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# 42540 6-Oct-2009 15:22
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Hi, I am trying to connect a share on an XP Pro machine using Vista Home Preimium. I have spent hours trying to do this and waded through pages of online help from MS and other forums, and nothing seems to help. I can see the machine but get a Login Failure.

Any help would be appreciated.

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# 261740 6-Oct-2009 15:59
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Same, I too would like to know how to achieve this!




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  # 261750 6-Oct-2009 16:19
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Well I have dragged the Vista machine home, no problems connecting to my both my XP Pro machines and my Naslite, so I guess there is some issue with the clients XP machine.

But any pointers would be appreciated

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  # 261753 6-Oct-2009 16:21
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2 things to try.

1. on the XP machine, enable guest account. then on vista when it asks for a username and password, enter 'guest' for both username and password

2. for the username field enter 'administrator' and password would be whatever password you have got set for your MAIN account i.e if cyril7 is username with admin access and password is abc on the XP machine

enter 'administrator' for username in the connect dialog box in vista machine and password would be 'abc'




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  # 261754 6-Oct-2009 16:26
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By default xp pro will deny access to it over the network by guest accounts, and what does vista do? trys by default to access machines via the guest account, clever right?

Well its an easy fix. On the xp pro machine, in administrative tools, goto local security settings, local policies, user rights assignment and find the "access computer from network" key, add everyone and guest to this list. Now find "deny access to this computer from network" key and delete guest from this list. You may need to log off and on again for the setting to take effect.



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  # 261756 6-Oct-2009 16:31
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Thanks guys will try both out, but garvani I think you may be on the money.

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  # 261769 6-Oct-2009 17:11
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I remember some download from MS, something called Toplology something which solved this problem for me. Dont have XP machine now to check for you.

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  # 261786 6-Oct-2009 17:48
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I'll have a crack tonight too!




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  # 261794 6-Oct-2009 18:14
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Hi, it was just as garvani said, so thanks for that. Interestingly it still would not browse to it, I have to manually map both drives and printer.

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  # 261862 6-Oct-2009 21:45
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yeah vista and xp sharing is horrible at the best of times, browsing through the workgroup is generally a no go.. best just to go direct via ip address then map the drive...
Anyways glad i can help, had pulled my hair out many a times till i figured that out!

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ive had many a headache trying to network share xp and windows 7 also but eventually managed to see/share files from one to the other and vice versa.




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  # 261903 7-Oct-2009 00:52
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cyril7: Hi, it was just as garvani said, so thanks for that. Interestingly it still would not browse to it, I have to manually map both drives and printer.

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This download for XP usually solves a number of those sort of problems (browsing for it, showing up in the network map etc)

http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4F01A31D-EE46-481E-BA11-37F485FA34EA&displaylang=en

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  # 261926 7-Oct-2009 07:42
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That was what I was referring to earlier. I spent many hours playing around with settings, passwords with no luck at all until I installed that link Ragnor posted.



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  # 261931 7-Oct-2009 07:52
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Hi, yep attempted to install that but was told that it was not needed as its included in SP3, but I do not that one of the advanced settings in XP is to state what brower response level is used, and among the dozens of things I tried before girvanis advise was to change to v2, as it did not work I changed it back to the earlier browser response, so might give that a go.

Mind you now its working I dont want to break it again.

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