File Sharing problems 2000 work laptop with xp home desktop

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by Blueheron, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. Blueheron

    Blueheron Guest

    Hi all,

    We have a wireless G kit (mn-820), and would like to share a printer &
    files from our home desktop, with my husband's work laptop. Is this
    possible? The laptop is in a domain, and I've read the knowledge base enough
    to know that this is problematic. I set up the xp-home desktop in a
    workgroup, and I have sharing enabled on the xp desktop, and have also tried
    disabling my mcafee firewall. We can see the desktop computer from the
    laptop, but none of it's shares are visible/accessible. I have not been able
    to locate a solution that works. Does anybody have ideas, or are we out of

    Thanks very much for any info you can offer!!
    Blueheron, Dec 31, 2003
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    Q: How can I share files between workgroup computer and domain/workgroup
    I have a home wireless network and share files and a printer between two
    computers. I also use Win 2000/XP laptop at work with domain network. How
    can I share files between these computers at home?

    A: Deepening on your network setup, you may 1) Logon local laptop using the
    same logon id and password on both machine.
    2) change workgroup name to match win2000 domain and the laptop needs to
    install at home first ad then join the domain .
    3) without changing the workgroup name and logon ID, just enable guest
    account in win 2000/XP.
    4) If you are running XP, enable Simple File Sharing.
    5) logon domain user on the domain laptop (even the workgroup is different),
    use command net use \\workgroupcomputer /user:administrator, (here
    administrator is workgroup computer local administrator), the enter
    workgroup computer administrator password. You should be able to access the
    workgroup resources.

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    Robert L [MS-MVP], Dec 31, 2003
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  3. Blueheron

    Blueheron Guest

    Thanks so much for all this information! I will try these! Happy New Year!
    Blueheron, Dec 31, 2003
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