Can't share vista machine with xp machine



I just installed a new Vista machine onto a home network with two XP machines
running on them. The vista machine sees all the shared folders on the XP
machines, and my XP laptop sees the shared folders and printer on the vista
machine. But the XP desktop does not see the vista machine when accessing my
network places. However, when I select "view workgroup computers" the Vista
machine is displayed. And when I select properties for the vista in that
window, I get an error message that reads "You do not have the appropriate
access rights for the server." All the machines use PC-cillin, and have the
same firewall settings. But, I did once have Norton Antivirus on the
desktop, but I removed it using the Norton Removal Tool. Is there a more
speciific settting I have to make in the Vista machine or the XP machine to
allow the XP to access the Vista shared folders?

Mick Murphy

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

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.


I have had this very same problem for months. I purchased Pure Networks
Network Magic that helped some. When trying to map the network drive, I can
see the XP machine but if I try to map it I get "Error: The network path was
not found."

With all of the posts on this problem we can see that Vista was not ready to
ship with these bugs.

Anyone know when the service pack will be ready?

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