Vista networking limited to Vista machines?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Stubby, Jul 5, 2008.

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    Stubby Guest

    I have an old machine running Win2K and a new laptop running Vista. Both
    machines are in a workgroup. The Vista machine can see itself, the Win2K
    machine and the router. However, the Win2K machine can see only itself.
    Can someone tell me if Microsoft did this purposely to encourage people to
    migrate to Vista?

    Everything seems to be configured properly. If someone can tell me how to
    check out things thoroughly, that will help. TIA
    Stubby, Jul 5, 2008
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    Nonny Guest


    And Microsoft is also behind Global Warming, is secretly the funding
    behind Area 51, and is a major player in the New World Order.
    Nonny, Jul 5, 2008
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    Mr. Arnold Guest

    I would suspect the Win 2K is using Netbeui on the NIC which has been
    installed by default - out dated technology. I think that if you remove
    Netbeui off the NIC and just have Client for MS Networks and TCP on the NIC,
    it might work for you.
    Mr. Arnold, Jul 5, 2008

  4. No, there is no restriction on Windows 2000 machines or, Windows XP
    machines participating in a workgroup with Vista computers. It works
    fine. You clearly have something set up improperly.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Jul 5, 2008
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    Stubby Guest

    Good info. Thanks.
    Stubby, Jul 5, 2008
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    Stubby Guest

    I will try that. I appreciate your help.
    Stubby, Jul 5, 2008

  7. You're welcome. Glad to help. Sorry I can't be more specific about
    what might be wrong, but I lay no claim to being a networking expert.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Jul 5, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    With both 2000 and Vista, you will have to make identical user accounts and
    password on both machines.
    Mick Murphy, Jul 5, 2008
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