Laptop cannot share resources to Desktop (Both are XP Pro)

By johnleoang ·
when i type \\(desktopname) on start->run on the laptop i can access the shared files/printers of the desktop, however if i do this on the desktop \\(laptopname) it saids that "(laptopname) is not accessible. you might not have permision to use this network resource etc.")

My main problem was, i cant add the printer using the desktop if the server is the laptop. And came to the testing i mentioned earlier.

But if the server is the desktop, i added the printer with no prob using the laptop.

can anyone help me? plss.. thanks

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On your laptop

by tintoman In reply to Laptop cannot share resou ...

Turn on file and printer sharing
Go to network connections, select the properties of your network connection, tick the box for file and printer sharing

If this does not work run the set up a home or small business network wizard and turn on file and printer sharing in the process

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