a new problem with XP and Vista sharing.


C

Chris Fazio

I have a network based on a Vista Desktop, wireless Vista Laptop, and a XP
desktop. The network works fine between the two Vista machines but the XP
desktop can access all files which are shared between the Vista desktop and
laptop even though I have not set up any permissions to allow that.
Secondly, I am unable to access any files on the XP desktop from the Vista
desktop or laptop. It tells me I do not have permission to do so; even
though I have assigned these folders to be shared on the XP desktop.

From what I have been reading it sounds like networking between XP and Vista
is fraught with errors. I would just like have the XP machine share the
printer and not have access to either of my Vista machines. If anyone has
any suggestion, I am all ears.
 
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M

Mick Murphy

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx

Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.

Permissions/Share info is there as well.

If using Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro I.S., make sure file and printer
sharing is enabled in THEIR firewall.

1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
the SAME.

In Vista Network and Sharing:

Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)

Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)

File Sharing: ON

Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared
Docs)

Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, you will be
asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
from an XP computer.

Also, run the XP’s Home Network File and Printer Sharing Wizard to include
Vista in your “New†Network, even if you had an XP Network set up prior to
adding a Vista computer to it.
 
J

Jack \(MVP-Networking\).

Hi
Successful Sharing involves some general consideration in Network settings,
http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html
As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what it is
allowed to be shared.
Vista File and Printer Sharing-
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/network/evaluate/vista_fp.mspx
Windows XP File Sharing -
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing XP -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_july2.mspx
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
Jack (MVP-Networking).
 
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C

Chris Fazio

Jack,

Your XP patch for mapping the network has worked. But the XP desktop still
is able to access files which are permitted between the two Vista machines
and the XP desktop does not have permission to these files. I am unable to
access any files on the XP desktop from the Vista desktop or laptop. It
tells me I do not have permission to do so; even though I have assigned
these folders to be shared on the XP desktop. Some of these folder on the
network have been deleted off the XP desktop but they still appear on the
network. I am stumped about this one.
 

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