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Problems with peer to peer XP networking

By JWALSH ·
I have 3 XP desktops that I need to set up as a peer to peer network. Each computer has the same workgroup name and I set a printer and folder on one computer as shared. I also setup users and access to the shared items. I have done this many times with W2K with ease....
My problem is that I cannot access the shared items from the other two computers. Am I missing something here? I am tempted to re-format the drives and install W2K. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

FYI: I can ping each computer and tried the XP "Wizard" for workgroup networking. Also disabled the XP firewall.

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by jireland607 In reply to Problems with peer to pee ...

can you see the other computers on the network at all when you show entire network?

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by willcomp In reply to Problems with peer to pee ...

Ensure that NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled and that file and printer sharing is enabled.

You can also install NetBEUI protocol. If memory is correct, another similar post on Tech Republic was resolved by doing so.

Dalton

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by shanna In reply to Problems with peer to pee ...

Make sure you also have identical user accounts and matchiing passwords for each PC ON each PC.

Hope this helps.

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by CG IT In reply to Problems with peer to pee ...

try looking at the local security policy on each machine, specifically, Security options \ Access this computer from the network. Might add in the machine accounts.

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by JWALSH In reply to Problems with peer to pee ...

Thank you all for your help. I tried your suggestions and still had no luck....maybe it's me, but I have not had ANY good experiences with XP. What I did do was to format the drives, installed W2K and everything is working fine.
All of my future desktop purchases will come with a blank drive and I'll install W2K. It's worth the little extra time.
Thanks again.

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