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Windows 7: XP Pro laptop cant see Win 7 Enterprise Desktop

14 Oct 2010   #1
cholubaz

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 
Win 7 Enterprise Desktop cant see XP Pro laptop on network

Hello all,

I have been fighting this issue for days now and am really getting pissed I haven't fixed it yet. By the way I have been doing this type of computer troubleshooting and maintenance for years.

Work Laptop Windows XP Pro (Wrokgroup) connected via wireless connection
Home Desktop Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit (Workgroup) NOT IN A HOME GROUP

From my XP Laptop I can go to My Network Places and click on View Workgroup Computers and see my Win 7 Desktop. I can double click on the name of that computer and it prompts me for a name and password and I type in the user name and password for the account I use on the Win 7 desktop and I can see the folders I shared and can drag and drop folders with no problem,

From the Win 7 Desktop I cant see this Windows XP laptop.
From Network Sharing Center / Change Advanced Sharing Settings I have ON Network Discovery, File and Printer Sharing, Public Folder Sharing, etc..
I can Ping my Windows XP Laptop from the Win 7 Desktop via computer name or IP Address. I have tried doing a search for the computer by name and nothing shows up. I have tried opening a browser and http://192.168.1.133 and cant get anything.
I have turned off the Firewall on both machines at the same time and still cant see the XP Laptop from Win 7 Desktop

I have rebooted everything and started over. Yes this includes cable modem and router.

I have went though every tutorial I can find and what ever solution has worked for one person has not worked for me so far so I would be glad to hear something new.

Cheers,
Chris


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14 Oct 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

For this problem you should first try turning off simple file sharing on the XP pro machine.

If that doesn't get it working then try this registry adjustment that has worked in the past for this same problem.

This needs to be done on the Win 7 machine. You may need to create this key if it's not there.

Solution is really easy just modify one key in registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
create or modify 32-bit DWORD: LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy
set the value to: 1
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2010   #3
cholubaz

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
For this problem you should first try turning off simple file sharing on the XP pro machine.

If that doesn't get it working then try this registry adjustment that has worked in the past for this same problem.

This needs to be done on the Win 7 machine. You may need to create this key if it's not there.

Solution is really easy just modify one key in registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
create or modify 32-bit DWORD: LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy
set the value to: 1
Thanks Ill try the reg edit now.
Simple sharing is off. I always turn that off because you SIMPLY cant share crap with it on lol.

Cheers,
Chris
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14 Oct 2010   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Yes very true, it only messes stuff up, in fact I've seen it cause this same problem of the Win7 machine not being able to see the XP machine. The registry adjustment usually will fix this one but I'm not sure why it's required sometimes.
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14 Oct 2010   #5
cholubaz

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
For this problem you should first try turning off simple file sharing on the XP pro machine.

If that doesn't get it working then try this registry adjustment that has worked in the past for this same problem.

This needs to be done on the Win 7 machine. You may need to create this key if it's not there.

Solution is really easy just modify one key in registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
create or modify 32-bit DWORD: LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy
set the value to: 1
No joy. I made the Reg change[IMG]file:///C:/Users/MOMAND%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-2.png[/IMG] on the Win 7 machine and still in Network under Computer I only see this computer and no others.

Cheers,
Chris
[IMG]file:///C:/Users/MOMAND%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.png[/IMG]
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14 Oct 2010   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I can't see those screen shots.

You should also go into the Advanced sharing settings and make sure that both the Public and Home-work file sharing options are enabled, there are two windows that need these adjustments. Try changing to 56 bit encryption and make sure that network discovery and all the other options are correct like in the pictures. Looks like you did that already.

The title is a little misleading> XP Pro laptop cant see Win 7 Enterprise Desktop
Then you say>From the Win 7 Desktop I cant see this Windows XP laptop.

So that threw me off a bit, sorry for the confusion.

Did you run the XP network connection set up wizard? Are both machines using the same "workgroup" name?


Any type of A/V software or third party firewalls can also cause this problem to occur.


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XP Pro laptop cant see Win 7 Enterprise Desktop-public-sharing-enabled-all-found.jpg   XP Pro laptop cant see Win 7 Enterprise Desktop-password-protected-sharing-off.jpg  
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14 Oct 2010   #7
cholubaz

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
I can't see those screen shots.

You should also go into the Advanced sharing settings and make sure that both the Public and Home-work file sharing options are enabled, there are two windows that need these adjustments. Try changing to 56 bit encryption and make sure that network discovery and all the other options are correct like in the pictures. Looks like you did that already.

The title is a little misleading> XP Pro laptop cant see Win 7 Enterprise Desktop
Then you say>From the Win 7 Desktop I cant see this Windows XP laptop.

So that threw me off a bit, sorry for the confusion.

Yep I titled it wrong. I corrected it now

Did you run the XP network connection set up wizard? Are both machines using the same "workgroup" name?


Any type of A/V software or third party firewalls can also cause this problem to occur.
Yep mine looks like that> switched them both to 56 bit encryption and still no joy.
I can still connect XP to Win 7 with the 56 bit encryption
so that hasn't hurt anything from the other direction

Cheers,
chris
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2010   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Try the settings listed in the first post at this Technet thread. It could be a problem with UAC or some of the advanced sharing settings may need to be changed.
SMB File Sharing Accessing windows 7 shares from XP and other devices
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14 Oct 2010   #9
cholubaz

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Try the settings listed in the first post at this Technet thread. It could be a problem with UAC or some of the advanced sharing settings may need to be changed.
SMB File Sharing Accessing windows 7 shares from XP and other devices
LOL I turned UAC to never notify two days after I installed it. So I turned it to the first notch of notification and rebooted. Checked and no change to I put it back to not notify me of anything again and rebooted.

Chris
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2010   #10
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

There may be other changes required in the advanced settings, sometimes you need to enable password protected sharing, the link shows the right ones. Always reboot machines after making these changes.

Any type of A/V you might have installed will also cause these types of problems to occur, sometimes you need to uninstall A/V's to fix these sorts of problems.
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