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By caprico79 ·
My LAN is running on winxp sp2 .all the system on my network are in same work group,in same network with same subnet mask but not communicating to each other.Kindly help me.
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The first thing you need to know and check is

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Network Problem

XP will NOT recognise or allow itself to be seen by a machine that does not have log in ID it recognises. If you do not have domain server typr situation, you have to create accounts on each machine for each of the other machines or users on them.

I assume you're using a peer-to-peer network as you mention work group and not domain. In that case you are best to create an account on each machine for each the purposes of sharing, use the same password for that account on each machine. Then use the Properties - Sharing tab to share the resources (usually folders for storage) you wish to share on each machine. Follow this by going around each machine and use the Map Dive service to map the shared resources on each machine, using the new log on ID and password to access the mapped drive at start up. Then set that to allow any user on the machine to access the mapped drive.

The XP machines will allow the other machines to see them through the new user ID, and map the drives.

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Well Said..

by Jestible In reply to The first thing you need ...

Well said Ernest. There are mulitple websites that can be found with a simple google search to eleborate more on how to complete his directions.

Can you ping the other machines? The above information will be completely useless if they are not able to communicate in the first place.

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