Share folder from Win2K Server to XP Home. Simple, right? Tags: Servers Windows XP Networking Last response: February 20, 2007 8:40 PM in Networking Share Slipstream68 February 19, 2007 11:17:02 AM Hi, I'm trying to share a Win2K Server folder to XP Home. Can't even see the Win2K machine when I go to 'view workgroup computers.' All properties in local area connections seem ok on both machines: Client for Microsoft Networks File and Print Sharing TCP/IP. Connection goes over router, but all firewalls turned off. I've run the 'Set up a home or small office network' wizard. Workgroup names match on both machines. Folder on Win2K Server is set for sharing with user name and permissions..... I see another thread that's also having problems. Are these two systems (Win2K Server and XP Home, in my case) even compatible for file sharing? http://forumz.tomshardware.com/network/Windows-Server-2... More about : share folder win2k server home simple Madwand February 20, 2007 8:40:16 PM Yes, the entire NT family is compatible for file sharing. The same basic rules apply: Set up user accounts with proper passwords. Set up the share. Set up any share and folder permissions required. In addition, you might need to enable file and printer sharing, enable file sharing in the firewall, and perhaps disable simple file sharing. It's generally easiest to use the same account names and non-blank passwords on different machines. Sometimes blank passwords are not accepted across the network. The Windows network browser is often flaky, and you're generally better off using mapped drives. You can map drives from the Windows Explorer -- Tools / Map Network Drive. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWin2k Guru's... peer 2 peer w/ XP & folder sharing ForumSharing a Simple Folder !!! ForumXP remote connect to Win2K PC? Forumsharing restricted folders in windows xp home ForumActive Directory, XP , Home Folder ForumXPP - simple sharing disabled - screwed up rights on 'all .. ForumGPO to disable simple file sharing in Windows XP ForumChoosing an OS for my home File Server ForumHow to connect laptop to both home (workgroup) and office .. ForumCannot access XP sharing even settings are right ForumUninstall of W2k? Not simple for me! ForumFolder security in XP Pro ForumXP WILL NOT LET ME SHARE ! ForumConnect to XP share from Win 98 ForumWhat computers did you own in the old days? Share your story! Forumcan not share printer between xp pro and xp home ForumLAN for 2 computers, XP Pro and XP Home Forumwin98se-win2kpro-winxp home lan ForumHow to setup a 1GB Gigabyte Network ForumSmall Network Client Server Solution??? More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !