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vista wont connect to shared files on xp server


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#1 lordherald

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 09:41 AM

We have a server that has XP pro on it and a laptop with Vista.
The vista computer used to connect to the XP server with out any problems.
there is a matching user account on both computers with passwords that match.
we had to replace the wireless router recently and since then the laptop will not connect any more.
the rest of the computers in the network all connect and have the same workgroup as the vista machine.
the vista machine will connect to the music server shared folders no passwords and to the ftp server shared folders no passwords.
the vista computer goes out of town alot and gets connected to hotel networks all accross the country.
the vista machine can print to a networked copy machine a networked printer and the internet.
All of the computers show up in the network screen in the vista computer, and in the xp computers.
when we try to open the shared folder or the server we get a login window asking for user and password. when we enter the correct user and password is says that it can not connect.

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#2 techextreme

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:09 AM

If you have not done so thus far, I would suggest enabling the "guest" account on the "XP Server". This should allow the Vista box to connect to whatever is shared on your XP box.

Hope this helps,
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