Thanks for responses. I was able to finally get this user's folder shared.
The way I ended up doing it is very strange. In Active Directory I had to
take his computer, move it to an OU that had no Group Policy applied to it,
and then move it back to the OU it was in. Once I did that I could ping his
PC and map drives to his shared folders. Make sense??
I experimented with another Vista PC here. I could not see this PC in the
network nor could I ping it. I tried pinging several IP's in the range that
this PC should have fallen into and didn't get any valid replies. I shared
some folders on the PC but couldn't map drives to them. I moved the PC to
an OU without any GP, restarted the PC, moved it back to where it belonged,
restarted once again. Now I am able to see the PC in the network, I can
ping it by it's name, I can map drives to the shared folders. And even more
oddly, before I did any moves when I pinged what turned out to be the PC's
IP, I got an incorrect host name.
I'm not sure why this works. But it did. It just makes me love Vista even
Thanks again for the help
"ProfQ" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Dave D wrote:
>> Hello. We are having problems sharing folders on our Vista PC's. These
>> PC's are on a domain. We go through the sharing process and add the
>> names of users. The process seems to complete properly. When the other
>> user tries to map a drive to the shared folder the message comes back
>> that the network path can not be found. We have tried turning off the
>> Windows Firewall and Symantec Endpoint Protection. I have also noticed
>> that I can not ping many of the Vista PC's. I get 'request timed out'
>> messages. Any thoughts of what might be going on with these PC's??
>> Thanks much for any thoughts.
> Dave D, I suggest you browse posts on http://www.vistahelp.ca/ forums. I
> had exactly the same problems but with different software and TechB (Kerry
> Brown) helped me out. He's an MVP but he's also excellent and his advice
> The first thing to do is create the same account with the same password on
> all the computers. Yes, a password is needed.
> Once you have created ONE user for all machines with the same password,
> when users are logged in under their own names and want to "attach" to
> another computer, you map a drive letter to the machine name
> \\machine\path\ and log into that machine as the new "general" name you
> created on all the machines. This works.
> Ask the forum about "ipconfig /all" to see why you can't ping the