I can see my XP machines, and my XP machines can see my Vista Mach

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Kathi Johnston, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. Good Lord, one must wonder if Microsoft wants us to network? I can see from
    all the threads this isn't only my problem and I can see that oddly,
    everyone's problems are similar but yet different.


    I have 3 XP machines networked. I purchased a Dell Inspiron E1705, with
    Vista Home Premium. I totally deleted the XP connections, in hopes of
    getting the XP machines together with the VHP machine.

    I can see from any XP machine all 4 computers. I can map on the vista to
    see the XP machines. I can't access the XP machines from Vista, and I can't
    access the Vista machine from the XP machines (Access is denied).

    I have installed the LLTD on on 3 XP machines. I have Private network set
    up, I have File Sharing set on so many folders my head is spinning. I set
    Discovery on the VHP machine.

    I have been through so many threads and taken the advice of so many people
    with no luck.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    I just have to add here, if so many are having such a rough time networking,
    WHERE is Microsoft in all this? Shouldn't there be a patch or a freaking
    update by now?
    Kathi Johnston, Apr 2, 2007
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  2. Kathi Johnston

    Agent Smith Guest


    I have been playing with many different types of network environments latley
    with Windows Vista and I have seen similar issues. I have been able to solve
    every one of them. I would need some info on some of your settings to try and
    help you out.

    I need to know the current settings from Network and Sharing Center's
    Sharing and Discovery items:
    Network Discovery
    File Sharing
    Public Folder Sharing
    Printer Sharing

    Also, do you have any internet security or firewall software like McAfee
    Internet Security or Norton Internet Security on the system?
    Agent Smith, Apr 2, 2007
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  3. Kathi Johnston

    R Sharratt Guest

    Sorry to jump in on this thread but I have had exactly the same issues as Kathi.
    I have tried every combination of the Network and Sharing Center's Sharing and Discovery settings, but currently they are:
    Network Discovery - On
    File Sharing - On
    Public Folder Sharing - On
    Printer Sharing - On (printer sharing doesn't work either)
    The Vista PC has Windows firewall and the XP PCs have Zone Alarm. I have tried uninstalling this to no avail.
    I can ping the VHP PC from the XP PCs.
    Any help gratefully received. Thanks

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    R Sharratt, Apr 8, 2007
  4. Dear Agent Smith (I love that name by the way),
    I kept on reading the threads, and the more and more I was lead to firewalls
    and Norton Internet Security 2007. Only a few changes on my Vista machine
    and and it worked. I went through "Personal Firewall" under "Web Browsing"
    settings, and chose "configure" then under "Personal Firewall", I chose
    "Advanced Settings" and The "General Rules" screen popped up. And unchecked
    the "BLOCK" on inbound NetBios (after reading a few other threads). Also to
    assure my network is safe I put my 4 computer's Mac Addys into my Router, so
    nothing else can log into it. I am not entirely sure WHY it worked, but once
    I restarted all 4 machines after making these settings, I was IN.

    Thanks for you help. You were on the money looking at the Virus Protection.

    Kathi Johnston, Apr 8, 2007
  5. Dear R. Sharratt:
    I posted above, you were having the same issues as I was. I thought I'd
    give you the results of what solved my problem. Hope it helps! I posted

    Kathi Johnston, Apr 8, 2007
  6. Kathi Johnston

    Fred Guest

    I have read through many threads too, and I think your solution is closest to
    my problem, but I need you to explain something better: Personal Firewall
    Fred, Apr 9, 2007
  7. Sorry Fred. I went through Norton Internet Security 2007. I only needed to
    do these settings on my VHP machine. The XP machines were fine.

    Kathi Johnston, Apr 9, 2007
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