Difficulty connecting to home network and printer with Vista RC-1

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by MarkC, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. MarkC

    MarkC Guest

    Printer is connected to an XP Home desktop. I am running Vista RC-1 on
    Laptop connected to home network via router. I can access the desktop but
    folders show as empty (when I know they are full). The same story with the
    printer, I can see it on the shared drive but when I try to connect to the
    printer - or add a printer to the laptop I get the message "access denied."

    I don't know if this is a firewall issue. I am running One Care Live on the
    laptop and the desktop has McAfee. Because I can connect to the desktop and
    see file folders (but not acess content), I am at a loss.

    Any suggestions from RC-1 Beta Testers?
    MarkC, Oct 29, 2006
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  2. MarkC

    Mike Guest

    I tried McAfee once and I seem to remember I had issues connecting to my
    desktop too! (This was a while ago using XP Pro!). It might be useful to
    disable McAfee briefly to see if that cures the problem! If it does, then I
    would imagine there's a setting in the program somewhere to allow network
    One other thing to check is that you have enabled sharing on the folders on
    the desktop! (sorry if that's too obvious, but sometimes it's the "obvious"
    that we overlook!). Also, although I've never shared a printer, other than
    using a PrintServer, the printer needs to be set to "share" too!
    Mike L
    Mike, Oct 30, 2006
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