Vista drives not accessable by XP

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Sigrid, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Sigrid

    Sigrid Guest

    One of the 5 computers in our Home Network got upgraded to Vista Ultimate
    It it possible from this "new" computer to go into all drives/folders on all
    the other computers in the Network.
    The other computers are able to see the new Vista computer and the shared
    drives as well as the shared "Public" drive. But we can only get into the
    Public folder and it's sub-folders. As soon as we click on one of the other
    shared drives on the Vista computer (drives D, E and F) we get the message
    "... is not accessable. You might not have permission to use this network
    resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have
    access permissions. Access is denied."
    We've tried to turn off the Firewall - but without avail.
    There are checkmarks at the LLTD in the Local Area Connection Properties.

    We can work with the network from the Vista computer but not vice versa.
    We have no problems with the network within the other computers running on
    XP - they're still accessable and everything works smooth.

    Any idea or help would be highly appreaciated.
    Many thanks in advance.
    Sigrid, Mar 6, 2007
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  2. Sigrid

    Sen [MSFT] Guest

    Sen [MSFT], Mar 6, 2007
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  3. Sigrid

    Sigrid Guest


    Thank you so very much for your info and link.

    Under "Folder Security and Share Permissions" it was the words "... will be
    using the Guest account, which is not a member of the Users group." that
    helped us a lot! We added a Guest acccount to the "Group and user names" in
    the Security tab of the Properties of each shared drive on the Vista computer
    and that did the job!
    Now we can access all shared drives and folders in the Vista computer from
    all the XP Home computers in our network.

    Again many, many thanks for your help!!!

    Sigrid, Mar 6, 2007
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