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Info: Step by step troubleshooting VISTA sharing

Postby chicagotech » Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:54 pm

Q: After reading post after post of people that can not get simple file
and printer sharing working I am left wondering just what the hell
does MS test??????????????

Clearly not a simple home LAN with a Vista PC and a XP PC or two. Did
they really think that people would replace XP on all their machines
at once?

The most common network configuration in the home has got to be a
router with a few PCs and a printer. Nothing special, so why can't MS
get the installation of a Vista upgrade into that environment right?

Holy smokes.

A:

1. Make sure you can see each other, for example ping.
2. Make sure you enable file sharing.
3. Make sure they are in the same workgroup.
4. If they would like to access each by using the netbios name, make sure enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.
5. Make sure no firewall/security software block sharing.
6. It is easy and safe to use Public sharing.
7. Create the same username and password on all shared computers.
8. You may try to disable Password protection sharing.
9. Disable the IPv6 from the property page of the NIC.
10. Make sure you have assigned permissions in the Security tab in the Properties of the shared folder.
12. Reset Network Security LAN Manager Authentication Level from the default setting (NTLMv2 only) to Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session if negotiated.
13. It is no recommended to leave the blank password fro the remote access.
14. If you run Network Map on a Vista, computers that are running XP do not appear on the network diagram, you may want to download the Windows XP package (LLTD): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120

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Re: Info: Step by step troubleshooting VISTA sharing

Postby Bcherry » Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:19 pm

the setting to 'Enable NetBios of TCP/IP but no effect.
I tried to install the Win XP pkg LLTD but my machine would halt the install stating I do not have enough memory. (I have 180GB available).
The share is properly set on the taI am having trouble access an XP Pro SP3 machine in my Lan.
I am using Vista Buisness Pro 32bit, SP2.
I am Adminstrator on the local machine in question and the LAN. (DIY to save $$$)
I can log into any other machine on the LAN with my id and access the XP machine target with no problems.
Permissions are set on the target machine (XP Pro SP3) because I can access it with my login ID on other machines.
When I try to access it from my machine (Vista Buisness Pro 32 Bit, SP2 a login in dialog box appears. I am denied access with all three Network Admin Level userids and the individual userid of the target machine.
I can see the target machine via the Network Neighborhood from the problem machine.
I have tried to work around and just map the drive, but I am not able to get past the login/pw dialog box.
I had access to that machine before, now it is a problem.
I did change rget machine, because I can access it from any other machine on the LAN except this one Vista Buisness Pro 32bit SP2 unit. There is another similar Vista machine on the network, with my USERID/PW, will access with no problems.
I am a DIY and have had no formal training in Network Admin execpt what I needed to get my office/buisness up and running with 12 machines, using a Dell Server. So dumb it down for me and it would be helpful to be very literal in your guidiance.
I thank you in advance, this problem is driving me nuts! lol
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Re: Info: Step by step troubleshooting VISTA sharing

Postby chicagotech » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:58 pm

180GB must hard disk not memory.

These are some suggestions:

1. It could be 3rd party security software. Try clean boot from the Vista.
2. Make sure both computers have the same username so that you can access each other.

These search results may help too.

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