Sharing files on Network.

Posted: 02-13-2008, 07:20 PM
Have Vista Ultimate on 1 machine and XP Pro on the other. Was able to share
files from XP to Vista but not , after all the trying, the other way. About a
month ago I becan me unable to share either way. Can see each computer from
either one. Have been reading various comments from poeple like me who are in
the same boat . Have not had a clear indication on what to do.
It seems to me that if Microsoft wants to push Vista then they have to
catter to us relatively DUMB ones who are going to buy Vista. Most poeple
want to share their misic etc on their network and with the present layout
that is not going to happen. It is alright if you are an IT Tech or System
Administrator who has trained for this but the average person is not.
Maybe all you Brains could come up with a Wizard to help us Dumb poeple out.
Have had Vista from the beginning and have never had control of sharing .
--
ADH

Sharing files on Network.


Responses to "Sharing files on Network."

Mick Murphy
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RE: Sharing files on Network.
Posted: 02-14-2008, 09:13 AM
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx

Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.

Permissions/Share info is there as well.

If using Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro I.S., make sure file and printer
sharing is enabled in THEIR firewall.

1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
the SAME.

In Vista Network and Sharing:

Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)

Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)

File Sharing: ON

Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared
Docs)

Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, you will be
asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
from an XP computer.

Also, run the XP’s Home Network File and Printer Sharing Wizard to include
Vista in your “New” Network, even if you had an XP Network set up prior to
adding a Vista computer to it.


"ADH" wrote:
> Have Vista Ultimate on 1 machine and XP Pro on the other. Was able to share
> files from XP to Vista but not , after all the trying, the other way. About a
> month ago I becan me unable to share either way. Can see each computer from
> either one. Have been reading various comments from poeple like me who are in
> the same boat . Have not had a clear indication on what to do.
> It seems to me that if Microsoft wants to push Vista then they have to
> catter to us relatively DUMB ones who are going to buy Vista. Most poeple
> want to share their misic etc on their network and with the present layout
> that is not going to happen. It is alright if you are an IT Tech or System
> Administrator who has trained for this but the average person is not.
> Maybe all you Brains could come up with a Wizard to help us Dumb poeple out.
> Have had Vista from the beginning and have never had control of sharing .
> --
> ADH
ADH
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RE: Sharing files on Network.
Posted: 02-14-2008, 04:31 PM
Am now able to access files from the Vista machine. When I try to open the XP
machine I get the following message:
Not Accessible: You might not have permission to use this network resource.
Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access
permissions.
Access Denied.
Workgroup is set for all computers. Network and Sharing is on. Network
Discovery is on. Network set to Private. File Sharing is on. Pasword
Proctection I have turned off. For the moment.
Can see and access files from Vista from Xp machine.
--
ADH


"Mick Murphy" wrote:
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx
>
> Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.
>
> Permissions/Share info is there as well.
>
> If using Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro I.S., make sure file and printer
> sharing is enabled in THEIR firewall.
>
> 1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
> the SAME.
>
> In Vista Network and Sharing:
>
> Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)
>
> Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)
>
> File Sharing: ON
>
> Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared
> Docs)
>
> Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
> passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, you will be
> asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
> from an XP computer.
>
> Also, run the XP’s Home Network File and Printer Sharing Wizard to include
> Vista in your “New” Network, even if you had an XP Network set up prior to
> adding a Vista computer to it.
>
>
> "ADH" wrote:
>
> > Have Vista Ultimate on 1 machine and XP Pro on the other. Was able to share
> > files from XP to Vista but not , after all the trying, the other way. About a
> > month ago I becan me unable to share either way. Can see each computer from
> > either one. Have been reading various comments from poeple like me who are in
> > the same boat . Have not had a clear indication on what to do.
> > It seems to me that if Microsoft wants to push Vista then they have to
> > catter to us relatively DUMB ones who are going to buy Vista. Most poeple
> > want to share their misic etc on their network and with the present layout
> > that is not going to happen. It is alright if you are an IT Tech or System
> > Administrator who has trained for this but the average person is not.
> > Maybe all you Brains could come up with a Wizard to help us Dumb poeple out.
> > Have had Vista from the beginning and have never had control of sharing .
> > --
> > ADH
Mick Murphy
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RE: Sharing files on Network.
Posted: 02-14-2008, 08:45 PM
My post said to run the XP Wizard for file sharing; that is the Set up a
Home Network Wizard.
And if you are using Norton, etc, check IT'S firewall for permissions to
share!

