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mapped drive has an error message.

By lisun88 ·
hi all,
ive a problem here.

i must be able to map my hard disk drive to all the workstations in the this workgroup name QCWORKGROUP.
however when i tried to map the drive on involved workstations,this error message pop out:

The mapped network drive could not be created because the following error has occurred: Logon failure: account currently disabled.

can anyone tell me how to resolve this error and allow mapping of drive successfully?

thank you!

all my workstations are windows xp pro.

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Workgroup user accounts

by BFilmFan In reply to mapped drive has an error ...

As each user account has to exist of each shared resoruce, my first recommendation is to check on the system where the account is not working to see if it is enabled.

Also, Microsoft workstations are limited to 10 IP connections per system. You aren't exceeding that are you?

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hi.

by lisun88 In reply to Workgroup user accounts

the workstations involved are only 7.

but the thing is i enable guest account.but there is this pop up that kept calling me to sign in with a username and password.

do you have any steps to guide me?

does it got to do with mmc(microsoft management console)group policy snap-in?

thanks for the help anyway.

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re: mapped drives

by --Loki-- In reply to hi.

On the "server" where the shared drive is, you have to have a user account for each of the people that will be connecting, using their usernames and passwords. They can't map to a network drive correctly under the guest account, and if you try to connect to the mapped drive from their workstation using their username and password, the "server" that the drive is on has to be able to recognize that as a valid login.

So on the "server", you would create 7 new accounts, in addition to the account for the server, using the workstation users login information.

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eh.

by lisun88 In reply to re: mapped drives

hi all,
wad do you meant by user account?

how to set up users account anyway?

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guest account

by Larry2148 In reply to eh.

give guest account access to the files?

if you don't know how to do that or add an account you probably need to pick up a basic book before coming for help.

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Some more reading material

by Jacky Howe In reply to mapped drive has an error ...

and stop trying to use the guest account. Create Restricted Users.
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eh.

by lisun88 In reply to Some more reading materia ...

hi jacky,

so creating restricted users will be on the workstation that has the shared hard disk right?

thank you so much!

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To answer the question

by w2ktechman In reply to eh.

Yes

Or you can use their systems account by adding permissions as \\%TheirSystemName%\TheirUserAccount% to the shared folder, then they shouldnt even get a popup to enter their username.

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eh.

by lisun88 In reply to To answer the question

hi,
i don understand wad is their system name and their user account?

and addd on permission to the shared hard disk you meant?

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Just create the user

by Jacky Howe In reply to eh.

and use that user account to log on to the shared drive from the other PC.
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