Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] wrote:
> Well, these are things to take into account:
> Are both computers in the same Workgroup?
> Unique Machine names?
> Static IP Addresses?
> Network Discovery and Sharing enabled in Vista's Network and Sharing Center?
> Have you checked the Firewall to make sure that Network Discovery is not
> Click Start > Network
> Click "Network and Sharing Center"
> Under "Sharing and Discovery" make sure the following are turned on: Network
> Discovery, File Sharing, Public folder sharing, Password protected sharing,
> Media Sharing.
In typical Microsoft fashion (Start button to turn it off etc) Password
Protected Sharing is actually a restriction, not a sharing enhancement,
therefore the OP actually wants to start with this turned "OFF". It
turns OFF the password protection, it does nothing to assist sharing.
This is a symptom of the "We are making things more secure" claims which
translate roughly to "We have made things look different"
It still remains true that the first priority is to begin with the same
username and password on at least two of the machines. Also no "Blank"