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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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    BFilmFan

    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.

    lisun88

    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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    --Loki--

    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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    lisun88

    hi all,
    wad do you meant by user account?

    how to set up users account anyway?

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    Larry2148

    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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    Jacky Howe

    and stop trying to use the guest account. Create Restricted Users.
    <br>
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc783323.aspx
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    eh.

    lisun88

    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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    w2ktechman

    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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    lisun88

    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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    Jacky Howe

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

    lisun88

    hi,
    so that meant i create all the 7user accounts at the :

    1.MAIN WORKSTATION WITH THE SHARD DRIVE
    2.AT EACH WORKSTATION INVOLVED.

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    Jacky Howe

    to give individual logons you will have to create a user account for each user that will access the drive on that PC and let the users know their username and password.<br> Remember that they are logging on to that PC to be able to access the drive. That way they will all have seperate passwords (their own).
    <br><br>
    The other way to do it is to create one user account and let everyone have the password so that they can use that account to access the shared drive. It will lower your security and doing it the other way you can block users access if you need to.
    <br><br>
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    eh.

    lisun88

    so even i have one user account that everyone have the password, the pop up login box will still appear.

    moreover,i still don understand where should i create the user account.

    so i shld add the user account able to access the drive to the main workstation with the shared drive?

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    Jacky Howe

    so i shld add the user account able to access the drive to the main workstation with the shared drive?

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    eh.

    lisun88

    so isit possible i don wan any logging in?

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    Jacky Howe

    Map a Network Drive in Windows XP
    <br><br>
    Right click on the start button and select Explore, then up at the top, you should see the menu bar. From this menu bar, select Tools, you can then click on the option to Map Network Drive and a new window will popup.
    <br><br>
    Once a new Map Network Drive window pops up, it will ask you to choose a drive letter. There will be a drop down list that will show you which drives are available. You might notice that if you already have mapped drives, they will be indicated by a shared folder name that is seen inside the dropdown list corresponding to the drive letter.
    <br><br>
    Once you selected the folder to map from the drop down list, you must name it. It is important to note that you must name this file following the UNC (Universal Naming Convention). This naming convention is used to identify resources on a network. Usually the UNC has three parts; the first part is the server name, the second part is the share name. The third part is optional, but used often, it is the file path. You can combine all three of these parts with backslashes. For instance: \\server\share\file_path
    <br><br>
    Besides typing in the UNC by hand, you can also just click the Browse button, using this button; you can search and choose the correct folder.
    <br><br>
    Once you have selected your drive letter and selected the folder to map out, you can now click the "Reconnect at Login" check box. This checkbox should only be checked if you would like to make this network drive permanent. In other case, after you log out of the computer it will un-map the drive. Another option is if your remote computer needs to have a different username and password in order to log in. You can easily input this info by clicking on the hyperlink and entering the information.
    <br><br>
    Now, all you need to do is click Finish. If there are any problems mapping the network drive, an error message will popup, the error message might say that the computer was unable to map your drive, at this point, you should check to make sure you named the folder properly. Another possible message you may receive is if the drive was previously mapped to a different location. Usually the computer will ask you to replace the existing connection with then new one that you specified. You can easily click yes and the computer will disconnect and un-map and older connections.
    <br><br>
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    eh.

    Jacky Howe

    You got it good'onya.

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    BFilmFan

    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.

    lisun88

    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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    --Loki--

    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.

    lisun88

    hi all,
    wad do you meant by user account?

    how to set up users account anyway?

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    Larry2148

    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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    Jacky Howe

    and stop trying to use the guest account. Create Restricted Users.
    <br>
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc783323.aspx
    <br><br>
    <i>Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.</i>
    <br><br>
    <i>If you think that any of the posts that have been made by all TR Members, have solved or contributed to solving the problem, please Mark them as <b>Helpful</b> so that others may benefit from the outcome.
    </i>

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    eh.

    lisun88

    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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    w2ktechman

    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.

    lisun88

    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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    Jacky Howe

    and use that user account to log on to the shared drive from the other PC.
    <br><br>
    <i>Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.</i>
    <br><br>
    <i>If you think that any of the posts that have been made by all TR Members, have solved or contributed to solving the problem, please Mark them as <b>Helpful</b> so that others may benefit from the outcome.
    </i>

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    eh.

    lisun88

    hi,
    so that meant i create all the 7user accounts at the :

    1.MAIN WORKSTATION WITH THE SHARD DRIVE
    2.AT EACH WORKSTATION INVOLVED.

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    Jacky Howe

    to give individual logons you will have to create a user account for each user that will access the drive on that PC and let the users know their username and password.<br> Remember that they are logging on to that PC to be able to access the drive. That way they will all have seperate passwords (their own).
    <br><br>
    The other way to do it is to create one user account and let everyone have the password so that they can use that account to access the shared drive. It will lower your security and doing it the other way you can block users access if you need to.
    <br><br>
    <i>Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.</i>
    <br><br>
    <i>If you think that any of the posts that have been made by all TR Members, have solved or contributed to solving the problem, please Mark them as <b>Helpful</b> so that others may benefit from the outcome.
    </i>

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    eh.

    lisun88

    so even i have one user account that everyone have the password, the pop up login box will still appear.

    moreover,i still don understand where should i create the user account.

    so i shld add the user account able to access the drive to the main workstation with the shared drive?

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    Jacky Howe

    so i shld add the user account able to access the drive to the main workstation with the shared drive?

    +
    0 Votes

    eh.

    lisun88

    so isit possible i don wan any logging in?

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    0 Votes
    Jacky Howe

    Map a Network Drive in Windows XP
    <br><br>
    Right click on the start button and select Explore, then up at the top, you should see the menu bar. From this menu bar, select Tools, you can then click on the option to Map Network Drive and a new window will popup.
    <br><br>
    Once a new Map Network Drive window pops up, it will ask you to choose a drive letter. There will be a drop down list that will show you which drives are available. You might notice that if you already have mapped drives, they will be indicated by a shared folder name that is seen inside the dropdown list corresponding to the drive letter.
    <br><br>
    Once you selected the folder to map from the drop down list, you must name it. It is important to note that you must name this file following the UNC (Universal Naming Convention). This naming convention is used to identify resources on a network. Usually the UNC has three parts; the first part is the server name, the second part is the share name. The third part is optional, but used often, it is the file path. You can combine all three of these parts with backslashes. For instance: \\server\share\file_path
    <br><br>
    Besides typing in the UNC by hand, you can also just click the Browse button, using this button; you can search and choose the correct folder.
    <br><br>
    Once you have selected your drive letter and selected the folder to map out, you can now click the "Reconnect at Login" check box. This checkbox should only be checked if you would like to make this network drive permanent. In other case, after you log out of the computer it will un-map the drive. Another option is if your remote computer needs to have a different username and password in order to log in. You can easily input this info by clicking on the hyperlink and entering the information.
    <br><br>
    Now, all you need to do is click Finish. If there are any problems mapping the network drive, an error message will popup, the error message might say that the computer was unable to map your drive, at this point, you should check to make sure you named the folder properly. Another possible message you may receive is if the drive was previously mapped to a different location. Usually the computer will ask you to replace the existing connection with then new one that you specified. You can easily click yes and the computer will disconnect and un-map and older connections.
    <br><br>
    < Format yet again >
    <br><br>
    <i>Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.</i>
    <br><br>
    <i>If you think that any of the posts that have been made by all TR Members, have solved or contributed to solving the problem, please Mark them as <b>Helpful</b> so that others may benefit from the outcome.
    </i>

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    eh.

    Jacky Howe

    You got it good'onya.