Unable to connect to Visa Ultimate in Workgroup

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  1. hvrossum

    hvrossum

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    HI,

    I have a workgoup with several XP machines and one Vista Ultimate station.

    I am trying to connect to my shares on the Vista station, howver without luck.

    I get the not accessible message, you might not have permissions etc

    I already installed the IPV6 layer on my XP machine, stopped all firewall instances, and stoped UAC (user access control)

    However still not possible to connect, I tried it from the other xp machines, same result.

    What should I do, or is it better to set up the ultimate machine as domain controller, (how should I do this)

    Thanks for your help

    Harry
     
    hvrossum, May 13, 2007
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    Have you added the user names to log on to the shares and set up their permissions?

    I believe you can't make a non-server pc a domain controller.... correct me if i'm wrong
     
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    Hi,

    How do I this. When I check the users which should be able to connect I can only see users which are know on the Vista machine (vista\user)

    I enabled the guest account but no luck.

    When I want to add users and want check other locations (ie the other computers in my network) I can't find any.

    What am I doing wrong here. I am still a pretty newbie on this.

    The XP pc all have their own users but do belong to the same workgroup. Should I have the users bevalidated at the Vista machine when they start up their PC's How do I this?

    thanks for any help in advance.

    Harry
     
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    Sounds like what you're trying to do is what is called "simple file sharing". This was relatively simple to do on XP. You enabled file sharing, selected a folder (or even a volume), provided it a share name, indicated if others could change the files, clicked apply, and you were done. You could then connect over a network, to machines in the same workgroup, without having to login.



    Vista is not that simple. For an explanation from MS, see the following:



    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/network/evaluate/vista_fp.mspx



    I've tried this repeatedly myself and haven't been able to find a way to access shares on the Vista machine without entering a username and password. Perhaps the statement on the "sharing" tab that says "People must have a user account and password for this computer ..." is an indication that "simple file sharing" can't be done anymore.
     
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    Thanks for the link.

    It was the fact that even though I had same users defined on both machines I had forgotten to give them a password. This blocked the access.

    Thanks, up to the next step in Vista installation, (printers and stuff with not vista available drivers)
     
    hvrossum, May 17, 2007
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