Problem networking VISTA desktop and XP laptop RRS feed

  • Question

  • Desktop running Vista Home premium.

    Netbook running xp.

    When I got the netbook, I joined the mshome workgroup on the Vista machine.  I could click "view workgroup computers" on the netbook, see the desktop, doubleclick it, and log in with my desktop username and password.  I could then use the desktop's printer and cd drive.  It worked beautifully, and I can't remember doing anything more than that.  I did nothing with the firewalls (Norton on the desktop, Windows on the netbook).

    Now, for some reason, I suddenly can't connect.  I have both computers in mshome, and can see them in "view workgroup computers" but when I doubleclick the desktop, I get a message saying that the desktop is inaccessible and that  I might not have permission to access that resource.    I am mystified.  I have turned firewalls off and back on, without helping the situation.  I would appreciate any advice forum users might have.
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 2:15 AM