Vista32 Bit OS PC cannot see Vista64bit os pc shares.


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Daniel

I have setup a home networking with 2 vista machines. One is 32bit OS and
the other one is 64bit OS. I set up the workgroup, turned on File & Print
Sharing, created shares on both PC's and gave permissions. From the 64bit
Vista PC, it's working perfectly fine. I can see, connect and use the files.

But from the 32bit os pc, I can see the 64bit pc and the "Network". But I
cannot explore nor Map a Drive to 64bit PC.
I am so desperate. So please help me!!!
 
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Jack [MVP-Networking]

Hi
Usually that means that the Firewall on the computer that refuses to share
is blocking the share traffic.
Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
Firewall instructions.
General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
Vista File and Printer Sharing-
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
 
D

Daniel

On the 64bit PC I have Norton Antivirus,
But I don't have the option to configure.
No personal firewall options.

Winfoed firewall is turned off in both PC's'
 
J

Jack [MVP-Networking]

Hi
Try to disable the Norton AV and see what happens.
Enable the Vista Firewall and make sure that it allows File Sharing.
Then if you wish you can try to disable again
BTW, Router's NAT Firewall is only one way firewall.
Thus, even if you have a Router, it is a very good idea to run software
Firewall too.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
 
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