Connecting to Network Drive

By info ·
I have a Windows 2000 Advanced Server that I have shared a drive. I have an XP machine that allows me to map the drive without any problem and doesn't even require a username or password entry. On my laptop running Vista Home Premium, it requests a username and password when I try to map the drive. I am using the 'Connect using different username option' with the username and password I use to log on to the Windows 2000 Advanced Server, but I always get a 'Logon unsuccessful' message. Can anyone tell me what the problem is with the Vista machine?

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by scott_heath In reply to Connecting to Network Dri ...

If there is a domain and the other PC is a member and you log in with a domain ID that has priviledges you will not be propmted for a password as your current security token will be used to authenticate you.

When you use the Vista system do you log in with the domain or system name then "\username"? i.e. if the server is in domain Contoso and your user id is bsmith then you would type "contoso\bsmith" for the user name. If there is no domain then type the server name instead, like "fileserver\bsmith".

Let me know how it goes and if you have any questions.

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