"ADH" wrote:
> Am now able to access files from the Vista machine. When I try to open the XP
> machine I get the following message:
> Not Accessible: You might not have permission to use this network resource.
> Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access
> permissions.
> Access Denied.
> Workgroup is set for all computers. Network and Sharing is on. Network
> Discovery is on. Network set to Private. File Sharing is on. Pasword
> Proctection I have turned off. For the moment.
> Can see and access files from Vista from Xp machine.
> --
> ADH
>
>
> "Mick Murphy" wrote:
>
> > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx
> >
> > Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.
> >
> > Permissions/Share info is there as well.
> >
> > If using Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro I.S., make sure file and printer
> > sharing is enabled in THEIR firewall.
> >
> > 1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
> > the SAME.
> >
> > In Vista Network and Sharing:
> >
> > Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)
> >
> > Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)
> >
> > File Sharing: ON
> >
> > Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared
> > Docs)
> >
> > Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
> > passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, you will be
> > asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
> > from an XP computer.
> >
> > Also, run the XP’s Home Network File and Printer Sharing Wizard to include
> > Vista in your “New” Network, even if you had an XP Network set up prior to
> > adding a Vista computer to it.
> >
> >
> > "ADH" wrote:
> >
> > > Have Vista Ultimate on 1 machine and XP Pro on the other. Was able to share
> > > files from XP to Vista but not , after all the trying, the other way. About a
> > > month ago I becan me unable to share either way. Can see each computer from
> > > either one. Have been reading various comments from poeple like me who are in
> > > the same boat . Have not had a clear indication on what to do.
> > > It seems to me that if Microsoft wants to push Vista then they have to
> > > catter to us relatively DUMB ones who are going to buy Vista. Most poeple
> > > want to share their misic etc on their network and with the present layout
> > > that is not going to happen. It is alright if you are an IT Tech or System
> > > Administrator who has trained for this but the average person is not.
> > > Maybe all you Brains could come up with a Wizard to help us Dumb poeple out.
> > > Have had Vista from the beginning and have never had control of sharing .
> > > --
> > > ADH
ADH
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RE: Sharing files on Network.
Posted: 02-15-2008, 04:08 AM
Have run the XP file sharing wizard and the fact that I can see the XP
machine tells me that the firewalls is not the problem. When I try to open
the XP machine I get the following message:
Not Accessible: You might not have permission to use this network resource.
Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access
permissions.
Access Denied.

--
ADH


"Mick Murphy" wrote:
> My post said to run the XP Wizard for file sharing; that is the Set up a
> Home Network Wizard.
> And if you are using Norton, etc, check IT'S firewall for permissions to
> share!
>
> "ADH" wrote:
>
> > Am now able to access files from the Vista machine. When I try to open the XP
> > machine I get the following message:
> > Not Accessible: You might not have permission to use this network resource.
> > Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access
> > permissions.
> > Access Denied.
> > Workgroup is set for all computers. Network and Sharing is on. Network
> > Discovery is on. Network set to Private. File Sharing is on. Pasword
> > Proctection I have turned off. For the moment.
> > Can see and access files from Vista from Xp machine.
> > --
> > ADH
> >
> >
> > "Mick Murphy" wrote:
> >
> > > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx
> > >
> > > Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.
> > >
> > > Permissions/Share info is there as well.
> > >
> > > If using Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro I.S., make sure file and printer
> > > sharing is enabled in THEIR firewall.
> > >
> > > 1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
> > > the SAME.
> > >
> > > In Vista Network and Sharing:
> > >
> > > Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)
> > >
> > > Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)
> > >
> > > File Sharing: ON
> > >
> > > Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared
> > > Docs)
> > >
> > > Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
> > > passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, you will be
> > > asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
> > > from an XP computer.
> > >
> > > Also, run the XP’s Home Network File and Printer Sharing Wizard to include
> > > Vista in your “New” Network, even if you had an XP Network set up prior to
> > > adding a Vista computer to it.
> > >
> > >
> > > "ADH" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Have Vista Ultimate on 1 machine and XP Pro on the other. Was able to share
> > > > files from XP to Vista but not , after all the trying, the other way. About a
> > > > month ago I becan me unable to share either way. Can see each computer from
> > > > either one. Have been reading various comments from poeple like me who are in
> > > > the same boat . Have not had a clear indication on what to do.
> > > > It seems to me that if Microsoft wants to push Vista then they have to
> > > > catter to us relatively DUMB ones who are going to buy Vista. Most poeple
> > > > want to share their misic etc on their network and with the present layout
> > > > that is not going to happen. It is alright if you are an IT Tech or System
> > > > Administrator who has trained for this but the average person is not.
> > > > Maybe all you Brains could come up with a Wizard to help us Dumb poeple out.
> > > > Have had Vista from the beginning and have never had control of sharing .
> > > > --
> > > > ADH
ADH
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Sharing Files on Network.
Posted: 02-18-2008, 01:21 AM
Have posted part of this before. Have Vista and Xp Pro computers on network
(Workgroup). Am able to see and access files from Vista unit. Can see XP Pro
unit but am not able to (Access it) Access Denied. Have setup identical
usernames and passwords on both, but am getting nowhere. Need help.
--
ADH
Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
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Re: Sharing Files on Network.
Posted: 02-18-2008, 01:43 AM
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://www.microsoft.com/technet/net.../vista_fp.mspx
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).

