> I tried te establish a network between a laptop with Vista Home Premium, by
> using a hub and two other computers, one (PC) with XP pro and one (laptop) XP
> Both other computers recognize the Vista laptop in the workgroup but the
> Vista laptop doesn't recognize one of them. I want to work with shared maps.
> Support told me that Vista Home Premium can work in a wortkgroup but after
> trying a lot of hours i still haven't found the solution. Who can give me a
> I am Dutch but the answers or hint can be given in Englisch, Dutch or German.
> Thanks !.
Yes, Home Premium can work just fine in a Workgroup. Usually problems
are caused by firewalls being misconfigured. Make sure you are only
using one firewall on each machine and it is configured to allow the
local area network as trusted.
Here is a link which explains networking with Vista very well: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/net.../vista_fp.mspx
Since you have a mixed network with one of the machines being XP Pro,
also see this:
If one or more of the computers is XP Pro or Media Center:
a. If you need Pro's ability to set fine-grained permissions, turn off
Simple File Sharing (Folder Options>View tab) and create identical user
accounts/passwords on all computers.
b. If you don't care about using Pro's advanced features, leave the
Simple File Sharing enabled.
Simple File Sharing means that Guest (network) is enabled. This means
that anyone without a user account on the target system can use its
resources. This is a security hole but only you can decide if it matters
in your situation.
Then create shares as desired. XP Home does not permit sharing of users'
home directories (My Documents) or Program Files, but you can share
folders inside those directories. A better choice is to simply use the
Shared Documents folder.
I think the simplest way to handle networking in your situation is to
create identical user accounts/passwords on all machines. You can always
set the machines to log in automatically later if you prefer. Use the
control userpasswords2 method here:
Configure Windows to Automatically Login (MVP Ramesh) - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Autologon.htm
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