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Old 07-10-2007
DonR
 

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Vista Business And XP Pro file and directory sharing issues
Environment
Windows XP Pro Peer to Peer server with easy file sharing
Multiple (3) XP Pro Clients
Multiple Vista (2) Business Clients

There are no problems with win XP pro clients and the Win XP Pro peer to
peer server.

The windows vista business clients can save a file from word 2007, excel
2007, vista's notepad, or vista's wordpad to their respective XP Pro server
user diretory.

The following error occurs - In vista's windows explorer if you try to
create a file, rename an existing file, or rename an existing directory.
"\\WinXPProPeertoPeerServer\user\My Doucments\folder does not exist. The
file may have been moved or deleted." " Do you want to creat it?"

Don Raymond
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Old 07-11-2007
Chuck [MVP]
 

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Re: Vista Business And XP Pro file and directory sharing issues
On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 15:44:01 -0700, DonR <DonR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Environment
>Windows XP Pro Peer to Peer server with easy file sharing
>Multiple (3) XP Pro Clients
>Multiple Vista (2) Business Clients
>
>There are no problems with win XP pro clients and the Win XP Pro peer to
>peer server.
>
>The windows vista business clients can save a file from word 2007, excel
>2007, vista's notepad, or vista's wordpad to their respective XP Pro server
>user diretory.
>
>The following error occurs - In vista's windows explorer if you try to
>create a file, rename an existing file, or rename an existing directory.
>"\\WinXPProPeertoPeerServer\user\My Doucments\folder does not exist. The
>file may have been moved or deleted." " Do you want to creat it?"
>
>Don Raymond


Don,

The "... \user\My Doucments\ ..." folder tree is user personal. Are you
authenticating to the server as Guest, or with a specific non-Guest account?
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/06/file-sharing-under-windows-xp.html#Guest>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...-xp.html#Guest

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Old 07-11-2007
DonR
 

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Re: Vista Business And XP Pro file and directory sharing issues
Thank you for you taking the time to respond.
The users files on the xp pro peer to peer are stored in
....\user\username\... not username\My Documents\...

The ...user\username\... created and shared with "use simple file sharing"
and works fine for the XP clients. The actual "Network Sharing and Security"
settings are "share this folder on the network" and "Allow network users to
change my files"

There should be no need for user names or profiles to be created on the xp
peer to peer with "simple file sharing".

Thanky Don

--
Thanks for your time.


"Chuck [MVP]" wrote:

> On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 15:44:01 -0700, DonR <DonR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >Environment
> >Windows XP Pro Peer to Peer server with easy file sharing
> >Multiple (3) XP Pro Clients
> >Multiple Vista (2) Business Clients
> >
> >There are no problems with win XP pro clients and the Win XP Pro peer to
> >peer server.
> >
> >The windows vista business clients can save a file from word 2007, excel
> >2007, vista's notepad, or vista's wordpad to their respective XP Pro server
> >user diretory.
> >
> >The following error occurs - In vista's windows explorer if you try to
> >create a file, rename an existing file, or rename an existing directory.
> >"\\WinXPProPeertoPeerServer\user\My Doucments\folder does not exist. The
> >file may have been moved or deleted." " Do you want to creat it?"
> >
> >Don Raymond

>
> Don,
>
> The "... \user\My Doucments\ ..." folder tree is user personal. Are you
> authenticating to the server as Guest, or with a specific non-Guest account?
> <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/06/file-sharing-under-windows-xp.html#Guest>
> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...-xp.html#Guest
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
> Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
> My email is AT DOT
> actual address pchuck mvps org.
>

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Old 07-11-2007
Chuck [MVP]
 

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Re: Vista Business And XP Pro file and directory sharing issues
On Wed, 11 Jul 2007 01:12:00 -0700, DonR <DonR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>"Chuck [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 15:44:01 -0700, DonR <DonR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>> >Environment
>> >Windows XP Pro Peer to Peer server with easy file sharing
>> >Multiple (3) XP Pro Clients
>> >Multiple Vista (2) Business Clients
>> >
>> >There are no problems with win XP pro clients and the Win XP Pro peer to
>> >peer server.
>> >
>> >The windows vista business clients can save a file from word 2007, excel
>> >2007, vista's notepad, or vista's wordpad to their respective XP Pro server
>> >user diretory.
>> >
>> >The following error occurs - In vista's windows explorer if you try to
>> >create a file, rename an existing file, or rename an existing directory.
>> >"\\WinXPProPeertoPeerServer\user\My Doucments\folder does not exist. The
>> >file may have been moved or deleted." " Do you want to creat it?"
>> >
>> >Don Raymond

