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Windows Named Pipes between Windows 7 and Windows XP

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Hello everyone,

I am trying to network over a small wireless LAN a Windows 7 box and a Windows XP (SP3) box. I have written an application that uses Windows named pipes. The code appears to be bug-free (although not pretty). The problem is: The XP server box creates a named pipe but the Windows 7 box acting as client can't open the pipe. If I switch the two boxes so that the Windows 7 box acts as server and the XP acts as client, the app runs fine.

I have disabled all the firewalls on the Windows XP box and this does not solve the problem.

Any suggestions folks have would be gratefully tried. I have looked high and low on the Inet for solutions.

Thank you,
Mark Allyn
Mar 16 '11 #1
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