[Solved] Can’t Access Windows 2000 from Windows 7


Are you receiving this message ?

\computername is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Are you using Windows 7/Vista and trying to access an old Windows 2000 server?

Here is how I fixed the issue.

  • Go into the registry of the workstation that is trying to access the server and change “RequierSecuritySignature” value to 0.
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetservices …   LanmanWorkstationParametersRequierSecuritySignature
  • Reboot your workstation once the 
What caused this ?

This registry value is set by default if the workstation has been setup using Windows PE or Windows MDT 2012. Its also the default value set if your security GPO settings have been set via Microsoft Security Compliance Manager.

If the above doesn’t resolve your issue then here are a few different ways online I have found how to fix this error message.

  1. blogs.technet.com
  2. www.online-tech-tips.com
  3. social.technet.microsoft.com
  4. eureka.ykyuen.info

How-To get free HD Television in Ottawa

If you live in Ottawa and you don’t want to give Rogers or Bell your hard earned cash then you can do what I have done and it only cost me 20 bucks and I get all the HD channels I need.

Things you need:

  • Digital HD antenna
  • +25 feet of coaxial cable(May need longer if you live in a house)
  • A television with a digital tuner(Almost all new tv’s have these built-in to them)

The antenna can be purchased from many retailers but the cheapest ones can be bought from Walmart, XS-Cargo and Factory Direct.

My antenna came from Factory Direct and cost me a total of $14.99! Some assembly was required to but nothing super technical.

From my own experience the price of the antenna doesn’t equate to the quality/reception of the antenna. I use to use this one but it was TERRIBLE, good thing I never payed 70 bucks for it. 🙂

1. The Unboxing

2.Some assembly required

3. Almost there

When you have your antenna assembled, attach your coaxial TV cable to the antenna and put the antenna in your house/apartment window. Hook the other end of the cable to your television, your television still neets to be setup to use OTA which is burried in your TV’s menu system … I dont have steps for this part. 😀

Once your television is finished scanning for channels, sit down in your favorite chair and enjoy all the free HD television you would ever need.

A TV antenna works best if there is nothing blocking your line of sight to the antennas. So if you mount the antenna high you can get all these channels:

  • CBC (English) 4.1
  • Global 6.1
  • CBC (French)9.1
  • CHCH 11.1
  • CTV 13.1
  • Omni114.1
  • TVO 24.1
  • TQ – Tele Quebec30.1
  • TQS (V) – CFGS34.1
  • TVA – CHOT40.1
  • CTS 42.1
  • “A” Channel 43.1
  • Omni2 60.1
  • CityTV65.1

To learn more about Ottawa OTA go here.

The ones in bold are the key ones for me, if I want to watch other channels like Space or Discovery I connect my laptop to the televison with an HDMI cable. If you go online you can watch these stations:

The not so free sports packages: