Cannot brows Vista machine from XP machine

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by LX, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. LX

    LX Guest

    I have 2 pcs

    - one with Vista Home Premium (32 bit/sp2)
    - one with XP Home (32 bit/sp3)

    I can ping from both machines. I can browse the XP machine from Vista and
    copy and paste files. I cannot however do this from the XP machine. I get "x
    is not accessible" "access denied" messages instead.

    I am sharing a folder on my C drive called "downloads" and have checked
    permissions (I've chosen Everyone) The Guest Account is turned on in user

    Anything else I could try? Thanks in advance
    LX, Jul 20, 2009
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  2. LX

    Malke Guest

    Create matching user accounts and passwords on all machines. You do not need
    to be logged into the same account on all machines and the passwords
    assigned to each user account can be different; the accounts/passwords just
    need to exist and match on all machines. DO NOT NEGLECT TO CREATE
    PASSWORDS, EVEN IF ONLY SIMPLE ONES. If you wish a machine to boot directly
    to the Desktop (into one particular user's account) for convenience, you
    can do this:

    XP - Configure Windows to Automatically Login (MVP Ramesh) -

    Vista - Start Orb>Search box>type: netplwiz [enter]
    Click on Continue (or supply an administrator's password) when prompted by

    Uncheck the option "Users must enter a user name and password to use this
    computer". Select a user account to automatically log on by clicking on the
    desired account to highlight it and then hit OK. Enter the correct password
    for that user account (if there is one) when prompted. Leave it blank if
    there is no password (null).

    "Everyone" means every user account on the *local* system in a Workgroup.

    Malke, Jul 20, 2009
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