On Mon, 17 Sep 2007 10:24:27 -0700, jmellis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>I'm trying to share a folder on my new vista business laptop with my old
>computers running XP Pro. I've followed all the steps found on Microsoft's
>Technet article "File and Printer Sharing in Windows
>Vista"(http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx). When I try
>to map the folder on my XP machines I get "The network path \\computer\share
>cannot be found". I have no third-party firewall on any of the machines and
>the Windows Firewall on Vista is turned off. My vista computer isn't seen in
>the Available computers in the workgroup on the XP machines. However, when I
>ping the Vista computer by name I get a reply. Mapping a share from one of
>the XP machines on the Vista machine is no problem. What am I missing to get
>a Vista share mapped to my XP machines?
I'd check the NetBT setting, and the personal firewalls, and make sure that they
are all properly set.
What antivirus protection do you have? Make sure there's no antiworm component
We could look at logs from "browstat status", "ipconfig /all", "net config
server", and "net config workstation", from each computer, and maybe diagnose
the problem. Read this article, and linked articles, and follow instructions
precisely (download browstat!):
Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
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actual address pchuck mvps org.