XP Pro to XP Home network crossover
Posted on 2005-04-10
I have purchased a new computer, it has XP Home, FAT32 filesystem. I want to network this new computer with my main computer (server) which runs WinXP Pro. The ICF works as I am typeing this message on the new computer (client). The problem is the file shareing. I get the message:
“\\<computer name> is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
The XP Pro is on NTFS file system, where the client XP Home is Fat32. The computers are connected via crossover cable, (I Know I will be buying a router in the very near future), for now I need to get the file shareing to work with the existing crossover cable.
The ICF has been disabled on both computers, they both are in workgroup MSHOME, Simple fileshareing disabled on server. On server the folder to share has been enabled for shareing and permissions given for username blakelock, the client has been set up with a blakelock acount and same password to match the acount on the server.
I dont understand how this can be hapening. I need a solution for this.