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WIN XP PRO and WIN 2K PRO HOME NETWORK NIGHTMARE!

By bob ·
I have 2 pc's. 1 running xp pro and the other 2k pro. They are both connected to a d link g604t router. I have created the same workgroup on both machines but i'm unable to get them to talk. So far the xp can ping the 2k but not the otherway round....i can see the xp machine through the 2k's My Network Places/Entire network but cannot access it. when i go to view work group computers on the Xp machine it come back with the message "dcp is not accesible you might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. the list of servers for this work group is not currently available" if i try on the 2K box it returns with message "desktop2 is unavailable the network path was not found....any ideas FULLY appreciated?

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by rightuareken In reply to WIN XP PRO and WIN 2K PRO ...

I have been having the same problem with XP Pro and Home. I had to create a new account on the XP Pro box and then the same account (identical username and password) on the Home unit. I turned off simple file sharing on Pro (My Computer-->Tools-->folder options-->View-->uncheck 'use simple file sharing') Then I went in and under the security tab in the Pro's shared folder made sure that the newly created account had full permissions (and you'd have to do that for each thing you want to share.) Now when I log in under this new account on the Home box I have no trouble getting to the shared resources on the Pro machine.

Oddly enough, when you boot in safe mode on a XP Home machine and use the Administrator account you can see all of the XP Pro's stuff. Bizarre. I didn't have any luck in simply enabling "everyone" to have access to the Pro's files. Please let me know if you find a better workaround. I got this far by reading a number of online resources - Microsoft's file sharing documentation doesn't really address this.

Cheers,
Steve

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by troylhutchison In reply to WIN XP PRO and WIN 2K PRO ...

What are you using for IP address? try using 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0

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