> Here's my problem. I've got a recent Imac running OSX 10.4, an old PC running
> XP and a new PC running Vista. They are all on a network in the same
> workgroup. I can connect to either PC from the Mac. I can connect to the
> Vista and Mac from the XP. But the Vista machine can only connect to the XP
> not to the Mac. All machines show up on each other's network windows. When I
> try to connect to the Mac from Vista, I get a login box. All my logins fail.
> The exact same logins work from the XP!
> A few more details. The network is thru a Linksys WRT54G router. The Mac and
> XP machines are wired to the network. The Vista machine is normally wireless
> but I've also tried it wired. Firewalls are turned off everywhere. The Mac
> is set for Personal File Sharing, Windows Sharing and Remote Login. Any
I assume that you remembered to create user accounts/passwords on the
Mac that match the ones on Vista. If you forgot...
Also, some adjustment needs to be made when connecting to *nix systems
(like OS X) from Vista:
To enable Windows Vista to connect to Mac OS X with Windows File Sharing
enabled, you will need to change the following policy in Windows Vista:
Click on "Local Policies" --> "Security Options"
Navigate to the policy "Network Security: LAN Manager authentication
level" and double-click it to get its Properties. By default Windows
Vista sets the policy to "NTVLM2 responses only". Use the drop-down
arrow to change this to "LM and NTLM – use NTLMV2 session security if
In Vista Home Premium, you won't have this tool so per Steve Winograd, do:
1. Run the registry editor and open this key:
1. If it doesn't already exist, create a DWORD value named
3. Set the value to 1
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