Looking for some help here… I've tried searching around to no avail.
I have two Windows XP desktops that connect just fine in Windows Explorer to my MBWE (I have the 500GB version). Each user has their own account and private share on the MBWE. I don't use the PUBLIC share. Everything's been working smoothly for as long as I can remember.
Recently, my GF purchased a new Dell Inspiron 1720 which unfortunately came with Vista pre-installed. I am completely unable to map a network drive to the MBWE on that laptop. Here's what I know:
1) The Vista laptop is in the same workgroup as the MBWE.
2) For testing, all firewalls are turned OFF.
3) I can ping the MBWE from the laptop.
4) I can access the web admin interface from the MBWE using http://mybookworld, so local DNS/whatever IS properly resolving the name.
5) All attempts to map a drive fail. Using Vista's network diagnostic, it claims it can't reach the server on the MBWE. A DOS "net use" command reports that the network path is not found (which is BS, I can ping it… so it must have a path).
6) Vista file sharing is on.
I have not yet tried the LMCompatibility fix (dropping it from 3 to 1). Again, everything is fine under XP, so there's nothing inherently wrong with the MBWE. Can anyone think of anything I can try, some Vista setting perhaps? Will the LMCompatibility fix solve this issue for me? This feels like some sort of authentication issue, like the laptop can't determine there is a file sharing server on the MBWE to connect to.
This is driving me nuts…