Problems with network sharing

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by cf, Mar 19, 2006.

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    cf Guest

    I've made a sharing for my girlfriend to backup some data, but she
    can't write-access it, even if, when I mount it as a network share on
    her WinXP Home SP2 laptop, I set "log on as a different user" and I
    give "VISTACOMPUTER\mylogin" / my_password.
    And for my HD media player (DVico Tvix M5000-U), which needs a share to
    access movies on my computer (if i've not put them in the integrated
    hard disk), it needs Guest account to access the share. But even if
    I've enabled Guest account, allowed Network sharing in Vista FW, set
    all the rights to Guest on this shared folder, (and even if I disable
    the firewall), the player can't access the share, it seems unable to
    even see the share, while if I reboot to XP, where I've done the same
    things, there's no problem at all.
    I'd like to make it work with Vista, so I would not have to reboot to
    XP sometimes.
    Does anyone see what I could have forgotten?
    Thank you

    cf, Mar 19, 2006
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    cf Guest

    cf a écrit :
    I forgot to say it's with 5308.17

    cf, Mar 19, 2006
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  3. If you are using Vista 5308 Home Premium or Home Basic you may have some
    trouble getting file or folder sharing to work. There are a couple of known
    bugs in that area.

    To fix the problem with your media player give this a try:
    1. Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> File and Printer Sharing
    2. Under the network resources select "Anyone who is on the same
    network as this computer"
    3. Click save.
    4. Right-click the folder you want to share, select "Properties", click
    the classic button, check "Yes, share this folder"

    Your media player should now be able to connect as a guest to the folder
    you've shared.

    As for the problem with mounting the network did you create the
    share on the folder?
    Robert Sweeney [MS], Mar 21, 2006
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