simple file sharing?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by ToddAndMargo, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. ToddAndMargo

    ToddAndMargo Guest

    Hi All,

    I am trying to share files between two XP
    computers and a Vista machine. Does Vista have anything
    equivalent to XP's "use simple file sharing"?

    Many thanks,
    ToddAndMargo, Oct 25, 2008
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  2. ToddAndMargo

    Tom Allen Guest

    Disabling 'password protected sharing' is the same thing as the simple
    Guest sharing in XP.
    If your XP is Pro it's better to switch off simple file sharing and to
    leave password protected sharing on in Vista, but you do then need to
    set permission for your users on the shares.
    Perhaps get it going with simple sharing and then tighten it up.


    Tom Allen, Oct 25, 2008
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  3. Hi
    To enhance security Vista does not use simple sharing and some folders has
    restricted sharing capacity as well beyond regular sharing.
    If you want to grant access to some material to all that log on with NO
    password or other permissions, I would suggest to do it by creating a folder
    on your own under C:\ and setting its permission so that any one would be
    allow to log to this specific folder (and its sub folders if needed) without
    a password.
    By setting the security tab. By doing so you do not intervene with the
    secure set of rules that the OS set folders are adhering to.
    In general, Successful Sharing involves some general consideration in
    Network settings,
    As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what it is
    allowed to be shared.
    Vista File and Printer Sharing-
    Windows XP File Sharing -;en-us;304040
    Printer Sharing XP -
    Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
    Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista -
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Oct 25, 2008
  4. ToddAndMargo

    ToddAndMargo Guest

    Hi Jack and Tom,

    Thank you for all the tips. I turned off passwords
    and disables NetBIOS over TCP/IP. I installed non-routable
    NetBEUI and now could not share to the web if I tried.


    Many thanks,
    p.s. you get NetBEUI off of an XP disks from Extras.
    Works fine in Vista.
    ToddAndMargo, Oct 26, 2008
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