Can't figure out printer & file sharing, but can do music, why???

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by tribegal, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. tribegal

    tribegal Guest

    Ok, I have spent hours and hours trying to figure this out. I have no
    problem viewing and listening to my music from my desktop (main computer with
    router attached to it), on this computer. (my laptop).

    Why is that after following the directions (what I think was step by step)
    the public folder and all the folders I chose to share from the desktop to
    the laptop do not show up?

    The printer that I have shows up, but the name is not right. Since the name
    is not correct, it is not the same path, therefore not the same printer. No
    other printers show up, anywhere.

    I am at my whits end...any suggestions, ...anyone?
    tribegal, Jan 23, 2008
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  2. On the desktop, run net share command and on the laptop run net view
    \\desktopipaddress command. You may receive a system error message. Please
    back with the results.

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Jan 23, 2008
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  3. tribegal

    Mick Murphy Guest

    Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.
    How to give Permissions are there, too.
    If you are running Norton, etc’s Firewall, check its settings.

    1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
    the SAME.

    In Vista Network and Sharing:

    Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)

    Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)

    File Sharing: ON

    Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared

    Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
    passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, you will be
    asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
    from an XP computer.

    Also, run the XP’s Home Network File and Printer sharing Wizard.
    Mick Murphy, Jan 23, 2008
  4. tribegal

    tribegal Guest

    C$ C:\ Default share
    D$ D:\ Default share
    print$ C:\Windows\system32\spool\drivers
    Printer drivers
    IPC$ Remote IPC
    ADMIN$ C:\Windows Remote Admin
    Public C:\Users\Public
    Users C:\Users
    HP psc 2350 series (Copy 2)
    USB002 Spooled HP psc 2350 series
    (Copy 2)
    Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
    Microsoft Document Ima Spooled Microsoft Office
    Document Image Wri
    The command completed successfully.


    No information comes up when I type in the ip address command you ask about.
    It says the syntax of this command is: Net: with a bunch of words
    (Accounts, Computer, Config, etc. ) but nothing to give me any info about

    I did a IPCONFIG command and found this:
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    Link-local IPv6 Add: fe80::a1ee:2035:1a9e:d12b%9
    IPv4 add:
    Subnet Mask:
    Default Gateway:

    Tunnel adapt. LAN* 6
    IPv6 Add: 2001:0:4137:9350:2ca4:2b65:f5ff:fffc
    Link-local IPv6 Add: fe80::a1ee:2035:1a9e:d12b%9

    Tunnel adapt. LAN* 7
    Link-local IPv6 Add: fe80::5efe:

    Thanks - Susan
    tribegal, Jan 23, 2008
  5. tribegal

    tribegal Guest

    All my settings are as you note. I am running vista and McAfee on both
    machines. I am still stumped. :(
    tribegal, Jan 23, 2008
  6. Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Jan 23, 2008
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