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I just want to do basic file and printer sharing?
Can these communicate and if so, does anyone have directions or a link to resources?
I havent spent much time with vista, so the tools are a bit different.... "
"That shouldn't be a problem at all. Just try it out first without the Windows firewall in place because I've found that can often be the problem. "
I tried with the Firewalls turned off, and still it would not work for printer and file sharing. Only Internet sharing is working.
Generally you have to make sure all the PCs are in the same Workgroup. Then you have to make sure the resources are explicitly shared. Here's a good article on File and Printer Sharing in Windows Vista [technet.microsoft.com].
Naturally, the way in varies between XP and Vista!