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My client computer has windows 2000 my server computer is windows XP should they be able to communicate? My server says "waiting for client" my client says "connecting to SC25" which is the servers name but they do not connect

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Are they both in the same workgroup? –  Moab Mar 26 '11 at 14:34
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What are you using to connect? Please list steps and software. –  P.Brian.Mackey Mar 26 '11 at 14:45
    
@Moab: AFAIK, the only purpose of "workgroups" is to group computers in the "browse lists" used by NetBIOS name resolution. They do not otherwise affect communication between computers. –  grawity Mar 26 '11 at 17:58
    
I know, but with the limited info in the post, doing this can help. –  Moab Mar 26 '11 at 19:28
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