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Old 12-24-2007
THawk
 

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Network neighbourhood on Vista
Hi! My Vista does not see other XP machines in the same workgroup and, as a
concequence, cannot use a shared printer. Network detection and file sharing
is on. Any ideas?
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Old 12-24-2007
Chuck [MVP]
 

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Re: Network neighbourhood on Vista
On Sun, 23 Dec 2007 23:51:00 -0800, THawk <THawk@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote:

>Hi! My Vista does not see other XP machines in the same workgroup and, as a
>concequence, cannot use a shared printer. Network detection and file sharing
>is on. Any ideas?


This will generally be caused by a misconfigured or overlooked personal firewall
or other security program.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/07/advanced-windows-networking-using.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/0...ing-using.html

And there are known gotchas involved with Windows Vista.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/1...-together.html

You could diagnose the problem, using logs from "browstat status", "ipconfig
/all", "net config server", and "net config workstation", from the problem
computer, and one or two others. Read this article, and linked articles, and
follow instructions precisely (Download browstat, and note how to use a command
window under Vista!):
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/troubleshooting-network-neighborhood.html#AskingForHelp>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...#AskingForHelp

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Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
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