Mapping Drives Between Vista and XP

Posted: 01-04-2009, 09:17 PM
I have a computer with XP Home and another that I just built that has Vista
Ultimate.

I am trying to map hard drives between the two on my home network. They are
both connected to the same router. I have gotten it to work a couple times,
but upon restart it says the drives are unreachable. I have tried messing
with all of the share settings on both machines. Also, I have tried turning
on/off the windows firewalls on both and the password protected sharing on
the vista.

I was initially able to print from the XP machine (the printer is connected
to the Vista machine), but now I am unable to since I have tried to change
the Vista computer's name.

I've tried everything I can think of, and I have tried all of the help hints
and tips I've seen on the Microsoft website and on others.

Mapping Drives Between Vista and XP


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Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
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Re: Mapping Drives Between Vista and XP
Posted: 01-04-2009, 11:54 PM
Hi
Mapped Drives works only if the Sharing is set correctly.
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/l.../bb727037.aspx
Windows XP File Sharing -
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing XP -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...utt_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).

"Jelso20" <Jelso20@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:437F78ED-5ACB-4BCE-BED9-83095CDDC50F@microsoft.com...
>I have a computer with XP Home and another that I just built that has Vista
> Ultimate.
>
> I am trying to map hard drives between the two on my home network. They
> are
> both connected to the same router. I have gotten it to work a couple
> times,
> but upon restart it says the drives are unreachable. I have tried messing
> with all of the share settings on both machines. Also, I have tried
> turning
> on/off the windows firewalls on both and the password protected sharing on
> the vista.
>
> I was initially able to print from the XP machine (the printer is
> connected
> to the Vista machine), but now I am unable to since I have tried to change
> the Vista computer's name.
>
> I've tried everything I can think of, and I have tried all of the help
> hints
> and tips I've seen on the Microsoft website and on others.
Martin Connolly
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Re: Mapping Drives Between Vista and XP
Posted: 01-05-2009, 07:16 PM
Turn off password protected sharing in the networking center in Vista.
Having this on stops the 'guest' access on other PCs discovering shares on
the Vista PC.

"Jelso20" <Jelso20@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:437F78ED-5ACB-4BCE-BED9-83095CDDC50F@microsoft.com...
>I have a computer with XP Home and another that I just built that has Vista
> Ultimate.
>
> I am trying to map hard drives between the two on my home network. They
> are
> both connected to the same router. I have gotten it to work a couple
> times,
> but upon restart it says the drives are unreachable. I have tried messing
> with all of the share settings on both machines. Also, I have tried
> turning
> on/off the windows firewalls on both and the password protected sharing on
> the vista.
>
> I was initially able to print from the XP machine (the printer is
> connected
> to the Vista machine), but now I am unable to since I have tried to change
> the Vista computer's name.
>
> I've tried everything I can think of, and I have tried all of the help
> hints
> and tips I've seen on the Microsoft website and on others.
 
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