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Problems Sharing on Network with XP & Vista

By BorgInva ·
I searched all over and find so many topics on the issue that it is not just overwhelming, but a lot of it does not even pertain to my issue.

Dell sent me a replacement laptop but it has Vista Business on it, not XP pro (do not get me started on it but I will find a way to get it into Ultimate later, or format the sucker into XP Pro SP3) without telling me. I turned it on and set it up with no password, as I am the only user. The Vista can see the XP machines and access the files, but the XPs can not. One XP can not even access the shared folders of Vista. The other XP is being asked to enter in a login.

I have never touched Vista ever, and never planned to. However, at the moment on this new laptop, this is what I have. The only account on this laptop has no password. The whole drive is shared, but does not seem to work.

So, do you happen to know of a good site that tells you how to get sharing to work?

Thank you.

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Take a look at these sites

by Nimmo In reply to Problems Sharing on Netwo ...

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

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Introducing-Vistas-Network-Center.html

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Well....

by BorgInva In reply to Take a look at these site ...

Well, the tech site helped as bit. Vista sucks so much that I had to go in and add EVERYONE with co-owner access to get "some" folders to be shared. The C drive itself is still not accessible. I guess M$ does not want me accessing the whole drive remotely, as it rather have me share dozens of folders individually. At least I can share a few, but not all, nor do I have access to folders locally for some reason, and this laptop only has one account.

I keep you posted on progress.

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This link will show you the new Folder structure

by Jacky Howe In reply to Well....

http://www.jimmah.com/vista/Security/junctions.aspx

If you haven't enabled it yet.

Turn on network discovery in Network and Sharing Center

There are two network discovery states:

On

This state enables you to see other network computers and devices from your computer and enables people on other network computers to see your computer. You can also access shared files and devices on other computers and other people can access shared files devices on your computer.

Off

This state prevents you from seeing other network computers and devices from your computer and prevents people on other network computers from seeing your computer. You cannot access shared files and devices on other computers and other people cannot access shared files and devices on your computer.

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