RE: Setting up a home network Xp & Vista no go
I have va similar problem trying to network an xp and a vista. When I run
netsetup.exe on the vista HB, the program returns an error. I checked the
group names, they match. Any help would be appreciated. thx!
"Robert W" wrote:
> I have a small network running where one machine is Vista and the rest are XP
> and it functions correctly, its Vista HP aswell.
> First thing to do is makesure all machines are using the same workgroup or
> sharing will not be possible. Vista sets the workgroup to WORKGROUP unlike XP
> which sets it to MSHOME. Makesure both machines have the same workgroup ID,
> check in System Properties -> Computer Name, if you need to update one hit
> the CHANGE button, a system reset will be required for the change to take
> In Vista the Public Folder needs to be set to enable sharing, Public Folder
> is the XP equivalent of Shared Documents on XP. If you have a printer
> installed you will need to enable this sharing as well, all this is done from
> the Network and Sharing Center, you also need to decide whether to have
> password sharing on or off.
> I hope this helps.
> Robert W
> "George" wrote:
> > I had a network setup with two pc's running xp. I swapped one of them out
> > for a vista home premium pc and now i have no network. I run the wizard from
> > the xp machine and put the netsetup.exe on a flash drive and place it in the
> > vista pc. I run the exe file but it fails at the end of the setup. I see
> > the vista machine in the work group when i check it from the xp pc but i see
> > nothing in the vista machine when i go to it's work group. I can't file or
> > printer share like before with two xp machines. Help me before i break this
> > thing.