XP networking

  Pau1JB 17:23 19 Nov 2003
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i have a home network set up over to computers with win xp professional, using 2 netgear cards and a netgear router.

the problem is i can share all the files and stuff but it will not let my share the programs folder for some reason, when i got to its shared tab its greyed out why?

cheers

  spikeychris 17:40 19 Nov 2003

Microsoft made the decision in Windows XP not to
allow network access to the "Program Files" and "Windows" folders.
You can share a sub-folder within "Program Files" and access the
sub-folder over the network.

  spikeychris 17:57 19 Nov 2003

Just noticed your using Pro, so disable simple file sharing to share the Program Files folder.
Still might not work as some progs could need redirection and a shared common folder. When the prog is installed it copies files to the disk and creates entries in the Windows registry.
Without those files and registry entries, the program can't run.

You could enable Remote Desktop on the master and run the Remote Desktop Client on the other machine, you would then have full access to the progs.

  keith-236785 18:05 19 Nov 2003

in XP Proffessional, you can share the whole drive, right click on drive c:

click sharing and security

in the section "network sharing and security"

tick the "share this folder on the network" box

and it should enter the path of your hard drive (C:) or in my case "Main(C:)". OK or Apply.

then ALL folders should be accessible

good luck

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