New Vista laptop and old XP-Pro desktop

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Ed Stevens, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. Ed Stevens

    Ed Stevens Guest

    I just purchased a new lapton and need to connect to a shared folder
    on my old desktop to pull some files over.

    Here's the current setup:
    I've had this running for a few years:
    Old desktop - IBM Aptiva running Win XP-Pro
    Linksys broadband wireless router w/ 4-port switch

    Just added:
    New HP Pavillion dv6000 running Vista Home Premium

    Both computers are connected to the switch - no wireless connections
    at this point

    When I try to map a network drive on the Vista machine (from Vista to
    XP), I can browse the network and see the XP machine, its two shared
    folders and the shared printer. But when I select either of the
    shared folders or printer there is a delay of serveral seconds (about
    10 to 15?) followed by a pop-up:

    <-- begin pop-up quote -->
    \\<name of XP machine here>\<share name here> is not accessible. you
    might not have permission to sue this networkresource. Contact the
    administrator of this server to find out if you have access
    permissions.

    Not enough server storage is available to process this command
    <-- end pop-up quote -->

    If I try to map from the XP machine, browsing the network reveals two
    workgroups:

    +Entire Network
    ++Microsoft Windows Network
    +++MSHOME
    ++++<name of XP machine here>
    +++Workgroup
    ++++<name of VIsta machine here>

    Double clicking on the name of the Vista machine returns nothing --
    the OK button remains greyed out.

    Firewalls? The router is running its firewall, Norton Protection
    Center on the XP is running its inbound firewall, and the Windows
    firewall on the XP is on. Hmm. Firewall overkill?

    The Vista machine is right out of the box, also has Norton Internet
    Security firewall on, Windows Firewall is off.

    Suggestions?
     
    Ed Stevens, Aug 12, 2007
    #1
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  2. Sounds like permission issue. have you assigned permissions in the Security tab? These posts may help,
    Vista sharing issues
    Solved: Vista sharing - Access denied ... To share a folder, there are two places, you need to assign permission. sharing and security tabs. ...
    http;//www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistasharing.htm - Similar pages

    Vista common issue - can see but ...
    cannot access the folders/files on C:. The laptop/Vista can see and access ... Access is denied." We've tried to turn off the Firewall - but without avail. ...
    http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums/viewtopic.php?t=450


    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    I just purchased a new lapton and need to connect to a shared folder
    on my old desktop to pull some files over.

    Here's the current setup:
    I've had this running for a few years:
    Old desktop - IBM Aptiva running Win XP-Pro
    Linksys broadband wireless router w/ 4-port switch

    Just added:
    New HP Pavillion dv6000 running Vista Home Premium

    Both computers are connected to the switch - no wireless connections
    at this point

    When I try to map a network drive on the Vista machine (from Vista to
    XP), I can browse the network and see the XP machine, its two shared
    folders and the shared printer. But when I select either of the
    shared folders or printer there is a delay of serveral seconds (about
    10 to 15?) followed by a pop-up:

    <-- begin pop-up quote -->
    \\<name of XP machine here>\<share name here> is not accessible. you
    might not have permission to sue this networkresource. Contact the
    administrator of this server to find out if you have access
    permissions.

    Not enough server storage is available to process this command
    <-- end pop-up quote -->

    If I try to map from the XP machine, browsing the network reveals two
    workgroups:

    +Entire Network
    ++Microsoft Windows Network
    +++MSHOME
    ++++<name of XP machine here>
    +++Workgroup
    ++++<name of VIsta machine here>

    Double clicking on the name of the Vista machine returns nothing --
    the OK button remains greyed out.

    Firewalls? The router is running its firewall, Norton Protection
    Center on the XP is running its inbound firewall, and the Windows
    firewall on the XP is on. Hmm. Firewall overkill?

    The Vista machine is right out of the box, also has Norton Internet
    Security firewall on, Windows Firewall is off.

    Suggestions?
     
    Robert L [MVP - Networking], Aug 12, 2007
    #2
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  3. Ed Stevens

    Ed Stevens Guest

    No joy. Here's what I found ...

    http;//www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistasharing.htm -- redirected to a
    Wikipedia page ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP

    On the XP machine (the one I am trying to map *to*), going to the
    shared folder and selecting "shareing and security -- sharing", I see
    the following:
    - share this folder on the network -- checked
    - allow network users to change my files - checked
    - Windows firewall is configured to allow this folder to be shared
    with other computers on the network.

    Also, on the XP machine, I created a new account with the same name
    and password as the user (non-admin) account I am working from on the
    Vista laptop.

    - Ed
     
    Ed Stevens, Aug 12, 2007
    #3
  4. Sorry, it is http://www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistasharing.htm (it is http: not http;).

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    Sounds like permission issue. have you assigned permissions in the Security tab? These posts may help,
    Vista sharing issues
    Solved: Vista sharing - Access denied ... To share a folder, there are two places, you need to assign permission. sharing and security tabs. ...
    http://www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistasharing.htm

    Vista common issue - can see but ...
    cannot access the folders/files on C:. The laptop/Vista can see and access ... Access is denied." We've tried to turn off the Firewall - but without avail. ...
    http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums/viewtopic.php?t=450


    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    I just purchased a new lapton and need to connect to a shared folder
    on my old desktop to pull some files over.

    Here's the current setup:
    I've had this running for a few years:
    Old desktop - IBM Aptiva running Win XP-Pro
    Linksys broadband wireless router w/ 4-port switch

    Just added:
    New HP Pavillion dv6000 running Vista Home Premium

    Both computers are connected to the switch - no wireless connections
    at this point

    When I try to map a network drive on the Vista machine (from Vista to
    XP), I can browse the network and see the XP machine, its two shared
    folders and the shared printer. But when I select either of the
    shared folders or printer there is a delay of serveral seconds (about
    10 to 15?) followed by a pop-up:

    <-- begin pop-up quote -->
    \\<name of XP machine here>\<share name here> is not accessible. you
    might not have permission to sue this networkresource. Contact the
    administrator of this server to find out if you have access
    permissions.

    Not enough server storage is available to process this command
    <-- end pop-up quote -->

    If I try to map from the XP machine, browsing the network reveals two
    workgroups:

    +Entire Network
    ++Microsoft Windows Network
    +++MSHOME
    ++++<name of XP machine here>
    +++Workgroup
    ++++<name of VIsta machine here>

    Double clicking on the name of the Vista machine returns nothing --
    the OK button remains greyed out.

    Firewalls? The router is running its firewall, Norton Protection
    Center on the XP is running its inbound firewall, and the Windows
    firewall on the XP is on. Hmm. Firewall overkill?

    The Vista machine is right out of the box, also has Norton Internet
    Security firewall on, Windows Firewall is off.

    Suggestions?
     
    Robert L [MVP - Networking], Aug 13, 2007
    #4
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