>>
>> Don,
>>
>> The "... \user\My Doucments\ ..." folder tree is user personal. Are you
>> authenticating to the server as Guest, or with a specific non-Guest account?
>> <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/06/file-sharing-under-windows-xp.html#Guest>
>> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...-xp.html#Guest


>Thank you for you taking the time to respond.
>The users files on the xp pro peer to peer are stored in
>...\user\username\... not username\My Documents\...
>
>The ...user\username\... created and shared with "use simple file sharing"
>and works fine for the XP clients. The actual "Network Sharing and Security"
>settings are "share this folder on the network" and "Allow network users to
>change my files"
>
>There should be no need for user names or profiles to be created on the xp
>peer to peer with "simple file sharing".
>
>Thanky Don


So the folder in question is "\user\username\", not "username\My Documents\".
So why does Vista report "\user\My Doucments\"?

Anyway, you can permission the Security on a folder, to allow anyone to read and
change any files in any folders. With Guest being used for Sharing (network
access), any files in the "\user\" folder structure aren't going to be
accessible, without major tweaking.

Only the owner of the folder will have share access. Since Guest is the only
account used for sharing, under SFS, the owner won't have access.

Read about Security vs Sharing permissions.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/09/server-access-authorisation.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...orisation.html

And about the limitations of Guest only access.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/06/file-sharing-under-windows-xp.html#Guest>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...-xp.html#Guest

BTW, top posting, combined with using a delimited signature (starting with a
line "-- ") is counter productive.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/how-to-post-on-usenet-and-encourage.html#TopPosting>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...tml#TopPosting

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http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
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actual address pchuck mvps org.
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Old 07-11-2007
Chuck [MVP]
 

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Re: Vista Business And XP Pro file and directory sharing issues
On Wed, 11 Jul 2007 01:12:00 -0700, DonR <DonR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Thank you for you taking the time to respond.
>The users files on the xp pro peer to peer are stored in
>...\user\username\... not username\My Documents\...
>
>The ...user\username\... created and shared with "use simple file sharing"
>and works fine for the XP clients. The actual "Network Sharing and Security"
>settings are "share this folder on the network" and "Allow network users to
>change my files"
>
>There should be no need for user names or profiles to be created on the xp
>peer to peer with "simple file sharing".
>
>Thanky Don


The files are reported as "\user\username\" by a Vista client, when they
actually are in "\documents and settings\username\" on the XP server. Or did
you setup "C:\Users\..." on the server?
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2007/07/windows-vista-and-personal-storage.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2007/0...l-storage.html

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http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
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Old 07-12-2007
DonR
 

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Re: Vista Business And XP Pro file and directory sharing issues
I have read "Most" of your blog of Pchuck's Network and it is quite impressive.
May I please ask the question again?

Environment
p2p server with Winxppro SFS shared directory c:\users\don\my Documents\Word
or Excel or any other sub directory.

The xp clients have no problems.

The vista business clients can creat a file in word, excel, notepad, or
wordpad and call that file up and change the data and save it again.

The Vista clients only can not using vista windows explorer rename a file or
move a file. The Vista clients can not rename a directory, or move a
directory.

The following error occurs - In vista's windows explorer if you try to
create a file, rename an existing file, or rename an existing directory.
"\\WinXPProPeertoPeerServer\user\My Doucments\folder does not exist. The
file may have been moved or deleted." " Do you want to create it?"

Why are the XP clients able to rename and move files and directories when
the vista clients can't?

Thank you

Don

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"Chuck [MVP]" wrote:

> On Wed, 11 Jul 2007 01:12:00 -0700, DonR <DonR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >Thank you for you taking the time to respond.
> >The users files on the xp pro peer to peer are stored in
> >...\user\username\... not username\My Documents\...
> >
> >The ...user\username\... created and shared with "use simple file sharing"
> >and works fine for the XP clients. The actual "Network Sharing and Security"
> >settings are "share this folder on the network" and "Allow network users to
> >change my files"
> >
> >There should be no need for user names or profiles to be created on the xp
> >peer to peer with "simple file sharing".
> >
> >Thanky Don

>
> The files are reported as "\user\username\" by a Vista client, when they
> actually are in "\documents and settings\username\" on the XP server. Or did
> you setup "C:\Users\..." on the server?
> <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2007/07/windows-vista-and-personal-storage.html>
> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2007/0...l-storage.html
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
> Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
> My email is AT DOT
> actual address pchuck mvps org.
>

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Old 07-13-2007
Chuck [MVP]
 

