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Vista can't see other computers in my Workgroup

Postby guest » Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:01 pm

All IP address in same network? (192.168.1.x for instance).
Could also be a firewall preventing discovery, if you have added updated or
otherwise modified your security software that might be a place to check.

As a magic incantation I have sometime been successful by turning off a
function and then turning it back on. Doesn't cost much to try.


> I verified that it is Private and network discovery is on.
>
> Michael
>

>> in network and sharing center make sure the active network is shown as
>> 'Private network', not public network (it should have got set as public
>> when you connected to the public WIFI, but perhaps is not getting set
>> back to Private now that you are home.
>>
>>
>>
>> "Bob Lin (MS-MVP)" <noreply@chicagotech.net> wrote in message
>> news:691DCA3D-0194-4D59-AFAC-D8139FBC1AED@microsoft.com...
>>> Compare the problematic computer ipconfig /all with other computers. Or
>>> post them here.
>>>
>>> --
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>>>
>>>

>>>>I have a home network that consists off an XP Desktop, a Vista Desktop,
>>>>a XP Notebook and a Vista Tabletpc. They could all see and access each
>>>>other with no problem. The Tabletpc and Notebook both are connected by
>>>>wireless while the desktops are connected by Cat5.
>>>>
>>>> This morning I went to use the Tabletpc and it cannot see either of the
>>>> other computers and they cannot see the Tabletpc., regarless whether I
>>>> am connected by wireless or Cat5. However, they can see and access each
>>>> other fine. The other three computers can see and access each other
>>>> fine.
>>>>
>>>> I have tried everything I can think of to get the tabletpc to
>>>> recongnize the other computers an vise-versa to no avail.
>>>>
>>>> The last time I used the tabletpc on my home network was about 8 days
>>>> ago and it was working fine. That night I was admitted to the hospital
>>>> for a week. While there I connected to the hospital's wifi. Not sure if
>>>> this changed something or not but other than that I have not downloaded
>>>> any software, updates, etc.
>>>>
>>>> I might add that I can access the internet fine through the tabletpc.
>>>>
>>>> Any ideas what may be causing this?
>>>>
>>>> Michael
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Postby guest » Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:02 pm

Michael,

Got it working fine now. You pointed me in the right direction. Not sure how
or why, but the following services were turned off: Workstation, Remote
Registry, Shell Hardware Detection and Windows Media Player Network. I
enabled them all and can see and access files on all computers now an they
can see and access my files.

Thanks to you and all who offered assistance.

Michael

"Michael Walraven" <mexxwalraven@verizon.not> wrote in message
news:2097970C-BBFD-49B3-A5F4-056076AEDAE2@microsoft.com...
> My settings are:
> Network discovery - ON
> File Sharing - ON
> Public folder sharing - ON (Password required)
> Printer sharing - ON (Password required)
> Password protected sharing - ON
> Media sharing - Off
>
> This is pretty much the way Microsoft Recommends for my machine. Other
> setups will work of course but may be more interesting.
>
> Sharing the C:\ (root) drive is discouraged. You should consider why you
> are doing that! (If you did not do it, then you may have a problem with a
> compromised system).
>
> As I understand, Custom can result if some services have been turned off
> and also if some firewall setting interfere with the operations.
>
> Michael

>> I just noted in the Network and Sharing Center under under File Sharing,
>> there are two options, On or Off. When I select On and then Apply it does
>> not show as on but as Custom which isn't one of the options. Check of
>> drive C shows that it is being shared. Could the Custom be part of the
>> problem. Ipconfig/all on Notebook (which works) and tabletpc (which
>> doesn't) show no differences other than network card type.
>>
>> Michael
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