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Old 12-06-2007
Zach
 

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Accessing Vista Resources from XP
In my Vista PC, have several folders defined as sharable and with full
control. NETBIOS is enabled on both Vista and 2 XP PCs. I can access XP
folders from Vista but not Vista folders from XP. Have turned-off Norton and
still have the problem (Windows FW is off for both Vista and XP). No problem
accessing shared XP folders from XP.

Any ideas on what the problem is ?
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Zach
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Old 12-06-2007
Mick Murphy
 

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RE: Accessing Vista Resources from XP
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx

Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.

1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
the SAME.

In Vista Network and Sharing:

Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)

Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)

File Sharing: ON

Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared
Docs)

Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, you will be
asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
from an XP computer.

Also, run the XP’s Home Network File and Printer sharing Wizard.


"Zach" wrote:

> In my Vista PC, have several folders defined as sharable and with full
> control. NETBIOS is enabled on both Vista and 2 XP PCs. I can access XP
> folders from Vista but not Vista folders from XP. Have turned-off Norton and
> still have the problem (Windows FW is off for both Vista and XP). No problem
> accessing shared XP folders from XP.
>
> Any ideas on what the problem is ?
> --
> Zach

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