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    Vista Home premium home network with XP using workgroup (no domain

    I am trying to make a network between a laptop and a Vista pc, by using a hub and 2 other compuers that has XP Pro on one and the other laptop has XP Home. In the workgroup, both other computers recognize the Vista laptop but the same laptop is not able to recognize one of them. I actually want to work with shared maps. When asked in the Support then they told me that Vista will be able to work in workgroup but after trying so many times, still I am out of luck or any solution. Can anyone gimme a solution for this problem?

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    Re: Vista Home premium home network with XP using workgroup (no domain

    Vista is able to work without any problems in a Workgroup and the main problems that are caused is due to the firewalls that is being not properly configured. You need to ensure that you are only using one firewall on every machine and it is configured to allow the local area network as trusted. You can try to also follow an article that explains Vista Networking in full from here - http://technet.microsoft.com/library/bb727037

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    RE: Vista Home premium home network with XP using workgroup (no domain

    You just need to check a very simple thing, normally Windows XP uses MSHOME as the default workgroup name and Vista uses WORKGROUP. So you need to change it to the same name on all machines and then your problem will be solved.

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