sharing files between Vista Business & Vista Home Premium

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by GeekforHire, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. GeekforHire

    GeekforHire Guest

    I have a laptop with Vista Business and a desktop with Vista Home Premium.

    All my files are stored on my Vista Home machine.

    When I try to access the files from my laptop, it always requires
    the username and password on the Vista Home machine after
    a reboot. And, then some days it will allow me to access the files
    and some days it won't. I have to reboot several times to get
    them to talk again.

    I also have another desktop with Vista Home. It never requires
    a user name or password to access the Vista Home machine, but
    it sometimes can access the files and sometimes can't -- just like
    the laptop.

    I have changed user names, workgroup names, uninstalled all
    firewall/av software except Windows Firewall, opened up all permissions
    on both computers: no password requirement, discovery on, public
    file sharing 'on', file sharing 'on', changed the network type to private
    -- all to no avail.

    Please help. I'm at my wits end.
    GeekforHire, Jul 3, 2007
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  2. If you're not using a specified account ("no password requirement" = Password
    Protected Sharing Off??) then you need Guest activated for network access.

    Or maybe you have cached a token already, from a previous connection (VB / VHP
    will I believe both cache tokens).

    Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
    Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
    My email is AT DOT
    actual address pchuck mvps org.
    Chuck [MVP - Windows Networking], Jul 4, 2007
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