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File Sharing Across Vista/XP

Discussion in 'Networking' started by cc64, Dec 11, 2009.

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  1. cc64

    cc64 Thread Starter

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    Hello all,

    Here's the short story: File are on an XP Pro machine in a shared folder. There is a Vista laptop that will stay able to share for a short while, then will go back to not being able to access.

    The full story: We have a network of about 10 computers. All of the computers use XP to access a file server running XP pro in order to use our database. No problems with those machines. We just got a Vista laptop. I set up the permissions on the file server and it was good to go. Loaded up the database and was all set. The next day, no good. So I resetup the permission, and again good to go. But, a day later, no good. Any ideas what the problem could be?

    Thanks for any help,
    Curtis
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Well, you do realize that XP-Pro has a limit of 10 connections for file/print sharing, right? Could you be running into that limitation?
     
  3. cc64

    cc64 Thread Starter

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    A ha! No I was not aware of that. Would it connect and then not connect like it is? And I'm assuming Windows server addition would be the solution to this...

    - Curtis
     
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    Truthfully, I'd probably get something like a NAS, perhaps the D-Link DNS-323, it has no connection limit.
     
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