Have a small network consisting of one Win XP Media Center Ed. and one Vista\nhome premium (and an Internet router). The Vista crashed and was restored\nto factory and apps reinstalled, etc. Each computer has dedicated IP\naddress, and each runs a version of Norton Internet Security. They are in\nthe same workgroup.\n\nPrior to the Vista problem, all was generall well. Now, the XP seems to\nlose network connectivity to the Vista computer when the computers are\nturned on in the morning. This is important for many reasons, including\nthat the XP uses a printer attached to the Vista for most of the XP's\nprinting needs.\n\nI have set up a user on Vista that matches the user on XP, and have set the\nNIS on Vista to allow all connections to the IP of the XP box. And all is\nwell until that reboot. There may be more to that, but in the few days the\nrebuilt Vista has been up, that has been the story.\n\nI have been able to restore the connection by launching Network Places, and\nsearching for the name of the Vista computer. It so far does not show up in\nthe network view until I do a manual search using the computer name. Then\nwhen it comes up and I double-click on the Vista C: drive, I'm prompted for\nlogin info, which I give and then I get connected (why is this not\nautomatically done for me?). I've also mapped a drive to the Vista and set\nthat for "reconnect at login."\n\nIdeas/fixes?