Re: helllllllppppppppppppp going crazy with vista and xp netwoorki
Yep did all that. Turned out to be Zone Alarm Pro, though not starting at
startup, interfering with networking.
"Sripresanna [MSFT]" <SripresannaMSFT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> did we check if "Password protection" is enabled on the Vista machine
> (Network and Sharing Center)? If it is enabled, then we can try having the
> same user id & password on the Vista and XP boxes.
> Do let me know if this works.
> "Diamontina Cocktail" wrote:
>> "Sripresanna [MSFT]" <SripresannaMSFT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message news:466DCA9D-E02E-40E7-82C7-3B041B9FF206@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi Lauren,
>> > we can try a couple of things here
>> > - Ensure both the machines are on the same workgroup as James
>> > suggested.
>> > - On the Vista box, Start --> "Network" shows the XP m/c? If yes, when
>> > you
>> > try to double click on it, does it throw any error?
>> > - On the Vista machine, Start --> Run --> \\xpbox works?
>> > - On the Vista box, "Network and Sharing Center", turn on "Network
>> > Discovery" and "File and Printer Sharing" --> This should make your
>> > Vista
>> > box
>> > visible on your XP box.
>> > Please let me know the exact error and we can try to see if we can get
>> > this
>> > solved.
>> Sorry to butt in here but I can see the XP boxes from my Vista box and
>> XP boxes can see the Vista box from "View workgroup computers" option in
>> The Vista box WILL allow me to send files to the XP ones or get them from
>> there. The XP boxes cannot open anything on the Vista (business edition)
>> nor can they use the USB printer plugged into the Vista box even though
>> sharing is enabled and printer sharing is enabled. The network is all
>> wireless and the wired NIC on the Vista box, as it isn't in use, is
>> disabled. All machines are static IPs and all get internet through the
>> wireless router, wirelessly. The XP machines can swap files and alter
>> on each other just fine.
>> Any idea how to fix this one please?