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Networking Between Vista And Windows 2000


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#1 shudokansam

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 09:38 PM

Ive been trying to set up a Lan between:

1 Vista Home Premium computer
and
2 Windows 2000 computers

Each Windows 2000 computer has the following protocols installed:
  • NWLink NetBIOS
  • NetBEUI
  • TCP/IP
  • NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transfer Protocol
And the Vista Computer has:
  • NetBEUI
  • TCP/IP v6
  • TCP/IP v4
  • Link Layer Topology Discovery Mapper I/O driver
  • Link Layer topology Discovery Responder
  • Reliable Multicast Protocol
The 2 Windows 2000 Computers see each other and communicate perfectly.

But the Vista Computer refuses to see any other computer through the LAN

Windows 2000 Computer #1 See the Vista Computer in our Lan but when I try to connect to it I receive: "\\Micheal-pc is not accessible. The network path was not found."
While Windows 2000 Computer #2 does not see Micheal-pc (Vista computer) at all

Ive followed the these directions but that still hasn't solved my problem.

Im really at a loss here. Any suggestions would be nice.

Thank you.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 09:43 PM

Usually a "not accessible error" is due to insufficient permissions - are you trying to access things that the Guest account is not allowed to access (such as My Documents on a particular profile)? If so, you may have to mirror accounts (setup identical accounts on all machines with identical names (renaming isn't allowed) and identical passwords).

Also, you may want to check if your network hardware is Vista compatible.
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 05:02 AM

After looking into usasma's suggestion, you might want to look at the possibility of third-party "interference".
Have you tried connecting while (temporarily) disabling all software firewalls, including on the W2K machines?

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