in most default installs of XP. What is needed is:
1) workgroup names the same
2) file and print sharing enabled through Windows Firewall or excepted through third party firewalls.
3) some folders set to be shared
When a PC is not seen in My Network Places, I will use Windows Search feature to look for the missing PC first by name and then by IP address.
How do I make my computer recognize another computer on my network as an administrator? I was playing around with "Connect to another computer" in the MMC and most things are forbidden because I lack permissions. I looked it up on microsoft.com and it says I need administrator permissions -on the remote computer-. I have a home network with a hardware firewall router so I have no worries security-wise; I want to do as much as possible within my network.
I could do this on Win2000 but I cant even find the network permissions panels in xp. Help!