KB947235

Consider the following scenario. You map a drive to a Windows XP-based computer from a Windows Vista-based computer. When you try to access the mapped drive from the Windows XP-based computer, you receive the following error message:

System error 5 has occurred.
Access is denied.

This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:

  • Both computers are members of a workgroup.
  • You do not give the Full Control shared permission to the Everyone group.
  • You give the Full Control shared permission to the Administrators group.

Note: This access failure occurs regardless of the NTFS file system permissions that are assigned to the mapped drive.

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