two Vista Machines can not talk

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Carpetking, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. Carpetking

    Carpetking Guest

    Hi there,

    We have two Vista 'Home' machines that are both part of the same work group.
    They both can see each other. In other words, when we go out to the network
    on either machine, both can be seen.

    On the machine in our 'Front Room', I can see that machine and the one in my
    office from the Network administration. When I hit the 'Office' PC from the
    'Front Room' it prompts me for a user ID and password. I can then open up the
    folders and files on the 'C' drive of the 'Office' PC.

    When sitting at the 'Office' pc, I can see both that PC and the one in the
    'Front Room' from Network administration. But, I can not see the 'C' drive or
    anything else. When I double click on the 'Front Room' pc I get a response
    that says there is a problem communicating. When I click 'Diagnose' it thinks
    for a while and then comes back saying it can not 'Diagnose' the problem. It
    never prompts me for a user ID or password. Both machines have a user ID and
    password established.

    I have file and print sharing turned on, on both machines as well as their
    'C' drives shared. Both have been cold booted and the problem still
    continues. Any thoughts on why I can see and work with things from one
    computer, but not the other? Help! Thanks! - Eric-
     
    Carpetking, Oct 2, 2007
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  2. Assuming you know the 'Front Room' computer IP, what do you receive if using
    net view \\'Front Room'IP command from Office?

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    Robert L \(MS-MVP\), Oct 2, 2007
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Mick Murphy, Oct 3, 2007
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  4. Carpetking

    Carpetking Guest

    Hi there Everyone,

    Well, once I deleted Norton anti virus from one machine and MacAfee from the
    other, my network issues were resolved. I disabled both of their firewalls
    first and this did not resolve my issue. But, removing their software
    packages did. I will now be installing 'One Live' on both machines so that we
    can do virus checking and backups on a regular basis.

    Thank you everyone for your input.
     
    Carpetking, Oct 4, 2007
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  5. Carpetking

    Carpetking Guest

    Hi there Everyone,

    Well, once I deleted Norton anti virus from one machine and MacAfee from the
    other, my network issues were resolved. I disabled both of their firewalls
    first and this did not resolve my issue. But, removing their software
    packages did. I will now be installing 'One Live' on both machines so that we
    can do virus checking and backups on a regular basis.

    Thank you everyone for your input.
     
    Carpetking, Oct 4, 2007
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