Frustrated with file sharing on mixed XP/Vista home network

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Mike Marquis, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. Mike Marquis

    Mike Marquis Guest

    When I had an all XP home network (XP Home and Media Center computers) I had
    it set up so anyone on any machine could access files anywhere. We had a
    common workgroup but no domain.

    Now I have mostly Vista machines (mix of Home Premium and Ultimate) and one
    XP Media Center machine. I can share printers OK and the explicitly shared
    assets appear in a Network browse, but nothing I can do lets me drill down
    to the subfolder or file level. I have turned off password sharing on the
    Vista machines and have allowed full access on the XP machine but no joy.

    Vista online resources at MS have not been helpful. Neither has the Vista
    help files.

    Is this a common problem? If so has anyone figured out a solution?

    Mike Marquis, Sep 20, 2008
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    Bob Levine Guest

    I've found it helpful to have a password on the machine that needs to be

    Bob Levine, Sep 20, 2008
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  3. Mike Marquis

    Mike Marquis Guest

    I was trying to avoid that. If I have to I guess I would have to. What type
    of password? Windows logon? Is it different for Vista vs. XP machines?

    Mike Marquis, Sep 20, 2008
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    Bob Levine Guest

    Yes. No.

    Bob Levine, Sep 21, 2008
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    Ben Myers Guest

    The password requirement must be Microsoft's misguided idea to improve network
    security in Vista. Definitely overkill for home networks. A mandatory
    requirement for most company/enterprise networks... Ben Myers
    Ben Myers, Sep 21, 2008
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    Scott Davis Guest

    Do you use Kaspersky anti-virus (KAV) or internet security suite
    (KIS)? I had network problems under XP using KAV until I increased
    the IRPStakSize to (decimal) 17. This registry value can be found
    Scott Davis, Sep 21, 2008
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    Bob Levine Guest


    Bob Levine, Sep 21, 2008
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