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    New Lounger
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    Vista machine on my network


    I have a Workgroup at work with 13 Windows computers and two network printers and a server used for specialized functions. I have one Vista box that has always had issues communicating on the network. One example is printing labels on the network label printer using Bartender. I can print from every computer it is installed on, except this Vista machine. Lately, we have a few of the workstations connected to the server for some specialized EDI applications. Three of the computers connect and work fine, but this Vista computer ends up having communication issues with the application on the server.
    I have replaced the network cable just to eliminate this as an issue, but it did not resolve the problems. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas regarding this issue. Anything would be a help.

    Thanks very much.

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    Trapper, Welcome to the Lounge as a fairly new poster.

    You do not say if the majority of PC'es, that network successfully, are Win XP or Win 7. This might make a difference in suggestions.

    See if this How To Geek article might help.
    Have a Great Day! Ted

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    You could test the network throughput and compare it with the other machines to see if it's hardware related. I use Robocopy to copy a largish directory across the network, throughput is shown in the summary.

    cheers, Paul

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