access share on XP box


J

John A Grandy

I would like to transfer some files from my old XP laptop to my new Vista
laptop.

All available Windows updates have been applied to both boxes and both boxes
are plugged into my Linksys BEFSX41 router.

I must boot my XP box in "Safe Mode with Networking" because some unknown
startup item has been causing problems. For both boxes, my logon account is
a member of the local Administrators group and has a blank password.

On my XP box, in Explorer I share the folder "xfer" which contains my files.
I grant "Full Control" to "Everyone".

On my Vista box, in Explorer I can see my XP box, but when I double-click on
it I get the message :

" <XP box name> is not accessible. You might not have permission to use
this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out
if you have access permissions.

Logon failure: user account restrictions. Possible reasons are blank
passwords not allowed, logon hour restrictions, or a policy restriction has
been enforced."
 
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J

John A Grandy

What should I do ?

Robert L. (MS-MVP) said:
Vista doesn't like blank password. This link may help.

Vista Password IssuesVista Security and Password Issues. Can't
enable/disable Vista Password Protected Sharing Vista can open but save -
access denied ...
www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistapassword.htm


--
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
http://www.HowToNetworking.com
 
M

Mick Murphy

John, have you run the XP Home Network file and Printer Sharing wizard?
That way, it should share with Vista!
 
J

John A Grandy

How do I run it ?


Mick Murphy said:
John, have you run the XP Home Network file and Printer Sharing wizard?
That way, it should share with Vista!
 
M

Mick Murphy

In XP>start>control Panel>Network connections>In left-hand side>Set up a Home
or Small business Network.

When you are running it, it asks if you want to set up file and/or printer
sharing.
It does this to allow it in XP's Firewall.
If you are running norton, you will have to make file sharing an exception
too, if using its firewall instead of XP's.
 
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John A Grandy

Ok, when I go to XP>Start>Control Panel>Network Connections there is nothing
on the left-hand side.

I see only Local Area Connection and Wireless Network Connection

Local Area Connection > Properties > General shows that File and Printer
Sharing for Microsoft Networks is installed. On the Advanced tab there is a
Network Setup Wizard link -- is this what you are referring to ?

I also found a menu selection : File > Network Setup Wizard...

Apparently this is the same wizard as above.

I ran the wizard and specified turning on File and Printer Sharing for
Microsoft Networks , but I still get the same message when attempting to
access my XP box from my Vista box.
 

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