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SnowLeopard to Vista, cant see the PC.


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I have a Macbook pro, and a desktop running Vista64.

Both are in the same workgroup.
On the vista machine I see both the mac and the PC in the network.
I can browse, add, remove files on the mac from the PC.

I cannot even see the PC on the network from the mac... all i see is the router.

I have SMB sharing enabled on the mac.


what else am I missing?
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Are you sharing files on your Vista machine? The SMB sharing settings in System Preferences shares a folder on your Mac. This does not share files from your Windows machine.

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You not only need to turn on file sharing on the Vista machine, but you also have to share something for it to be seen.

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In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
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Also, if you have a 3rd party security suite, make sure you've opened it up for file sharing. 9 times out of 10, that is what causes issues with OS X browsing XP/Vista/7 shares.

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Everything is set up correct on the vista box,
I'm sharing an entire drive.
No software is preventing the vista box from being visable to the mac.
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You could try "manually" connecting to your Windows box from OS X. In Finder, go to Go > "Connect to Server...". For "Server Address", type: smb://<ip address>. Replace <ip address> with the IP address of your Windows box. If that doesn't work, I would suggest checking the firewall settings on your Windows machine.

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You could try "manually" connecting to your Windows box from OS X. In Finder, go to Go > "Connect to Server...". For "Server Address", type: smb://<ip address>. Replace <ip address> with the IP address of your Windows box. If that doesn't work, I would suggest checking the firewall settings on your Windows machine.
that worked, the PC now shows up in Network, but only as an IP.

A bit ad-hock, but I guess it will do.

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I have to manually connect to my FreeBSD SMB server VM once in a while even though it should (and sometimes does) show up automatically. This could be because I'm learning FreeBSD though...

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that worked, the PC now shows up in Network, but only as an IP.

A bit ad-hock, but I guess it will do.

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Name resolution issues are usually due to NetBIOS traffic being blocked. Are you sure you're not running any kind of security software?

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