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Re: Vista Business And XP Pro file and directory sharing issues
On Thu, 12 Jul 2007 14:26:05 -0700, DonR <DonR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I have read "Most" of your blog of Pchuck's Network and it is quite impressive.
>May I please ask the question again?
>
>Environment
>p2p server with Winxppro SFS shared directory c:\users\don\my Documents\Word
>or Excel or any other sub directory.
>
>The xp clients have no problems.
>
>The vista business clients can creat a file in word, excel, notepad, or
>wordpad and call that file up and change the data and save it again.
>
>The Vista clients only can not using vista windows explorer rename a file or
>move a file. The Vista clients can not rename a directory, or move a
>directory.
>
>The following error occurs - In vista's windows explorer if you try to
>create a file, rename an existing file, or rename an existing directory.
>"\\WinXPProPeertoPeerServer\user\My Doucments\folder does not exist. The
>file may have been moved or deleted." " Do you want to create it?"
>
>Why are the XP clients able to rename and move files and directories when
>the vista clients can't?
>
>Thank you
>
>Don


Don,

I think I see the problem. Follow me here.

Under Windows XP, personal storage is "C:\Documents and Settings\Username\", but
under Windows Vista it's "c:\Users\Username".

Typically, you don't access personal storage across the LAN anyway.
1) The server has to be running Advanced File Sharing (PPS Enabled).
2) The client has to be logged in with a non-Guest account that has
administrative access on the server.

Read my article carefully please, it's new. ;-)
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2007/07/windows-vista-and-personal-storage.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2007/0...l-storage.html

The key word is "junction point".

Under Vista, "C:\Documents and Settings" is a junction point for "C:\Users".
Any software thinks it's looking at "C:\Documents and
Settings\Whoever\Whatever\" is REALLY being given "C:\Users\Whoever\Whatever".

If a computer running Windows Vista is asked for a file in "C:\Documents and
Settings", it's going to look in "C:\Users". It goes to a computer running
Windows XP, and asks for "C:\Users\whatever", and that computer says
"\\WinXPProPeertoPeerServer\user\My Doucments\folder does not exist.", which is
correct.

The computers running Windows XP, on the other hand, know to only ask for
"C:\Documents and Settings\Whoever\Whatever".

Do you follow me?

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Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
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Old 07-15-2007
DonR
 

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Re: Vista Business And XP Pro file and directory sharing issues
Sorry, I do not follow you because winxp is the OS for the deticated p2p
server that houses the users data. The clients "never" store their data in
Documents and Settings on the p2p server. This would void the corporate
backup policy and would basically be grounds for termination. Clients are
required by corporate policy to store their corporate data on the server and
to place it in the directory structure that is backed up nightly which is not
Doc & Settings.

Vista workstations are clients only along with other winxppro client only
workstations.

Mahalo

(Thanks)
Don 808-235-6445
donraymond@hawaii.rr.com



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"Chuck [MVP]" wrote:

> On Thu, 12 Jul 2007 14:26:05 -0700, DonR <DonR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >I have read "Most" of your blog of Pchuck's Network and it is quite impressive.
> >May I please ask the question again?
> >
> >Environment
> >p2p server with Winxppro SFS shared directory c:\users\don\my Documents\Word
> >or Excel or any other sub directory.
> >
> >The xp clients have no problems.
> >
> >The vista business clients can creat a file in word, excel, notepad, or
> >wordpad and call that file up and change the data and save it again.
> >
> >The Vista clients only can not using vista windows explorer rename a file or
> >move a file. The Vista clients can not rename a directory, or move a
> >directory.
> >
> >The following error occurs - In vista's windows explorer if you try to
> >create a file, rename an existing file, or rename an existing directory.
> >"\\WinXPProPeertoPeerServer\user\My Doucments\folder does not exist. The
> >file may have been moved or deleted." " Do you want to create it?"
> >
> >Why are the XP clients able to rename and move files and directories when
> >the vista clients can't?
> >
> >Thank you
> >
> >Don

>
> Don,
>
> I think I see the problem. Follow me here.
>
> Under Windows XP, personal storage is "C:\Documents and Settings\Username\", but
> under Windows Vista it's "c:\Users\Username".
>
> Typically, you don't access personal storage across the LAN anyway.
> 1) The server has to be running Advanced File Sharing (PPS Enabled).
> 2) The client has to be logged in with a non-Guest account that has
> administrative access on the server.
>
> Read my article carefully please, it's new. ;-)
> <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2007/07/windows-vista-and-personal-storage.html>
> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2007/0...l-storage.html
>
> The key word is "junction point".
>
> Under Vista, "C:\Documents and Settings" is a junction point for "C:\Users".
> Any software thinks it's looking at "C:\Documents and
> Settings\Whoever\Whatever\" is REALLY being given "C:\Users\Whoever\Whatever".
>
> If a computer running Windows Vista is asked for a file in "C:\Documents and
> Settings", it's going to look in "C:\Users". It goes to a computer running
> Windows XP, and asks for "C:\Users\whatever", and that computer says
> "\\WinXPProPeertoPeerServer\user\My Doucments\folder does not exist.", which is
> correct.
>
> The computers running Windows XP, on the other hand, know to only ask for
> "C:\Documents and Settings\Whoever\Whatever".
>
> Do you follow me?
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
> Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
> My email is AT DOT
> actual address pchuck mvps org.
>

