Vista Networking error - Can see PC but cannot access it

Posted: 02-12-2009, 12:16 AM
Hi

I have two PCs. One has Vista Ultimate and the other has Vista Business. I
have connected them through a switch. In either of the PCs, under 'Network'
folder, I can see the other PC. But when I double click on one PC, I get the
following message:
\\<pc name> not found.

I have turned on the following:
Network discovery
File Sharing
Public Folder sharing
Printer Sharing (although I don't have any printer)

I have turned off the following:
All firewalls
Password protected sharing
Media sharing

I have shared the root drive as shown on microsoft website. I tried to
acceses PC like \\<IP address>. But I still can't access it.

Please advise how I can access the root drive.

Thanks...

Vista Networking error - Can see PC but cannot access it


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Re: Vista Networking error - Can see PC but cannot access it
Posted: 02-12-2009, 01:15 AM
On both computers run net share and net view. post back with the results.

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"Darshil" <Darshil@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EAD71BA6-0513-48FE-A4F2-93FE93ACBFD7@microsoft.com...
> Hi
>
> I have two PCs. One has Vista Ultimate and the other has Vista Business. I
> have connected them through a switch. In either of the PCs, under
> 'Network'
> folder, I can see the other PC. But when I double click on one PC, I get
> the
> following message:
> \\<pc name> not found.
>
> I have turned on the following:
> Network discovery
> File Sharing
> Public Folder sharing
> Printer Sharing (although I don't have any printer)
>
> I have turned off the following:
> All firewalls
> Password protected sharing
> Media sharing
>
> I have shared the root drive as shown on microsoft website. I tried to
> acceses PC like \\<IP address>. But I still can't access it.
>
> Please advise how I can access the root drive.
>
> Thanks...
Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
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Re: Vista Networking error - Can see PC but cannot access it
Posted: 02-12-2009, 02:47 AM
Hi
In Vista you can not Access the Root Drive C:\ since it is protected as a
security measure.
If you need more flexibility than the Public Folders, make a new Main Folder
under C:\ and build a system of sub Folders as you see fit.
You can give a Total Read/Write, Co-Owner ship Permission to the New Folder
and manipulate the whole thing till your heart content.
In general.
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).


"Darshil" <Darshil@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EAD71BA6-0513-48FE-A4F2-93FE93ACBFD7@microsoft.com...
> Hi
>
> I have two PCs. One has Vista Ultimate and the other has Vista Business. I
> have connected them through a switch. In either of the PCs, under
> 'Network'
> folder, I can see the other PC. But when I double click on one PC, I get
> the
> following message:
> \\<pc name> not found.
>
> I have turned on the following:
> Network discovery
> File Sharing
> Public Folder sharing
> Printer Sharing (although I don't have any printer)
>
> I have turned off the following:
> All firewalls
> Password protected sharing
> Media sharing
>
> I have shared the root drive as shown on microsoft website. I tried to
> acceses PC like \\<IP address>. But I still can't access it.
>
> Please advise how I can access the root drive.
>
> Thanks...
 
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