must be configured as such.



Thank you for the reply. The workgroup is the same. The Share permissions are set to Everyone Full and the ACL is set with Groups that have RWX of which his acct is a member. The Win8 computer sees the shares just fine and can access anything I create that is open to everyone or the Public folder. It's only when it needs to pass the password that the problem shows up and only on the Win8 computer. None of the computer use a "HomeGroup". I had also tried turning Password-protected sharing off and on and it did not help. Any other ideas?

Thanks!



When it prompts for the username and password, trying typing the machine name in front of the user name, like machineuser instead of just the username.



I think I already tried that but I will try again to confirm.

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