Vista + XP + MAC OS networking woes

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by DementedDaz, May 25, 2007.

  1. DementedDaz

    DementedDaz Guest

    I had an XP machine hosting my shared printer and all my other XP PCs and
    even MAC all worked fine.

    When I upgraded the central PC to vista it vanished from the network
    browsers on all XP and MAC machines.

    I can navigate manually to it using an ipaddress instead of its name.

    Lastly printing from the MAC doesnt work.

    I've trawled the MSFT and Apple KBs and they are suspiciously empty. Try
    searching for MAC under VISTA (on the KB) and there isnt a single hit.

    The only thing I found was kb 929451 which says the NIC GUID might change
    when upgading to Vista which messes up DNS. I dont use DNS though.
     
    DementedDaz, May 25, 2007
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  2. That could computer browser issue too. Any errors in Event Viewer?

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    I had an XP machine hosting my shared printer and all my other XP PCs and
    even MAC all worked fine.

    When I upgraded the central PC to vista it vanished from the network
    browsers on all XP and MAC machines.

    I can navigate manually to it using an ipaddress instead of its name.

    Lastly printing from the MAC doesnt work.

    I've trawled the MSFT and Apple KBs and they are suspiciously empty. Try
    searching for MAC under VISTA (on the KB) and there isnt a single hit.

    The only thing I found was kb 929451 which says the NIC GUID might change
    when upgading to Vista which messes up DNS. I dont use DNS though.
     
    Robert L [MVP - Networking], May 25, 2007
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