Vista/XP Permission Issue?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by TheMadscanner, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. Hi - I have a PC (Dell) with Vista Home, connected via ethernet to a router.
    I also have a laptop (Acer) connected by wireless to the same router. Both
    machines connect to the internet without any problems. I have placed both
    machines in the same workgroup, but am having trouble accessing either.

    From the Dell, I can ping the Acer (by IP and by name), but from the Acer I
    cannot ping the Dell at all. The Dell's Vista Network map shows the Acer as
    a device on the network.

    If I try to view the Dell from the Acer, I get the standard "Dell cannot be
    accessed. You may not have permission " error. I have done a few searches on
    the internet, but the plethora of possible solutions is somewhat confusing,
    so am looking for someone to point me in the right direction.

    TheMadscanner, Sep 30, 2007
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  2. TheMadscanner

    Dave Guest

    I had problems similar, and here's one thing I noticed:

    On one of my vista machines, in the Properties for the network connection,
    the Client for Microsoft Networks was blank. When I selected Windows Locator,
    the sharing seemed to work now.

    Hope this might help.

    Dave, Sep 30, 2007
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  3. TheMadscanner

    Chuck [MVP] Guest

    I'd try to diagnose the problem, by looking at logs from "browstat status",
    "ipconfig /all", "net config server", and "net config workstation", from each
    computer. Read this article, and linked articles, and follow instructions
    precisely (download browstat!):

    Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
    Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
    My email is AT DOT
    actual address pchuck mvps org.
    Chuck [MVP], Oct 1, 2007
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