w2000 not accessable on vista network

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by DennisP, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. DennisP

    DennisP Guest

    I have looked everywhere for the solution and believe i have everything set
    up right, but i cannot see my w2000 machine from my vista machine and
    although i can see my vista from my w2000, i get the error message "\\xxx is
    not accessible. The network path was not found. I have users set up on both
    machines and the router is working.
    Help!
     
    DennisP, Jan 2, 2008
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  2. DennisP

    Chuck [MVP] Guest

    Dennis,

    You won't ever see the Windows 2000 computer using the Network Map. The LLTD
    Responder, which is required for this to work, isn't available for Windows 2000.
    <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html#Visibility>
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html#Visibility

    As far as seeing another computer in the Network window (aka "My Network Places"
    / "Network Neighborhood"), this is generally caused by a misconfigured or
    overlooked personal firewall, or other security program.
    <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/07/advanced-windows-networking-using.html>
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/07/advanced-windows-networking-using.html

    You can diagnose the problem, using 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, and note how to run a Vista command window as
    administrator!):
    <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/troubleshooting-network-neighborhood.html#AskingForHelp>
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/troubleshooting-network-neighborhood.html#AskingForHelp

    --
    Cheers,
    Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
    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], Jan 2, 2008
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  3. DennisP

    DennisP Guest

    Thanks Chuck. You've given me a lot to do. It must be a security thing at
    the Vista end since the other system connects to other machines. This Vista
    came with Norton.

    Dennis

     
    DennisP, Jan 2, 2008
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  4. DennisP

    Chuck [MVP] Guest

    Dennis,

    Take it one step at a time, and test frequently. And ask questions here.
    <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/08/solving-network-problems-tutorial.html>
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/08/solving-network-problems-tutorial.html

    --
    Cheers,
    Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
    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], Jan 2, 2008
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