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Networking Windows 2K and XP - issues with seeing each computer on network

Here's a posting from a friend having problems setting up a Windows XP
computer to share a Windows 2K network.
<begin friend's quote>
"At work, I've set up a brand new machine with XP, and now need to
copy
my files, etc to it from the old one. Our office is set up with a
Win2K
server plus 2 other machines besides mine. (so 4 in total)

I can't seem to be able to get the network to work on any of the
machines, to see my machine or mine to see them...

I have now turned off the Firewall on the XP machine, its in the same
workgroup as the others, I gave myself administrator rights on the XP
and have tried using the Wizard several times today..
I googled XP to Win2K networking, but can't find something detailed
enough to help me...

Clicking on the Workgroup:
I get message:
"@home is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this
network resource. Contact the administrator oft he server to find out
if you have access permissions."

I think the Network Setup Wizard did something strange because now "My
network places" looks strange...
It has:
Microsoft Terminal Services
Microsoft Windows network (shows the workgroup but is innot
accessible) Web CLient Network

On the new machine 'Assistant' I did create a new folder and shared
it, but it also automatically created a "Shared Folder" for me as I
was doing the Wizard network thing.

For background info for you, the network setup is like this:

My boss(we are a legal office) has Win2K server on his machine, and
the client files are on the
Cr732560-a  (which I guess must be the server).
Vanessa--just today set up by 'the computer guy', new with WinXP
--(Vanessa is a subcontractor here, so she had him do it for her,
rather than me).
Dale is the other machine, also with Win2K but maybe upgrading to XP
later, as well.
Judy is my old machine, with Win2K
Assistant is my new machine with XP

Assistant is visible on all the other machines, but of course, not
accessible. And from the new one the workgroup @home, as I said
before, is not accessible, 
"@home is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this
network resource. Contact the administrator oft he server to find out
if you have access permissions."

I have networked at home, Mac to PC's, etc, -- so I know a little
bit...but...

I wondered about some protocol, like netBui, but was afraid to mess
with the other computers, because if I mess with their network
protocols and set-up, and it doesn't work then that will make the
server files unavailable to the other 3 people! Its a bit scary - on
Thursday afternoons and all day Fridays, I'm alone in the office, and
I may have to hold off until then. Or I could attempt it during lunch
hours !! or not.

One thing though, there's a message every once in a while on the
server machine about the maximum number of licences being used (4 it
must be) so I may have to take the old machine off the network to make
the new one work. Then, to copy my files over, I may have to
disconnect one of the other machines. So there will always only be 4
machines on the network.

I also tried "mapping the drives, and it said to "create folder" - but
of course it didn't work...
Was I on the right track?
If I add netBui on all the machines, XP and win2K, then the network
will be all set???

anyway, I will be in touch whenever I think I can safely work on
this...

Another question - I'm not sure how the machines are physically
networked. There is another "workgroup" on the floor below (2 offices
are in a house with 2 stories, we are on the 2nd floor) and those
ladies' computers are visible to all our machines as well. Of course,
they are not on our server - but one of their machines I can actually
access the files on ours."
</end friend's quote>

I proposed using NetBEUI at first but then there is the issue that
this is an established network and I wouldn't want to mess it up
unless I was pretty damn sure of what I was doing.
I have had a network sharing files and printer with Windows 98 and XP
machines....not sure if this would be the same solution for a Win2K
and XP mix...
Any tips are appretiated.

FayeC
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The first thing to do is check the TCP settings on all machines. Go to 
the command prompt of each machine and type "ipconfig /all" and make a 
note of the settings. The important ones are TCP/IP address and subnet 
mask. The TCP/IP address should be different on all machines but still 
in the same range ie: 192.168.0.x the subnet mask should be the same on 
all machines ie 255.255.255.0 and they should all be in the same 
workgroup. Also there should be the same user accounts on all machines.
FayeC wrote:
> Here's a posting from a friend having problems setting up a Windows XP
> computer to share a Windows 2K network.
> <begin friend's quote>
> "At work, I've set up a brand new machine with XP, and now need to
> copy
> my files, etc to it from the old one. Our office is set up with a
> Win2K
> server plus 2 other machines besides mine. (so 4 in total)
> 
> I can't seem to be able to get the network to work on any of the
> machines, to see my machine or mine to see them...
> 
> I have now turned off the Firewall on the XP machine, its in the same
> workgroup as the others, I gave myself administrator rights on the XP
> and have tried using the Wizard several times today..
> I googled XP to Win2K networking, but can't find something detailed
> enough to help me...
> 
> Clicking on the Workgroup:
> I get message:
> "@home is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this
> network resource. Contact the administrator oft he server to find out
> if you have access permissions."
> 
> I think the Network Setup Wizard did something strange because now "My
> network places" looks strange...
> It has:
> Microsoft Terminal Services
> Microsoft Windows network (shows the workgroup but is innot
> accessible) Web CLient Network
> 
> On the new machine 'Assistant' I did create a new folder and shared
> it, but it also automatically created a "Shared Folder" for me as I
> was doing the Wizard network thing.
> 
> For background info for you, the network setup is like this:
> 
> My boss(we are a legal office) has Win2K server on his machine, and
> the client files are on the
> Cr732560-a  (which I guess must be the server).
> Vanessa--just today set up by 'the computer guy', new with WinXP
> --(Vanessa is a subcontractor here, so she had him do it for her,
> rather than me).
> Dale is the other machine, also with Win2K but maybe upgrading to XP
> later, as well.
> Judy is my old machine, with Win2K
> Assistant is my new machine with XP
> 
> Assistant is visible on all the other machines, but of course, not
> accessible. And from the new one the workgroup @home, as I said
> before, is not accessible, 
> "@home is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this
> network resource. Contact the administrator oft he server to find out
> if you have access permissions."
> 
> I have networked at home, Mac to PC's, etc, -- so I know a little
> bit...but...
> 
> I wondered about some protocol, like netBui, but was afraid to mess
> with the other computers, because if I mess with their network
> protocols and set-up, and it doesn't work then that will make the
> server files unavailable to the other 3 people! Its a bit scary - on
> Thursday afternoons and all day Fridays, I'm alone in the office, and
> I may have to hold off until then. Or I could attempt it during lunch
> hours !! or not.
> 
> One thing though, there's a message every once in a while on the
> server machine about the maximum number of licences being used (4 it
> must be) so I may have to take the old machine off the network to make
> the new one work. Then, to copy my files over, I may have to
> disconnect one of the other machines. So there will always only be 4
> machines on the network.
> 
> I also tried "mapping the drives, and it said to "create folder" - but
> of course it didn't work...
> Was I on the right track?
> If I add netBui on all the machines, XP and win2K, then the network
> will be all set???
> 
> anyway, I will be in touch whenever I think I can safely work on
> this...
> 
> Another question - I'm not sure how the machines are physically
> networked. There is another "workgroup" on the floor below (2 offices
> are in a house with 2 stories, we are on the 2nd floor) and those
> ladies' computers are visible to all our machines as well. Of course,
> they are not on our server - but one of their machines I can actually
> access the files on ours."
> </end friend's quote>
> 
> I proposed using NetBEUI at first but then there is the issue that
> this is an established network and I wouldn't want to mess it up
> unless I was pretty damn sure of what I was doing.
> I have had a network sharing files and printer with Windows 98 and XP
> machines....not sure if this would be the same solution for a Win2K
> and XP mix...
> Any tips are appretiated.
> 
> FayeC
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Stephen
2/19/2006 2:00:53 PM
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