Interesting problem similar to others- unique twist

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Robert J. Lafayette, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Three computers: One Vista Home Premium with printer (a), one XP Home SP2
    with printer (b), and one XP Home SP2 - no printer (c).

    Thus, Two printers, and certain file sharing is wanted among all three.

    Before Vista machine networking was fine both 'b' and 'c' could share
    assigned files and printers.

    'B' and 'c' have Avast AV and Comodo appropriately turned off during
    networking set up.

    'A' has Avast and NO Comodo: using Microsoft Defender and Windows Vista

    "A" is ethernet/ hard wired to wireless modem, and "b" and "c" are wireless.

    Originally, "a' could print to 'c' but not 'b'.

    All three ping fine. Figured out how to get Vista (a) networked -- and thus Vista networking connected to 'b' to
    print but have no access to shared files on 'b' yet.

    Thus 'b' can print via 'a',

    and 'c' can print via 'a'.

    'B' CAN see files on 'a' and 'c'.

    C can see files on 'b'.

    'B' and 'c' can see files on 'a'.

    Please be clear with very specific instructions so I can have file sharing
    in Vista from B.

    Yet I can see 'c' files in Vista 'a';

    network and sharing folder.
    But no 'b' files, yet.

    All I get is access denied with a message that reads:

    "\\STEPH is not accessible. you might not have permission to use this
    network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if
    you have access permissions. ACCESS DENIED."

    'b' and 'c' both have the Microsoft update KB922120 to link all computers.
    (Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder (KB922120).

    Go figure!.

    Robert J. Lafayette, Jan 13, 2008
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  2. Robert J. Lafayette

    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 15, 2008
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  3. Thanks Mick,
    did all that and still no file sharing from B to Vista machine or file
    sharing of B machine to A or C.

    Evidently it is something unique to B machine. Will investigate further,

    But I can print!

    At least that works OK due to a separate configuration I make in the printer
    share system of the Vista machine.

    Baffled for sure.


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