Posted 27 January 2006 - 10:06 PM
I don't understand the workings of Group Policies but I've done a google on their application to XP Home and some of the stuff sounds relevant...
Q1. Does everything work the way you want it when you disable the McAfee firewall?
Q2. Are you logged in to the problem computer as Administrator?
Q3. Do all the PC's have the 'Guest' account enabled (I think they are by default in XP Home)?
Q4. Is the Windows Firewall turned off?
This article may apply to your problem (backup the registry as it says before making any changes!): http://windowsxp.mvps.org/resetfwpol.htm
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