Mapping a network drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Diane K, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. Diane K

    Diane K Guest

    I have 2 systems with one on XPSP2 and one on Vista Ultimate. The Vista
    drive is shared with permissions set to Full Control. On the XP machine, I
    need to create a mapped drive to the Vista system, but when I go to Map
    Network Drive, I see the Vista computer, but it won't let me choose a drive
    letter or folder. None appear and the OK button is greyed out.

    I can create a map from the Vista to the XP, but not the other way around.
    What am I missing? I need to create the mapped drive so I can access my
    accounting software....


    Diane K, Feb 6, 2007
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  2. Hi Diane,

    Based on what you've described below, I'm assuming that from the XP machine
    you are using the browse button to get to the Vista machine? What happens
    if you specify the vista machine and share in the Folder: box instead of
    clicking browse? Are you able to connect to the share from the XP machine
    by going Start - Run -\\<machinename>\<sharename>?


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    Nico Tomacelli [MSFT], Feb 7, 2007
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  3. Diane K

    r2mike Guest

    Here is my issue..

    With XP Pro I used to go to control panel and then admin tools, loca
    security settings, and adjust settings in there such as "user with n
    passwords" and sharing "as local et

    Can't find that in Vista

    When I try to find the shared folder on my Vista machine looking from
    Windows XP pro pc I can't see it. This is with the same workgroup name

    When I put in \\name of pc\name of share\ it asks me for a user an

    But if I am logged in as the same user and pass on both machines i
    doesn't ask for user and pass.

    r2mike, Mar 9, 2009
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