"ADH" <ADH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4D96C9EF-5E03-4A63-90F9-B0A9BEC93062@microsoft.com...
> Have posted part of this before. Have Vista and Xp Pro computers on
> network
> (Workgroup). Am able to see and access files from Vista unit. Can see XP
> Pro
> unit but am not able to (Access it) Access Denied. Have setup identical
> usernames and passwords on both, but am getting nowhere. Need help.
> --
> ADH
Mick Murphy
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RE: Sharing Files on Network.
Posted: 02-18-2008, 02:57 AM
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx

Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.

Permissions/Share info is there as well.

If using Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro I.S., make sure file and printer
sharing is enabled in THEIR firewall.

1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
the SAME.

In Vista Network and Sharing:

Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)

Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)

File Sharing: ON

Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared
Docs)

Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, you will be
asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
from an XP computer.

Also, run the XP’s Home Network File and Printer Sharing Wizard to include
Vista in your “New” Network, even if you had an XP Network set up prior to
adding a Vista computer to it.

--
Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


"ADH" wrote:
> Have posted part of this before. Have Vista and Xp Pro computers on network
> (Workgroup). Am able to see and access files from Vista unit. Can see XP Pro
> unit but am not able to (Access it) Access Denied. Have setup identical
> usernames and passwords on both, but am getting nowhere. Need help.
> --
> ADH
ADH
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RE: Sharing Files on Network.
Posted: 02-18-2008, 06:49 PM
Have done all that was suggested buit am still not able to Share, keep
getting the "Access is Denied" see your local network Administrator. Better
check under the desk for him, (Joke). When I open Explorer and R/Click on
Properties, under the General tab I always see "Read Only" and cant change
that at all. But I should at least be able to see that folder from the other
computer anyway. Is there a correct proceedure for going about this mess they
call "Sharing". Some Tree with the order in which it is to be done. As it is
there is no suggested order at all.
--
ADH


"Mick Murphy" wrote:
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx
>
> Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.
>
> Permissions/Share info is there as well.
>
> If using Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro I.S., make sure file and printer
> sharing is enabled in THEIR firewall.
>
> 1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
> the SAME.
>
> In Vista Network and Sharing:
>
> Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)
>
> Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)
>
> File Sharing: ON
>
> Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared
> Docs)
>
> Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
> passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, you will be
> asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
> from an XP computer.
>
> Also, run the XP’s Home Network File and Printer Sharing Wizard to include
> Vista in your “New” Network, even if you had an XP Network set up prior to
> adding a Vista computer to it.
>
> --
> Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
>
>
> "ADH" wrote:
>
> > Have posted part of this before. Have Vista and Xp Pro computers on network
> > (Workgroup). Am able to see and access files from Vista unit. Can see XP Pro
> > unit but am not able to (Access it) Access Denied. Have setup identical
> > usernames and passwords on both, but am getting nowhere. Need help.
> > --
> > ADH
ADH
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RE: Sharing Files on Network.
Posted: 02-20-2008, 05:58 PM
Someone surely must know the correct sequence for setting up file permissions
on an XP Pro computer. Am able to see XP computer from Vista computer but
cant get access to it even though I have set up identical names and passwords
on them. Can access files on the Vista computer from the XP computer okay.
--
ADH


"ADH" wrote:
> Have done all that was suggested buit am still not able to Share, keep
> getting the "Access is Denied" see your local network Administrator. Better
> check under the desk for him, (Joke). When I open Explorer and R/Click on
> Properties, under the General tab I always see "Read Only" and cant change
> that at all. But I should at least be able to see that folder from the other
> computer anyway. Is there a correct proceedure for going about this mess they
> call "Sharing". Some Tree with the order in which it is to be done. As it is
> there is no suggested order at all.
> --
> ADH
>
>
> "Mick Murphy" wrote:
>
> > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx
> >
> > Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.
> >
> > Permissions/Share info is there as well.
> >
> > If using Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro I.S., make sure file and printer
> > sharing is enabled in THEIR firewall.
> >
> > 1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
> > the SAME.
> >
> > In Vista Network and Sharing:
> >
> > Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)
> >
> > Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)
> >
> > File Sharing: ON
> >
> > Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared
> > Docs)
> >
> > Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
> > passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, you will be
> > asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
> > from an XP computer.
> >
> > Also, run the XP’s Home Network File and Printer Sharing Wizard to include
> > Vista in your “New” Network, even if you had an XP Network set up prior to
> > adding a Vista computer to it.
> >
> > --
> > Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
> >
> >
> > "ADH" wrote:
> >
> > > Have posted part of this before. Have Vista and Xp Pro computers on network
> > > (Workgroup). Am able to see and access files from Vista unit. Can see XP Pro
> > > unit but am not able to (Access it) Access Denied. Have setup identical
> > > usernames and passwords on both, but am getting nowhere. Need help.
> > > --
> > > ADH
 
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