I recently bought a pretty powerful PC with Windows Vista Business pre-installed, and since that start, used it to share documents and media with the other Windows XP based PC's in my house.
Here's the configuration - 'C:\Shared\Media' was shared as 'Media' with full control permissions.
- 'C:\Shared\Docs' was shared as 'Docs' with full control permissions.
Both were access solely by one XP SP2 machine, but I was preparing to set up another PC to access these shares. The shares were accessed via the PC name, not IP.
After I installed SP1 on the Vista PC, my shares stopped working! Infact, I can't even ping the machine anymore, though I did have success ONCE using ping, but only whilst pinging the IP address. I understand that SP1 'improves' sharing, but would this cause the malfunction? I've seen a few others having the problem on the web. I made sure all the appropriate services were running, took a look through the Windows Firewall config, etc - no success.
The PC runs Norton 360 v2, the standard Windows Firewall and Defender, and only has local-only network access (configured via router), and I have taken steps to ensure that it is malware free (Scanned with Norton 360, and ClamWin Portable).
Does anyone have any ideas?