Request for a Simple Step-By-Step Guide to Networking Vista and XP

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by tomorrows_man, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. So far, I have not found a clear answer to this question anywhere, so I will
    try to request one here:

    I have four machines in my home network connected through a Belkin router.
    Two machines are wired, two wireless. Three are running XP, one is now
    running Vista RC1. The Vista machine is wired. When all four machines were
    on the workgroup "COSTELLO," they could all see/share with each other.

    Since installing Vista RC1, I have not been able to access the Vista machine
    from any of the others. I can access the XP machines from the Vista machine,
    but not vice-versa.

    I have shared the Vista's folders; I have enabled full access for
    "Everyone," I have even tried turning off the firewall. It simply will not

    I could go into a longer list of the things I have tried, but in most of
    these posts the topic is getting muddier because we are each using different
    permutations to try to get this working. If possible, I would like to find
    out -- step-by-step -- how a Vista machine should be set up in order to share
    with XP machines on a home network.

    tomorrows_man, Sep 21, 2006
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    Kerry Brown Guest

    Kerry Brown, Sep 21, 2006
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    CElliott Guest

    I had essentially the same problme as you. I could share a directory with
    WinXP and Server 2003, but not with Win2K. In Explorer on the Vista
    computer I selected the directory, then right-clicked it, and selected
    Share, then Advanced. Then I added Everyone to the groups and gave it full
    control. Now there is no problme; the Win2K machine can see and read the
    directory. I also before this change had issued the command "NET USE
    \\ComputerName\Directory password /User:ComputerName\Administrator," from
    the Win2K machine, where ComputerName is the name of the Vista RC1 machine,
    but I don't know if that matters.

    CElliott, Sep 25, 2006
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