Solution to post of 12/11/2007 File and printer sharing uninstalls after reboot

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Fred, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Fred

    Fred Guest

    Had the following problem:
    I have a XP Pro desktop and a Vista Laptop networked together. I can share
    files from the XP machine to the Vista Laptop without problem. I have to
    set the Vista Laptop to file and Print sharing for MS networks check box and
    install the three components ( client, etc.) every time I reboot the laptop
    in order to be able to transfer files from the laptop to the XP desktop.
    Transferring from the XP to the Vista Laptop is not affected by rebooting,
    only transferring files from the Vista to the XP machine.

    Followed MS article that Mick Murphy referred to in post of 12/5/2007.
    Opened necessary ports on the D-link router, disabled Win firewall on both
    machines. When the XP computer is shut down, the check box for"File and
    Printer Sharing" becomes unchecked. I have had a Win98 computer and my XP
    computer networked for 6 years with no problem. This Vista system is
    becoming a real pain with all the security settings.

    Question: How do I get the Vista machine to not uninstall i.e. uncheck the
    box, "File and Print Sharing for MS Networks when it reboots or shuts down?

    Solution to anyone with a similar problem:

    Lenovo upgraded the BIOS on the Vista ThinkPad and solved the problem (check
    box for "file and Printer sharing..." stays checked after rebooting.

    Fred, Jan 8, 2008
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  2. Fred

    Malke Guest

    That's extremely important and useful information for all of us, not
    just people with the problem. Thanks so much for taking the time to post
    the solution. Much appreciated.

    Malke, Jan 8, 2008
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  3. Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Jan 8, 2008
  4. Fred

    Mick Murphy Guest

    Thank you for the info Fred.
    Have a good 2008.
    Mick Murphy, Jan 9, 2008
  5. Fred

    Carm Guest

    Fred, I sent a post a few minutes about how I solved this problem (it was a
    firewall issue). I upgraded my BIOS through Lenovo and it didn't solve my
    problem; I had to change the settings in the Norton firewall.
    Carm, Jan 10, 2008
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