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connect xp home sp3 to vista machine over network

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have read up and tried most things that i can see
can see the xp machine on the vista and can see the machine and the shared dir but am not allowed to view them
any ideas
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by:David Atkin
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Hello,

The easiest way to do this is to do this is to create duplicate users on each machine.

I.e. create the same usernames and passwords on the Vista PC and XP PC.  Then the authentication will happen automatically.

Check the share permissions to confirm that your username has full control.
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by:John Hurst
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If it will work for you, it is easier to connect from Vista to XP.

Otherwise, and in addition to the above good suggestions, you will probably need to share the folders on the Vista machine you wish to access.

.... Thinkpads_User
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i have the vista working its the xp machine that i cannot view the files of
i cannot see were to create the user for bot machines i have guest shared for both but that also does not work
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by:John Hurst
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Go to XP, Folder options, and turn OFF simple file sharing. Make sure that File and Print sharing are enabled in the Network Properties. Also make sure Client for Microsoft (exact name??) is installed.

It may be easiest at least to get started, to share out the XP drive with a user id and password.

Make sure ALL firewalls allow the subnet range you are working on.

Then from Vista, NET USE  Z: \\ipaddressofXP\FolderName and authenticate.  What answer do you get?

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by:lauchangkwang
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You may share the folder by adding "everyone" permission with full control. Make sure the "File and Printer Sharing" is checked and allowed to pass through under the firewall.
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i caanot seem to find were the permissions are to add them its not under sharing  or properties
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by:John Hurst
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In Windows XP you can share a folder or you can share then entire drive. The latter is easier to get started but be careful who you share it to.

Folder Sharing:

Windows-XP-Folder-Sharing
Drive Sharing:

Windows-XP-Drive-Sharing
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i cannot see the permissions this is the sharing inof that i get access to
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Please try making a bigger picture so that the words can be seen. I opened the picture but it is too tiny.

You should be able to follow through my picture above because that will work on any XP system. Make sure your XP system is XP Pro and not XP Home.

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Is this XP Pro or Home?  Your properties do not look like my screen shot, and what I posted is common to XP Pro systems.

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@sydneyguy - I neglected to go back to the top and I see you are in fact using XP Home. XP Home is not ready for diverse operating system sharing.

Either you have to upgrade to XP Pro (could be hard because XP is dead) or else use a USB Key or hard drive to move files.

My setup works (I use it) but I only use XP Pro.

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well found the answer and it had to do with the regestry, so thanks for your help and the answer that i found is below that worked for me

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/177078

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To resolve this behavior, increase the IRPStackSize value in the registry:

    Click Start, and then click Run.
    Type regedit, and then click OK.
    Navigate to the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters
    In the right pane, double-click the IRPStackSize value.

    NOTE: If the IRPStackSize value does not already exist, use the following procedure to create it:
        In the Parameters folder of the registry, right-click the right pane.
        Point to New, and then click DWord Value.
        Type IRPStackSize.

        IMPORTANT: Type "IRPStackSize" exactly as it is displayed because the value name is case-sensitive.
    Change the Base to decimal.
    In the Value Data box, type a value that is larger than the value that is listed.

    If you created the IRPStackSize value using the procedure described in step 4, the default value is 15. It is recommended that you increase the value by 3. Therefore, if the previous value was 11, type 14, and then click OK.
    Close the Registry Editor.
    Restart the computer.

If the problem persists after you complete the preceding procedure, try to increase the value of IRPStackSize even more. The maximum value for Windows 2000 is 50 (0x32 hex).
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have got it working thanks for all your help and support
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