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Old 07-15-2007
Chuck [MVP]
 

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Re: Vista Business And XP Pro file and directory sharing issues
On Sat, 14 Jul 2007 18:02:00 -0700, DonR <DonR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>"Chuck [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 12 Jul 2007 14:26:05 -0700, DonR <DonR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>> >I have read "Most" of your blog of Pchuck's Network and it is quite impressive.
>> >May I please ask the question again?
>> >
>> >Environment
>> >p2p server with Winxppro SFS shared directory c:\users\don\my Documents\Word
>> >or Excel or any other sub directory.
>> >
>> >The xp clients have no problems.
>> >
>> >The vista business clients can creat a file in word, excel, notepad, or
>> >wordpad and call that file up and change the data and save it again.
>> >
>> >The Vista clients only can not using vista windows explorer rename a file or
>> >move a file. The Vista clients can not rename a directory, or move a
>> >directory.
>> >
>> >The following error occurs - In vista's windows explorer if you try to
>> >create a file, rename an existing file, or rename an existing directory.
>> >"\\WinXPProPeertoPeerServer\user\My Doucments\folder does not exist. The
>> >file may have been moved or deleted." " Do you want to create it?"
>> >
>> >Why are the XP clients able to rename and move files and directories when
>> >the vista clients can't?
>> >
>> >Thank you
>> >
>> >Don

>>
>> Don,
>>
>> I think I see the problem. Follow me here.
>>
>> Under Windows XP, personal storage is "C:\Documents and Settings\Username\", but
>> under Windows Vista it's "c:\Users\Username".
>>
>> Typically, you don't access personal storage across the LAN anyway.
>> 1) The server has to be running Advanced File Sharing (PPS Enabled).
>> 2) The client has to be logged in with a non-Guest account that has
>> administrative access on the server.
>>
>> Read my article carefully please, it's new. ;-)
>> <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2007/07/windows-vista-and-personal-storage.html>
>> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2007/0...l-storage.html
>>
>> The key word is "junction point".
>>
>> Under Vista, "C:\Documents and Settings" is a junction point for "C:\Users".
>> Any software thinks it's looking at "C:\Documents and
>> Settings\Whoever\Whatever\" is REALLY being given "C:\Users\Whoever\Whatever".
>>
>> If a computer running Windows Vista is asked for a file in "C:\Documents and
>> Settings", it's going to look in "C:\Users". It goes to a computer running
>> Windows XP, and asks for "C:\Users\whatever", and that computer says
>> "\\WinXPProPeertoPeerServer\user\My Doucments\folder does not exist.", which is
>> correct.
>>
>> The computers running Windows XP, on the other hand, know to only ask for
>> "C:\Documents and Settings\Whoever\Whatever".
>>
>> Do you follow me?


>Sorry, I do not follow you because winxp is the OS for the deticated p2p
>server that houses the users data. The clients "never" store their data in
>Documents and Settings on the p2p server. This would void the corporate
>backup policy and would basically be grounds for termination. Clients are
>required by corporate policy to store their corporate data on the server and
>to place it in the directory structure that is backed up nightly which is not
>Doc & Settings.
>
>Vista workstations are clients only along with other winxppro client only
>workstations.


Don,

Try and describe in more detail, please, what you are doing when you get the
error "\\WinXPProPeertoPeerServer\user\My Doucments\folder does not exist. The
file may have been moved or deleted. Do you want to creat it?" Maybe instead of
being mysterious you could use the actual server name, instead of typing out
"WinXPProPeertoPeerServer"?

What this sounds like is you trying to use personal storage on the Peer-to-Peer
server, and I think that's where your problem starts.

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Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck mvps org.
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Old 07-16-2007
DonR
 

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Re: Vista Business And XP Pro file and directory sharing issues
The server name is "HP_Server"
The directory / path on the server from the work stations UNC point of veiw
is:
"\\hp_server\users\ron\excel\bids\bidhonolulu. xls"
The actual directory is "c:\users\ron\excel\bids\bidhonolulu.xls"
This is a windows xp pro p2p server.

