w2000 on network "The network path was not found"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' 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.
     
    DennisP, Jan 2, 2008
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  2. Microsoft changed the default workgroups name when they introduced Vista -
    just to confuse newbies, I suppose. Anyway, go in and check that both
    machines are talking through the same workgroup.

    Keith
     
    Keith Manning, Jan 2, 2008
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  3. DennisP

    Malke Guest

    Keith - You're a busy little troll, aren't you?

    Dennis - It is completely possible to network a Win2k machine with
    Vista. Here is how to set up Vista network sharing:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx

    In addition to that:

    A. Configure firewalls on all machines to allow the Local Area Network
    (LAN) traffic as trusted. With Windows Firewall, this means allowing
    File/Printer Sharing on the Exceptions tab. With third-party firewalls,
    I usually configure the LAN allowance with an IP range. Ex. would be
    192.168.1.0-192.168.1.254. Obviously you would substitute your correct
    subnet. Do not run more than one firewall.

    B. For ease of organization, put all computers in the same Workgroup.
    This is done from the System applet in Control Panel, Computer Name tab.

    C. Create matching user accounts and passwords on all machines. You do
    not need to be logged into the same account on all machines and the
    passwords assigned to each user account can be different; the
    accounts/passwords just need to exist and match on all machines. If you
    wish a machine to boot directly to the Desktop (into one particular
    user's account) for convenience, you can do this. The instructions at
    this link work for both XP and Vista:

    Configure Windows to Automatically Login (MVP Ramesh) -
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Autologon.htm

    The control userpasswords2 process from the link above may also work for
    Win2k but I don't remember and I don't have Win2k installed on anything
    any more to check, sorry.


    Malke
     
    Malke, Jan 2, 2008
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