You need to assign permissions or create identical user on both computers. This link may help,
Vista common issue - can see but access
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"tony" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:B1FA2484-4D05-46C6-859A-2279AF356725@microsoft.com...
Ok, from all the threads below...im still confused and at square 1....
I have a XP Desktop PC connected to a DSL wireless router via Ethernet
I also now have a Vista Laptop that connects to the wireless router.
On the vista machine, i have turned on Network Discovery, File Sharing,
Public Folder Sharing, Printer Sharing. Turned off Password Protected
Sharing, and Media Sharing.
What steps do i need to take to allow these two computers to see eachother
and communicate, file share, printer share....etc.
i have tried everything i can think of with the two machines and still can
not figure this out....
does anyone have some step by step instructions...
do i need to create a workgroup on the XP machine, or the Vista machine?
Do i need to create the same user accounts on both machines?
i need some serious help please.