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Cannot connect to NT 2000 Pro Shares

By aschulz ·
I have deployed some new 2000 Professional laptops to a field office. The laptops were setup on the corporate network and therefore the users logon to their local machine using their corporate network ID and password. I prefer to leave the configuration this way rather than switch to a workgroup as they will be connected to the corporate lan via a vpn connection at some point in the near future. Also the field office users are at the corporate site frequently.

The field office has a hub and have hooked their computers together hoping to share files and printers. They can see one anothers shares but are asked for a username and password when they try to connect. The only username and password that works is the one associated with the computer they are connecting to, even the administrator can not connect to the share. The file system is still FAT. Permissions are granted to everyone, local users and authenticated users. Is there a way to authenticate other corporate domain users at the field office in this field office peer-to-peer connection (i.e. local user = domain\domainusername)????

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by tzmueller In reply to Cannot connect to NT 2000 ...

If you setup these computers on the Corporate Lan and then moved then onto another site, does it have a BCD replicating to the Corporate site? Is this a NT4 or 2000 domain or just a workgroup at your field office?

You should install a BDC and moden connection to replicate all your user accounts at your field office then setup all your field office computers with NTFS disks for better security on the drives.

Also you can if you want put the users on each system localy at the field office computres so each machine could authenticate them idividually.

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by Magetower In reply to Cannot connect to NT 2000 ...

Regardless of what they now call it W2K Prof is still essentially NT. If there is no domain controller to authenticate a network login (not local) then the system falls back to its local accounts database.

If no matching local account (ID and passwd) can be found the user attempting to connect is queried for the ID and password of an existing local account.

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