hello all - I'm having the exact same situation that Todd described. I even
uninstalled norton to see if it was the problem - no change. turned firewalls
off - no change. in all situations, the desktop can get to the laptop, but
not the other way around. Both machines appear in the Network window. I can
ping the laptop from the desktop, but not the other way around.
I'm not a complete newbie to this stuff, but I'm completely stumped. Anyone
have any ideas?
Thanks in Advance,
"Eric Cross [MVP]" wrote:
> Hello Todd,
> You need to properly configure Norton to allow the computer on the network.
> Disabling doesn't always work. If you haven't already, be sure to review
> this article to configure your firewall.
> How to configure the Home Network for NIS, NIS Pro, or NPF 2002 4.x
> Eric Cross
> Microsoft MVP (Windows Networking)
> "Todd Marks" <ToddMarks@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > Just got a new Vista Notebook a couple of days ago, and have been trying
> > to
> > set up file sharing on my network. My Vista desktop is wired to my
> > wireless
> > router, while the notebook connects wirelessly. My problem is this, My
> > desktop can access the notebook and it's shared resources over the
> > network,
> > but when I try to access the desktop w/ my notebook i get a message that
> > states "Windows cannot access \\DESKTOP". The workgroups are the same, I
> > have it set up on a private network, and have even tried disabling my
> > firewalls (Norton 360 on the desktop, and Norton I.S. on the notebook) to
> > no
> > avail. Is there something I'm missing here? Thanks for your help.
> > Todd