Re: Why isn't my question being displayed? - Active Directory Pro

You seem to be trying to set up a domain(Active directory), not a workgroup!
Below is how I set up Home Networks between XP and Vista

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.

Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia

"momentarylapseofreason" wrote:

OK... the error is listed in the original thread.

If I try to use the CTRL+Windows+F command or shutdown -i and attempt to
browse the network, I get the error "Active Directory Domain Services Is
Currently Unavailable".

You say it's not needed for a home network, but I do in fact use these
commands often (or used to in XP at least).

Even browsing for a printer rather than knowing it's exact name gives me the
above error. Would love to know why MS decided to do away with it.

The last link in the original post shows how to setup a DNS server in
Windows 2003 Servers. Seems pretty nuts that I need to setup a separate box
just to host a DNS server so I may view my other computers.