For deticated p2p servers I always set up directories for Users and Temp at
the root of the servers primary boot drive "c:" and share these directories
along with all their sub directories.

The exact same situation happens for
\\hp_server\temp\printerdrivers\readme.txt

Everything works for the xp pro workstation. The users can create, delete,
rename, copy, or move files or directories under the shared servers users or
temp directories.

With a vista business workstation one can create the file.
"\\hp_server\temp\printerdrivers\readme.txt" on the server.
If you try to rename the file to
"\\hp_server\temp\printerdrivers\readme.old" you will get an error. If you
try and move the file to a different directoy you will get an error.

Thanks Don

Thanks Don




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"Chuck [MVP]" wrote:

> On Sat, 14 Jul 2007 18:02:00 -0700, DonR <DonR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >"Chuck [MVP]" wrote:
> >
> >> On Thu, 12 Jul 2007 14:26:05 -0700, DonR <DonR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> >I have read "Most" of your blog of Pchuck's Network and it is quite impressive.
> >> >May I please ask the question again?
> >> >
> >> >Environment
> >> >p2p server with Winxppro SFS shared directory c:\users\don\my Documents\Word
> >> >or Excel or any other sub directory.
> >> >
> >> >The xp clients have no problems.
> >> >
> >> >The vista business clients can creat a file in word, excel, notepad, or
> >> >wordpad and call that file up and change the data and save it again.
> >> >
> >> >The Vista clients only can not using vista windows explorer rename a file or
> >> >move a file. The Vista clients can not rename a directory, or move a
> >> >directory.
> >> >
> >> >The following error occurs - In vista's windows explorer if you try to
> >> >create a file, rename an existing file, or rename an existing directory.
> >> >"\\WinXPProPeertoPeerServer\user\My Doucments\folder does not exist. The
> >> >file may have been moved or deleted." " Do you want to create it?"
> >> >
> >> >Why are the XP clients able to rename and move files and directories when
> >> >the vista clients can't?
> >> >
> >> >Thank you
> >> >
> >> >Don
> >>
> >> Don,
> >>
> >> I think I see the problem. Follow me here.
> >>
> >> Under Windows XP, personal storage is "C:\Documents and Settings\Username\", but
> >> under Windows Vista it's "c:\Users\Username".
> >>
> >> Typically, you don't access personal storage across the LAN anyway.
> >> 1) The server has to be running Advanced File Sharing (PPS Enabled).
> >> 2) The client has to be logged in with a non-Guest account that has
> >> administrative access on the server.
> >>
> >> Read my article carefully please, it's new. ;-)
> >> <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2007/07/windows-vista-and-personal-storage.html>
> >> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2007/0...l-storage.html
> >>
> >> The key word is "junction point".
> >>
> >> Under Vista, "C:\Documents and Settings" is a junction point for "C:\Users".
> >> Any software thinks it's looking at "C:\Documents and
> >> Settings\Whoever\Whatever\" is REALLY being given "C:\Users\Whoever\Whatever".
> >>
> >> If a computer running Windows Vista is asked for a file in "C:\Documents and
> >> Settings", it's going to look in "C:\Users". It goes to a computer running
> >> Windows XP, and asks for "C:\Users\whatever", and that computer says
> >> "\\WinXPProPeertoPeerServer\user\My Doucments\folder does not exist.", which is
> >> correct.
> >>
> >> The computers running Windows XP, on the other hand, know to only ask for
> >> "C:\Documents and Settings\Whoever\Whatever".
> >>
> >> Do you follow me?

>
> >Sorry, I do not follow you because winxp is the OS for the deticated p2p
> >server that houses the users data. The clients "never" store their data in
> >Documents and Settings on the p2p server. This would void the corporate
> >backup policy and would basically be grounds for termination. Clients are
> >required by corporate policy to store their corporate data on the server and
> >to place it in the directory structure that is backed up nightly which is not
> >Doc & Settings.
> >
> >Vista workstations are clients only along with other winxppro client only
> >workstations.

>
> Don,
>
> Try and describe in more detail, please, what you are doing when you get the
> error "\\WinXPProPeertoPeerServer\user\My Doucments\folder does not exist. The
> file may have been moved or deleted. Do you want to creat it?" Maybe instead of
> being mysterious you could use the actual server name, instead of typing out
> "WinXPProPeertoPeerServer"?
>
> What this sounds like is you trying to use personal storage on the Peer-to-Peer
> server, and I think that's where your problem starts.
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
> Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
> My email is AT DOT
> actual address pchuck mvps org.
>

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