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 Win2k Guru's... peer 2 peer w/XP & folder sharing Forum how to share files (or a folder) with win xp home edition .. Forum how to share files (or a folder) with win xp home edition .. Forum XP Home share on NT 4 server times out & hangs server Forum Problems Accessing Win 7 shared folders/drives from XP Home Machine-what to try Forum sharing restricted folders in windows xp home Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !