On Wed, 9 May 2007 13:32:01 -0700, Gavin <Gavin@discussions.microsoft.com>
>I have a desktop PC running Vista Ultimate Ed, and I hooked up a Western
>Digital 250gb external usb hard drive. I am trying to get it to where I can
>save from my laptop running xp to that drive as well. When I check the
>permissions, the option of adding my laptop's user isn't even an option.
>What can I do to give my laptop open access to the drive?
>Thanks in Advance,
With peer-peer networking, you have to setup local accounts on each computer.
If you disabled Password Protected Sharing (PPS) then you can simply enable
Guest. If you enabled PPS, then you have to setup identical accounts, with
non-blank password, on both computers.
Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck mvps org.