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I can only see all my computers in the full Network Map

  1. #1


    Geoff B Guest

    I can only see all my computers in the full Network Map

    I had to reinstall Vista on my laptop and now I can not see any other
    computer in the network window but they all show up in the full network map.
    I have ensured that my fire wall is set to allow the other pc's access. I
    have four XP machines and one additional Vista and I can see the xp machines
    on the other Vista box. I am at a lose as to what to do.

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  2. #2


    Tom Lake Guest

    Re: I can only see all my computers in the full Network Map


    "Geoff B" <Geoff B@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:CF76E870-34C8-4EC5-836C-8FC740C51049@xxxxxx

    >I had to reinstall Vista on my laptop and now I can not see any other
    > computer in the network window but they all show up in the full network
    > map.
    > I have ensured that my fire wall is set to allow the other pc's access. I
    > have four XP machines and one additional Vista and I can see the xp
    > machines
    > on the other Vista box. I am at a lose as to what to do.
    Are you all in the same workgroup or in the same domain?

    Tom Lake


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  3. #3


    Mick Murphy Guest

    RE: I can only see all my computers in the full Network Map

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx

    Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.
    How to give Permissions are there, too.
    If you are running Norton, etc’s Firewall, check its settings.

    1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
    the SAME.

    In Vista Network and Sharing:

    Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)

    Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)

    File Sharing: ON

    Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared
    Docs)

    Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
    passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, you will be
    asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
    from an XP computer.

    Also, run the XP’s Home Network File and Printer sharing Wizard.


    "Geoff B" wrote:

    > I had to reinstall Vista on my laptop and now I can not see any other
    > computer in the network window but they all show up in the full network map.
    > I have ensured that my fire wall is set to allow the other pc's access. I
    > have four XP machines and one additional Vista and I can see the xp machines
    > on the other Vista box. I am at a lose as to what to do.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Geoff B Guest

    Re: I can only see all my computers in the full Network Map

    Yes

    "Tom Lake" wrote:

    >
    > "Geoff B" <Geoff B@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:CF76E870-34C8-4EC5-836C-8FC740C51049@xxxxxx

    > >I had to reinstall Vista on my laptop and now I can not see any other
    > > computer in the network window but they all show up in the full network
    > > map.
    > > I have ensured that my fire wall is set to allow the other pc's access. I
    > > have four XP machines and one additional Vista and I can see the xp
    > > machines
    > > on the other Vista box. I am at a lose as to what to do.
    >
    > Are you all in the same workgroup or in the same domain?
    >
    > Tom Lake
    >

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  5. #5


    Geoff B Guest

    RE: I can only see all my computers in the full Network Map

    All that is done, and running the xp wizard wont fix why I can't see my other
    Vista machine

    "Mick Murphy" wrote:

    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx
    >
    > Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.
    > How to give Permissions are there, too.
    > If you are running Norton, etc’s Firewall, check its settings.
    >
    > 1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
    > the SAME.
    >
    > In Vista Network and Sharing:
    >
    > Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)
    >
    > Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)
    >
    > File Sharing: ON
    >
    > Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared
    > Docs)
    >
    > Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
    > passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, you will be
    > asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
    > from an XP computer.
    >
    > Also, run the XP’s Home Network File and Printer sharing Wizard.
    >
    >
    > "Geoff B" wrote:
    >

    > > I had to reinstall Vista on my laptop and now I can not see any other
    > > computer in the network window but they all show up in the full network map.
    > > I have ensured that my fire wall is set to allow the other pc's access. I
    > > have four XP machines and one additional Vista and I can see the xp machines
    > > on the other Vista box. I am at a lose as to what to do.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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