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How do I setup peer to peer networking between a Windows 2000 PC and a Windows XP Pro PC?

I can see my XP system and its resources from my Win 2K PC but I cannot view my resources from my XP PC.  I can see both systems in network neighborhood on the XP system.  

Here's what I have tried;
I have added the workgroup to the Local Security Policy but that did not change anything.
I have installed the XP peer to peer windows protocol.
I have added the everyone group to the sharing properties of the hard drive and the printer.
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Networking XP

*****Most Networking Problems with XP*****

Are caused by Firewalls (either hardware or software)
If you have Zone Alarm, Black ICE Defender etc turn them off! If the problem goes away, you need to reconfigure the firewall. Also Windows XP by default has a built in firewall (ICF) to disable
1.  Open Network Connections (Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double click Network Connections.)
 
2.  Click the Dial up, LAN or High–Speed Internet connection that you want to protect, and then, under Network Tasks, click Change settings of this connection.
 
3.  On the Advanced tab, under Internet Connection Firewall, select the following:  Clear the Protect my computer and network by limiting or preventing access to this computer from the Internet check box. This disables the firewall; your computer and network are then vulnerable to intrusions.


*****Full Walkthrough of networking XP Home*****

How to Set Up a Small Network with Windows XP Home Edition (PART 1)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=813936
How to Set Up a Small Network with Windows XP Home Edition (PART 2)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=813937
How to Set Up a Small Network with Windows XP Home Edition (PART 3)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=813938
How to Set Up a Small Network with Windows XP Home Edition (PART 4)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=813939
How to Set Up a Small Network with Windows XP Home Edition (PART 5)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=813940
How to Set Up a Small Network with Windows XP Home Edition (PART 6)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=814003
How to Set Up a Small Network with Windows XP Home Edition (PART 7)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=814004
How to Set Up a Small Network with Windows XP Home Edition (PART 8)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=814005

Networking XP and 2000

http://www.homenethelp.com/web/howto/HomeNet-Win2kXP.asp

Adding XP to a network

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp/addxp.htm

Windows XP Network troubleshooting

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/troubleshoot/
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by:William_T
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I have done the following;

Installed Netbeui
Shutdown firewalls,
Checked IP address and subnet,
Added Full Control to the Everyone user,

and I still get a message that my Win2k PC is not accessible and that I do not have permission to use this network resource.

I'll keep trying all these links above but nothing changes my problem.
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by:Debsyl99
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Hi
If you haven't already disable simple file sharing
How to Disable Simple File Sharing in Windows XP Professional
http://www.winbookcorp.com/_technote/WBTA20000876.htm

Make sure that you use the same user account and password on both machines, and ensure that that account can access shared folders. Also:

1) Have you created a shared folder on both pc's? If not do so,
2) Have you tried enabling netbios over tcp/ip on both network cards? It's in TCP/IP properties on your local area connection
3) Once done can you map a share from one pc to another ie on pc number 1:
open a command prompt, (ie start,run,type in cmd and press enter)
Then type
net use j: \\nameofcomputer2\nameofsharedfolder
where j: is a drive letter that isn't currently used by any system partitions, cd or portable drives etc.

IF THIS WORKS ie the share maps and you can access the shared folder and its contents from My Computer then it's likely it's a resolution problem and you can use the lmhosts file in :
%systemroot%\System32\Drivers\Etc
Where %systemroot% is your root system directory ie C:\windows or c:\winnt
Here you'll find a file called lmhosts.sam (this is a sample file).  Edit it with notepad and add the following at the bottom using a tab space to separate
pcname1 <tab>   IP Address PC2
pcname2 <tab>   IP Address PC2

Then save it as just lmhosts (no extension) in the same directory.

Hope that helps

Deb :))


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by:AMDewar
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Try giving it another workgroup name, to both systems, sometimes this simply did the trick when everything else was tried.
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by:crissand
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What service pack do you have on the W2k machine? If not SP4, install SP4.
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by:abu_deep
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Do you have identical username/passwords set on all machines?also do u have a shared folder on each pc..
and just to make sure that u have a share folder on each pc try to look at this article ..
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040


One more thing you can try:


Windows XP (at least PRO) defaults a setting in Local Security Settings to something very unhelpful.
If all this does not solve your problem, check Local Security Settings, Network access: Sharing and security model for local accounts.  This may be set to (default) Guest only - local users authenticate as Guest.  Change this to Classic: local users authenticate as themselves.

Start/run: gpedit.msc
   Local Computer Policy
     Computer Configuration
      +Windows Settings
         +Security Settings
           +Local Policies
             +Security Options
         
          Double-click on Network Access:Sharing and Security Model for local accounts--
                 --change to "Classic - local users authenticate as themselves"

FOR HOME USERS ONLY WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS:
Look for and set these properties as shown also

Network access: Allow anonymous SID/Name translation     ==> Enabled
Network access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts     ==> Disabled
Network access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts and shares          ==> Disabled
Network access: Let Everyone permissions apply to anonymous users     ==>      Enabled
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We might split the points!
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