Re: Can't see XP network from Vista



Hi
Successful Sharing involves some general consideration in Network settings, http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html
As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what it is allowed to be shared.
Vista File and Printer Sharing- http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx
Windows XP File Sharing - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing XP - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_july2.mspx
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
Jack (MVP-Networking).


"DR" <DR@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:4044C4A9-79A8-4A6D-AE78-08019A1CFA4C@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I have WASTED hours trying to get what should work out of the box to work.

I simply want to see shared files on my XP Pro PC on my Vista PC.

I followed the guide here:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx#EDAA

I installed the 922120 patch.

I unblocked a bunch of ports.

I re-ran the setup a new home network wizard on the XP computer.

I re-named both work groups to be the exact same thing.

But it still doesn't work.

I am beyond astounded that Microsoft would not build this BASIC
FUNCTIONALITY into Windows Vista out of the box.

It is really making me want to use a Mac, and I have been using PC's for
over 20 years.

So, all rants aside, can anyone help?

Thanks.

.