i just got a new hp laptop, and of course it has vista. i have a lan of two other computers, a server running freenas, and my modded xbox.
i'm trying to transfer things like my music and such from my desktop to the lappy now. as of right now i can see the laptop shared folders from my xp desktop and copy files from xp to vista no problem. however, when i try to access my desktop like \\lee in explorer i get an err message saying:
'You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Access is Denied.'
i can see all computers under Network on the laptop. when i access my freenas server from the laptop, no problems at all. just when trying to access the xp desktop i get the err.
i have all on the same workgroup. on the laptop i have the network set up as private. i have network discovery, file sharing, public folder sharing, and print sharing enabled. i have read/write permissions on the public share. i don't have password protection enabled. i also was googling earlier and found an xp patch that was supposed to help, but no change.
it's just a problem with vista accessing the xp computers. it works the other way just fine. i haven't changed any settings in xp because i really don't see any that would seem to help... any suggestions?