Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type for this computer.

 have a home network with an XP laptop, a Vista desktop and now a Win 7 desktop.  I attached the Win7 to my existing home network.  I can see and access files on the XP & Vista machines from my Win 7 maching.  But, while I can see the Win 7 machine on both  the XP and Vista machines, I can't open it up.  I get an error message. "Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type for this computer.  Thanks for your help. 


1.       Is file sharing turned on?

2.       Have you turned off Password protection?

Try checking the Advanced Sharing Settings from Network and Sharing Center. To do this, follow these steps.

1.       Click Start, Control Panel and then Network and Sharing Center.

2.       Now click Change Advanced Sharing Settings.

3.       Now make sure File and Printer Sharing is Turned On and Password Protected Sharing is Turned Off.

If that does not resolve the problem, try to check the Group Policy Settings.

1.       Click Start and type gpedit.msc in the start search box and press Enter.

2.       Navigate to the following location
Computer Configuration/
Windows Settings/ Security Settings/ Local Policies

3.       Under this click on User Rights Assignment.

4.       Double click Access this computer from the network and check that EVERYONE is added to the list.

5.       If not add it by clicking Add User or group and then type EVERYONE, click OK and then Apply and OK.

Refer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Networking-home-computers-running-different-versions-of-Windows

Syed N – Microsoft Support
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Last updated October 12, 2020 Views 254,623 Applies to: