Issues with file sharing between Vista and windows 2000

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by ncclone, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. ncclone

    ncclone Guest

    I am having issues file sharing with my new vista computer and my old windows
    2000. I first tried using my router to create a network. I could get both
    computers onto the internet without any issue. My 2K computer could see the
    vista computer on the network but when I tried to access it would tell that
    the vista computer is not accessible, network parth was not found. My vista
    computer could not see the 2k computer. I tried just connecting the 2
    computers using a ethernet crossover cable and had the same results. Any
    suggestions of what I am doing wrong.

    thanks
     
    ncclone, Aug 18, 2007
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  2. I have a similar issue too. The difference is that I (for now) don't want an
    internet connection, only a network with a crosslink cable.

    The situation is:
    PC 1: Vista and XP, PC 2: Win2000
    XP vs Win2K: everything ok
    Vista vs Win2K (the same 2 PCs): Win2K sees everything, Vista doesn't list
    the 2K in the Network window. The strange thing is that if I enter the name
    manually ("\\whatever"), it can open the address properly.

    Network discovery in Vista is on.
    Any ideas? For example turning on something like network discovery in win2K?
    But then why does it work in XP?
     
    Viktor Erdélyi, Aug 18, 2007
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/network/evaluate/vista_fp.mspx

    The above link will help.
    Firstly you have to make sure that all computers have the same Workgroup
    name; Vista has a changed default workgroup name.

    Second, in Vista's Network and Sharing, turn ON Network Discovery, change
    public to private, turn ON file sharing, and password protected OFF.
    If you don't turn password protect off in Vista, you need a password to
    access from XP, which you don't have!
     
    Mick Murphy, Aug 18, 2007
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  4. ncclone

    ncclone Guest

    thanks Mike
    I haved used that link before and I still can't get it to work. I made the
    changes you described. I do have the networks named the same. When you say
    change from public to private, I assume you mean a public network to a
    private network? Any other ideas? Again thanks for you help!
     
    ncclone, Aug 19, 2007
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Yep; private network is for home or business.
    Public network is for wi-fi spots; so increased security.
     
    Mick Murphy, Aug 20, 2007
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  6. Vista needs LLTD responder for network discovery. I just realized that there
    is NO LLTD responder for Windwos 2000. Thus, I think there is no way to get
    it working properly.
     
    Viktor Erdélyi, Aug 29, 2007
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  7. Vista needs LLTD reponder for network discovery. I just realized that there
    is NO LLTD responder available for Windows 2000. Thus, I think that there is
    no way to get it working properly...
     
    Viktor Erdélyi, Aug 29, 2007
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  8. Vista needs LLTD reponder for network discovery. I just realized that there
    is NO LLTD responder available for Windows 2000. Thus, I think that there is
    no way to get it working properly...
     
    Viktor Erdélyi, Aug 29, 2007
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    Joe Lewis Guest

    Turn off the firewall for Symantec's no good security system, and all will be well. Leave Vista's firewall on or turn it on instead. I spent hours with Symantec about this and they do not have a fix, at this time.
     
    Joe Lewis, Jul 4, 2008
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  10. Hi
    Vista's Firewall is very good two way firewall. if you have special needs
    you can look at the Advanced part of it too.
    http://www.support4vista.com/tutorial/windows-firewall.htm
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...1B-A92A-4075-9F69-C12B7C54B52B&displaylang=en
    There is no reason to use other firewall instead of the Vista's Native one.
    If you decide to use Vista's firewall, clean the system from any other
    Firewall, Disabling is Not really getting it out of the system.
    Jack (MVP-Networking).

    in message news:...
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Jul 5, 2008
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