Shared Folders & Ping

Posted: 02-02-2009, 07:56 PM
I am having trouble getting an XP Home and Vista Business machine to connect
to shared folders. The shared folder is on the Vista machine. When I go to
the XP machine and go to run and type \\vistacomputer\shared is says the
network resource is unavailable and it will not ping either.

But if I go to the vista machine and \\XPMachine\shared i can open the XP
machine's shared folder. Then after I have done that if I go back to the XP
machine and type in \\vistacomputer\shared it will bring up the shared
folders just fine.

Why do I have to do this to connect to the vista machine from XP. Any ideas?

Shared Folders & Ping


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Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)
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Re: Shared Folders & Ping
Posted: 02-02-2009, 11:01 PM
We have seen a similar case like this one. It could be 3 rd party software.
For troubleshooting, try clean boot. Please post back with the result.

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"chadgmcd" <chadgmcd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I am having trouble getting an XP Home and Vista Business machine to
>connect
> to shared folders. The shared folder is on the Vista machine. When I go
> to
> the XP machine and go to run and type \\vistacomputer\shared is says the
> network resource is unavailable and it will not ping either.
>
> But if I go to the vista machine and \\XPMachine\shared i can open the XP
> machine's shared folder. Then after I have done that if I go back to the
> XP
> machine and type in \\vistacomputer\shared it will bring up the shared
> folders just fine.
>
> Why do I have to do this to connect to the vista machine from XP. Any
> ideas?
chadgmcd
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Re: Shared Folders & Ping
Posted: 02-05-2009, 12:39 AM
I am still having the same problem they can only connect if the vista machin
initiates the connection.

"Robert L. (MS-MVP)" wrote:
> We have seen a similar case like this one. It could be 3 rd party software.
> For troubleshooting, try clean boot. Please post back with the result.
>
> Windows generalHow to run Windows OS with a clean boot · How to Run Windows
> Safe Mode with Networking · How to setup DHCP for IP Phone How to sort
> programs in Start ...
> http://www.howtonetworking.com/Windo...owsgeneral.htm
>
>
> --
> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
> Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
> http://www.ChicagoTech.net
> How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
> http://www.HowToNetworking.com
> "chadgmcd" <chadgmcd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news9820758-25E7-4AFC-BF5A-1EA4227E7F7C@microsoft.com...
> >I am having trouble getting an XP Home and Vista Business machine to
> >connect
> > to shared folders. The shared folder is on the Vista machine. When I go
> > to
> > the XP machine and go to run and type \\vistacomputer\shared is says the
> > network resource is unavailable and it will not ping either.
> >
> > But if I go to the vista machine and \\XPMachine\shared i can open the XP
> > machine's shared folder. Then after I have done that if I go back to the
> > XP
> > machine and type in \\vistacomputer\shared it will bring up the shared
> > folders just fine.
> >
> > Why do I have to do this to connect to the vista machine from XP. Any
> > ideas?
>
>
 
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