Can't share vista machine with xp machine

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Howdego, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Howdego

    Howdego Guest

    I just installed a new Vista machine onto a home network with two XP machines
    running on them. The vista machine sees all the shared folders on the XP
    machines, and my XP laptop sees the shared folders and printer on the vista
    machine. But the XP desktop does not see the vista machine when accessing my
    network places. However, when I select "view workgroup computers" the Vista
    machine is displayed. And when I select properties for the vista in that
    window, I get an error message that reads "You do not have the appropriate
    access rights for the server." All the machines use PC-cillin, and have the
    same firewall settings. But, I did once have Norton Antivirus on the
    desktop, but I removed it using the Norton Removal Tool. Is there a more
    speciific settting I have to make in the Vista machine or the XP machine to
    allow the XP to access the Vista shared folders?
    Howdego, Mar 23, 2008
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  2. Find the Vista IP address and the do net view \\Vistaipaddress from the XP
    desktop. Do you receive a system error?

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

    Mick Murphy Guest

    Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.

    Permissions/Share info is there as well.

    If using Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro I.S., make sure file and printer
    sharing is enabled in THEIR firewall.

    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 to include
    Vista in your “New†Network, even if you had an XP Network set up prior to
    adding a Vista computer to it.
    Mick Murphy, Mar 24, 2008
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    RickY Guest

    I have had this very same problem for months. I purchased Pure Networks
    Network Magic that helped some. When trying to map the network drive, I can
    see the XP machine but if I try to map it I get "Error: The network path was
    not found."

    With all of the posts on this problem we can see that Vista was not ready to
    ship with these bugs.

    Anyone know when the service pack will be ready?
    RickY, Mar 25, 2008
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