home network drive mapping

By joezep1 ·
Dear sirs, After having to re-load windows pro sp2 on my home machine I cannot map to the drive anymore from my other 2 machines on the network. I have matching user accounts and Admin accounts on the machines. Will not allow me to map to the c: drive from any other machine on my home network.. ea. (192.168.23)
I can remote in using Windows remote desktop without any problem. All started after reloading windows pro sp2 which is the same on all my machines...The message I get is as follows: Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer. ( I have given security rights etc...) Cannot figure this one ..please help!! Thank you for everything!!


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Hope This Article Helps

by sc3reface In reply to home network drive mappin ...

Windows XP supports several different methods for mapping a network drive. A network drive is a file folder located on a remote computer that has been configured for sharing over a LAN. These instructions explain the process to map a shared network drive using Windows Explorer.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 1 minute
Here's How:

1. Open Windows Explorer or My Computer from the Windows Start Menu.

2. From the Tools menu, click Map Network Drive?. A new Map Network Drive window opens.

3. In the Map Network Drive window, choose an available drive letter from the dropdown list located next to the "Drive:" option. Any drives already mapped will have a shared folder name displayed inside the dropdown list, next to the drive letter.

4. Type the name of the folder to map. This name must follow UNC. Alternatively, click the Browse? button to find the correct folder by browsing available network shares.

5. Click the "Reconnect at login" checkbox if this network drive should be mapped permanently. Otherwise, this drive will un-map when the user logs out of this computer.

6. If the remote computer that contains the shared folder requires a different username and password to log in, click the "different user name" hyperlink to enter this information.

7. Click Finish.

8. If the drive letter was previously mapped to a different location, a message box will appear asking to replace the current connection with the new one. Click Yes to disconnect and un-map the old mapped drive.

9. If the Finish operation succeeds, the network drive will be mapped. If the network drive cannot be mapped, ensure the folder name is spelled correctly, that this folder was correctly set up for sharing on the remote computer, that (if necessary) the correct username and password have been entered, and that the computer network connections are functioning properly.


1. To disconnect a mapped network drive, use the Tools/Disconnect Network Drive? option in Windows Explorer, or right-click on the folder in My Computer and choose the "Disconnect" menu option.

What You Need:

* A local computer running Microsoft Windows XP
* The UNC name of a shared folder on a remote computer
* Working LAN connections on both the local and remote computers

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When you ran the Network Setup Wizard

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to home network drive mappin ...

After reloading this computer did you enable File & Printer Sharing?

Then you need to open My Computer right click on the drive that you wish to share and chose the sharing option in the drop down menu and follow the prompts. If you haven't first shared the drive it's very hard to map it on a Peer to Peer LAN.


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default share

by joezep1 In reply to When you ran the Network ...

I will look at sharing the drive but it is a hidden share to begin with ..c$

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What OS is being used here?

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to default share

With a Windows Workgroup or a Domain I've always been able to share entire Drives though for safety reasons I tend not to share the Boot Drives.


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