Re: Unable to share root folder from Vista Notebook with Network
Also I thought that Vista was going to be more seamless across nettwerks no
matter whether they were wireless on hard wired.
> Is that all you ca do. Is there anyway to by pass the security? I mean it is
> nice to have a public folder but it is much more useful most of the time if
> you are syncing a laptop and a home PC to go to the same root directory on
> both machines, isn't it?
> "Jack (MVP-Networking)." wrote:
> > Hi
> > Vista root drive sharing is blocked by security.
> > There is no real reason to share it. If you do not want to use the public
> > sharing, make a new folder with a subfolder system, and put there every
> > thing to be shared according to your preferences.
> > Jack (MVP-Networking).
> > "bwills" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > news:AE285FDC-004F-423E-8E2C-E9A9ACD6BDF7@microsoft.com...
> > > Running XP desktop (wired to network) and Vista Biz notebook (wireless to
> > > network)...both in same Workgroup. Wanting XP desktop to access Vista
> > > notebook root drive. On Vista notebook: Setup file sharing per guidelines
> > > in
> > > various threads in this section. Network Discovery On, File Sharing On,
> > > Public folder sharing On, Password protected sharing Off. Also setup
> > > share
> > > permissions per guidelines, allowing Everyone and Guest (not really needed
> > > due to password protected sharing being off) access to the share. Not
> > > using
> > > Windows Firewall, instead using Norton Internet Security on Notebook with
> > > Personal Firewall Disabled for testing. Access results are as follows: I
> > > am
> > > able to see the share on XP desktop AND access public folder fine but
> > > receive
> > > "Access is Denied" error message saying "you may have permission to use
> > > this
> > > network resource" when attempting to access root share. Not sure what
> > > troubleshooting steps to take next, I'm fairly sure it's a share
> > > permission
> > > problem of some sort, just can't figure out the specific problem and
> > > solution. Can temporarily use the public folder sharing option but don't
> > > want to have to do this long term. Any suggestions welcome.