Vista Share NOT showing up in OS X 10.5

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wakerider017, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. wakerider017 macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2006
    US of A
    Okay here is the deal,

    I can view my Mac share just fine on the Vista machine, but the vista share does not show up on my mac machine in Finder.

    What's up?

    I can access the Vista share by typing: smb:// Things work fine that way... But I want it to show up automatically.

    Both my mac are in the same workgroup if that makes a difference.


    Kinda puzzeling since XP shares showed up fine in 10.5, and I had a hard time getting Mac shares to show up in XP.
  2. JSchwage macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    I've got the same problem. Here's my answer: Vista sucks
  3. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2006
    US of A
    Man I don't know,

    Vista is having no problem finding my Mac,
    However my Mac is having a hard time finding Vista.

    From that information alone, I would say Vista sucks... Sorry :(

    Anyway, I am running Vista Ultimate on my PC if that makes a difference.
  4. ChiaJesus macrumors newbie


    Feb 8, 2008
  5. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2006
    US of A
    Ya, but would that prevent it from networking with other computers?
  6. compuguy1088 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2007
    In the Sub-Basement of Solitude
    I have the same issue with that sometimes getting other windows xp machines shareing folders to a visa box. On leopard there is the issue of the windows shares not consistently staying up on finder, they eventually dissapear after appearing.
  7. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2006
    US of A
    Called Applecare,

    My issue went all the way up to an "Apple Engineer."

    They told me 10.5 does not actively search for SMB shares.

    I say "That is impossible because XP is automatically listed in the Finder sidebar anytime a computer is available."

    I get an 'over the phone shrug' and that was the end of the call.

    Can some network genius out there help me?!?
  8. ChiaJesus macrumors newbie


    Feb 8, 2008
    Yes. It won't prevent OUTGOING connections but will prevent INCOMING connections.
  9. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Windows machines typically "broadcast" their available shares across the network. Any computer listening (i.e. your Mac) can take note.

    My guess is what ChiaJesus is homing in on. If your XP machine has no firewall turned on, then nothing is blocking its announcments of it shares, and your Mac would see them. On your Vista machine, the firewall WOULD block the announcement, and your Mac wouldn't see them.
  10. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    Vista machines have the same problem connecting to other vista or xp machines fairly frequently. If you havent already you need to turn UAC off on the vista machine, then go into network and security center and turn everything to share. Usually that works but sometimes it doesnt.
  11. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2006
    US of A
    Tried turning off the firewall all together...

  12. BSartist macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2008
    Connect to Server seems to tickle it

    When this happens to me (i.e. my mac does not show a "Shared" section in the sidebar, I do Go->Connect_to_server and then type in smb://server/sharename

    I enter my windows login and password, it connects to the share and then a Shared section shows up in the sidebar with the name of the windows machine. If I click on the windows machine name, all the shares offered by that host are shown.
  13. robmulally macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2009
    Still Searching

    You can see I've having the same trouble:

    windows 7 vista and osx Master Browser Issues

    Really hoping to find a solution soon, i've been currently using wireshark and browstat for vista to help try and narrow this issue down.

    Will be keeping my blog up to date with anything I find.
  14. Jongewehr macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2009
  15. t22design macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2007
    Change your WORKGROUP in System Preferences > Network > Advanced... > WINS to something/anything else.

    Then go back and change it to whatever your Vista Workgroup is.
  16. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
  17. rajan421 macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2011

    I have the same prob, my xp laptop is showin up fine but vista wont show up on the mac or the xp

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