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Vista Sees XP/XP sees vista..Asks for password..

by ondarocks / December 10, 2007 9:12 AM PST

Ok, I'm pretty good with networking and security but this one got to me..
I have a workgroup that can see each other, vista can access the XP files on the xp pc but the reverse is a problem.. I can see the vista computer on the network but i am asked for a username and password when clicking on the vista pc in network neighborhood.. The vista shared folders are not visibleon the network as well. I have tried turning off firewalls, enabling "everyone" and other users.. private and public in vista on and off.. all kinds of permissions.. I'm Stuck..nothing is working.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2007 2:06 PM PST

"everyone" in Windows networking is everyone with an account. If your account name is Fred then be sure Fred has an account on all the machines you need to use.

Bob

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by ondarocks / December 10, 2007 3:11 PM PST
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Yes, the xp pc in question has an account on the vista pc. I will have to check on the account name to see if it's identical. Also,
do I have to set up the xp pc with a special batch program or service so it automatically connects and sees the vista folders on the share without asking for a password?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 11, 2007 1:30 AM PST
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"I will have to check on the account name to see if it's identical"

If it's not then you get the prompt. Sorry I don't support enabling the end run to this issue. I strongly suggest doing it right.

Bob

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