RE: XP Pro and Vista Issues...
Having sharing allowed and all the other required share/network settings
correct in Vista and XP machines I could not access Vista shared
foldews/printers from XP machines, however vice-versa I could. Now, after
three days I found the solution:
My Visata machine came with McAfee antivirus preloaded. Both the Windows and
McAfee firewalls were on. As soon as I disabled the McAfee firewall the
network sharing worked as intended!
Doing a little follow-up research, I then turned off Windows firewall and
re-enabled the McAfee firewall, as well as changed the security level setting
in McAfee. At this point I was back to the "no-access" problem so I disabled
McAfee firewall and re-enabled Windows firewall. The network worked like a
carm once again. Now I assume there is an exception check box like "Allow
network folder/pinter sharing" in McAfee's firewall like there is in windows
firewall if you are wanting to use McAfee's firewall instead. Also, this may
be the same issue if you have some other another firewall enabled.
> So is it me, or do you have to be a computer programmer, and someone with 20
> years of networking experiance, just to create a simple home network with
> I have my Vista machine, and my XP Pro machine.
> The vista can find, view, and make changes to the folders and drives i have
> shared on the XP Pro machine.
> The XP Pro machine can see the computer on the network, but cant access. I
> always get the "acess is denied" error.
> I have set all the file sharing settings to on, and the password settings to
> on. I have done everything that the other threads have said to do. I have set
> the permissions to on and allow for all, and yet, i still get the access
> denied. I have even tried re-naming the network, and re-running the
> networking wizard on the XP Pro machine... STILL i get the acess denied
> Why is it the same problem with every version of windows that comes out...
> that one can do what you want it to do, but the other just cant...
> any ideas... anyone? I really need this to work.