No connection from Vista to W2K Pro Share - Unable to login to sha


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CrystalMage

Network:

Windows 2000 Pro systems, with a share on a Windows 2000 Pro system.

Static IP addresses.

One of the systems died and was replaced with a new system (from Fry's) with
Vista Home Basic (not what I would have chosen).

The existing Windows 2000 Pro systems are working fine.

The new system (Vista) can PING the address of the share (192.168.1.1) and,
after removing Symantec Internet Security (no internet access anyway) the W2K
share machine can PING the address of the Vista box (192.168.1.3)

I have gotten the Vista machine to see the share machine - once. Trying to
connect got the login box, where I enterred the username and password of the
share system and couldn't connect.

I tried using the commands "net view" and "net use" without success - access
denied. The system was refusing my network password - even when I'd reset it
on both systems.

The hardware is new enough that there aren't drivers on the HP website to
load for Windows 2000 Pro (which I'd load), XP or even Linux.

Their application is an old DOS based one, but it is running their business.
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

CrystalMage said:
Network:

Windows 2000 Pro systems, with a share on a Windows 2000 Pro system.

Static IP addresses.

One of the systems died and was replaced with a new system (from Fry's)
with
Vista Home Basic (not what I would have chosen).

The existing Windows 2000 Pro systems are working fine.

The new system (Vista) can PING the address of the share (192.168.1.1)
and,
after removing Symantec Internet Security (no internet access anyway) the
W2K
share machine can PING the address of the Vista box (192.168.1.3)

I have gotten the Vista machine to see the share machine - once. Trying
to
connect got the login box, where I enterred the username and password of
the
share system and couldn't connect.

I tried using the commands "net view" and "net use" without success -
access
denied. The system was refusing my network password - even when I'd reset
it
on both systems.

The hardware is new enough that there aren't drivers on the HP website to
load for Windows 2000 Pro (which I'd load), XP or even Linux.

Their application is an old DOS based one, but it is running their
business.

Try running this command from a Command Prompt on the Vista box:

net use Q: \\Win2000PC\ShareName /user:xxxx yyyy

You must, of course, make sure that the account xxxx exists on the
Win2000 box and that it has a password of yyyy.

If this fails then you could use your Win2000/XP laptop to run
the same command in order to find out if the problem is caused
by the Vista box or by the \\Win2000 PC.
 
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CrystalMage

I'll give that a try -- however, the other W2K Pro stations have no issue
connecting to the share, I'll try to reverse the connection (W2K to Vista)
and see what happens.
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

If the other Win2000 machines have no problem when connecting
to the problem Win2000 PC then it seems fairly clear that the
problem is caused by the Vista machine. A Vista newsgroup would
therefore be a better place to post this problem. You should
mention that Win2000 PCs can make the share connections but
Vista PCs can't.
 
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Paul Protheroe

I have found the solution. At last!



On the Vista machine.



Open Control Panel - select Windows Firewall - select Change Settings - reply Allow to User Account Control dialog - 'Windows Firewall Settings' is then displayed, select the Exceptions tab - it will take a minute or two to change the display contents - a scrollable list of checkable exceptions is displayed in alphabetical order - find the exception "Netlogon Service" in the list and select the checkbox - select OK.



Try to connect from your Vista machine. You should no longer be asked for the network password.
 

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