How do I enable File and Print Sharing with Windows 2000 on the same Network?


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George Hester

Windows 2000 Professionnal sees the the Windows XP machine but it cannot
access it. With Windows 98 I was able to install a remote registry sharing
tool and that gave me the ability to download user names from Windows 2000
to Windows 98. But I have foumd nothing similar to this in Windows XP.
When I went throught the Network Wizard it said I had to install something
on each machine in the Network. So I did that wrote the info to a floppy.
But trying to run what was on the floppy in Windows 2000 I get an error
message that it won't work. So can anyone explain how to enable File and
Printer sharing between Windows XP and Windows 2000? Thanks. Both are in
WORKGROUP and connect over a NAT Router.
 
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Courtney

George said:
Windows 2000 Professionnal sees the the Windows XP machine but it cannot
access it. With Windows 98 I was able to install a remote registry sharing
tool and that gave me the ability to download user names from Windows 2000
to Windows 98. But I have foumd nothing similar to this in Windows XP.
When I went throught the Network Wizard it said I had to install something
on each machine in the Network. So I did that wrote the info to a floppy.
But trying to run what was on the floppy in Windows 2000 I get an error
message that it won't work. So can anyone explain how to enable File and
Printer sharing between Windows XP and Windows 2000? Thanks. Both are in
WORKGROUP and connect over a NAT Router.

Provided the firewall isn't enabled (or, better yet, only allows the local
network), you don't need any additional software to share on an NT network.
(Actually, you didn't need it for 98 either.)

The trick in NT (including 2000 and XP) is to have an account (with accompanying
password) on each system. So if you have an account on the 2000 machine that
wants to access the XP machine, you must have that account created and enabled
on the XP machine. XP will use the local account to determine security. Be aware
that you do have to log into the 2000 account to access the shares on the XP
system (where the same account must be created, but does not have to be logged
into). Do the same thing for the 2000 machine.

You don't have to reboot either machine, and sharing will be immediately available.

courtney sends....
 
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Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers

Hi George,

Have you set the sharing attributes on individual folders or the printer on
the XP machine yet? Also, have you employed any of the policy editors? What
specifically is the error you are getting? A system on a workgroup should
make shared folders accessible provided all systems are using the same
workgroup name, and said folders are set to shared. An IPC$ error indicates
an authentication error, meaning you will need to change one or more set
system policies.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone

Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
 
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George Hester

Yes all that is done. Still don't work.

I am not able to see the Users in the Windows 2000 machine from the Windows XP machine. I can see some groups
like Anononymous and Authenticated but I cannot see specific users nor can I see the Administrators group on the
Windows 2000 machine from the Windows XP machine. Hence I cannot give the Windows 2000 user in Windows
XP rights and vice versa. I could do this easily in Windows 98 but not now.

I have gotten the Windows XP to see the Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 to see the Windows XP. The share
permissions are aceeptably set in Windows 2000. But the share permissions in Windows XP are Everyone Full
accesss and I do not like that. Windows XP does NOT recognize any of the users in the Windows 2000 machine and
so I cannot set the share permissions the way they should be set. And I believe this is a result of Windows XP not
being able to "see" the users available in Windows 2000. Thanks
 
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George Hester

No I didn't directly. I just ran the Network wizard choosing the options that seemed most relevant. I had to do it
twice choosing a different option as my first choice went belly up. My second time through it seemed to work. Now I
am connected both machines. Nice. Trouble is I do not like the share permissions Windows XP is using. It is giving
Full rights to Everyone. I would prefer it give rights only to to Users and the Administrator in the Windows 2000
installation. Trouble is Windows XP is not picking up the users in Windows 2000. Only groups and Administrators
group in Windows 2000 is not one of them. I have set the same user in Windows XP and in Windows 2000 but Windows XP is NOT giving me the ability to set permissions on the share for any specific user. Only groups.
 
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Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers

Hi George,

That's the way it works with XP. It's either shared or it's not, and you can
also define read/write privileges. To specify user or group defined
privileges requires being on a domain.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone

Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

No I didn't directly. I just ran the Network wizard choosing the options
that seemed most relevant. I had to do it
twice choosing a different option as my first choice went belly up. My
second time through it seemed to work. Now I
am connected both machines. Nice. Trouble is I do not like the share
permissions Windows XP is using. It is giving
Full rights to Everyone. I would prefer it give rights only to to Users and
the Administrator in the Windows 2000
installation. Trouble is Windows XP is not picking up the users in Windows
2000. Only groups and Administrators
group in Windows 2000 is not one of them. I have set the same user in
Windows XP and in Windows 2000 but Windows XP is NOT giving me the ability
to set permissions on the share for any specific user. Only groups.
 
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George Hester

Hi Rick:

There is no domain here. How can I get Windows XP to pick up the Users (in addition to some Groups) in the
Windows 2000 installation? In Windows 98 this was possible to use the Remote Registry application. In Windows
XP I am unable to see the Users (some Groups) in Windows 2000 Professional. Thanks.
 

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