Server Shares

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  1. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    I have my Windows Server 2008 and I'm trying to access it from XP Home and it says "You might not have permissions..." Then I finally get it to the point where it gives me a login. I enter in the data and it still won't open.

    This only happens with Home, my brother and I can access it from XP Pro just fine.
  2. tex

    tex jive turkey

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    i cant say for sure, but it is probably a xp home thing. i bet it only supports simple file sharing.
    just upgrade to pro. home is such a pos for anything except a standalone machine, and thats even pushing it
  3. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    It's my neighbors machine, and I figured it was because it's XP Home.
  4. Bran-Damage

    Bran-Damage New Member

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    Do you have a domain setup? If not is the XP machine in the same workgroup as the server? The XP machine must be in the same workgroup or the same domain. And, when you login, you may need to qualify the user id with the domain/workgroup... for example <DOMAINNAME>\USERID
  5. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    I access shares at home from my XP Home netbook, no trouble. But I'm in a simple workgroup setup, no domain or anything.
  6. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    Yea, this is a straight workgroup.
  7. tex

    tex jive turkey

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    weird. that should work no problem. i was thinking you were on a domain
    first thing would be turn off simple file sharing then
  8. MSP

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    As Bran-Damage said be careful how you format the name. Also, try setting up an identical local account on both PCs.
  9. SoulAssassin

    SoulAssassin Car Ramrod

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    Since it's just a workgroup you have to specify the computer name instead...just as above but computername\userid