Problem with direct connection between 2 Windows 2000 computers
Posted on 2004-08-06
I'm trying to connect my laptop to my desktop using direct connection (LPT1) just to move some files around. Both systems are running Win2k Pro. I get the connection. On the host it says "Unauthenticated User" in the Network and Dial-up Connections window (not sure whether that is significant).
On the host machine, I can see both the host and guest computers in "Computers Near Me", but when I click on the guest computer, I get the error I get the error message: "\\guest_computer is not accessible. The network path was not found", and the connection terminates.
On the guest machine, when I try to use "Computers Near Me" , neither the guest or the host are listed. None of the host's shared folders are visible.
I pretty sure I have all the permissions set up correctly.
What am I doing wrong?