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Old 12-15-2007
J J
 

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XP comp to vista lap top connection
Hi I have an XP comp connected by lan to a lap top with vista I can access
the comp no problem but I can't access the laptop from the comp. One
suggestion has been to use the network wizard in XP but I am frightened that
by doing so it will mess everything up. Help if you can.

J J

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Old 12-16-2007
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RE: XP comp to vista lap top connection
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx

Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.
How to give Permissions are there, too.

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.


"J J" wrote:

> Hi I have an XP comp connected by lan to a lap top with vista I can access
> the comp no problem but I can't access the laptop from the comp. One
> suggestion has been to use the network wizard in XP but I am frightened that
> by doing so it will mess everything up. Help if you can.
>
> J J
>
>

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