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Mapping a drive on a W2K PC

By terry5771 ·
I have a network with 3 PC's but have a drive on one of my PC's with a W2K OS that I want mapped to a PC with XP. How is that done?


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by valis In reply to Mapping a drive on a W2K ...

enable file and printer sharing if it's not already enabled,
right click on the drive on the w2k machine, click sharing, put in the info
find the drive from the xp machine in network neighborhood, right click on it, click map network drive

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by RCOM In reply to Mapping a drive on a W2K ...

Have you added the users from the connecting PCs to the system with the shared resources? This needs to be done for XP or win2K.

These conponents are needed.
1. Client
2. Protocol
3. Workgroup
4. User login and password
5. File and print sharing enabled

The above all needs to match and be setup correctly.

By default win2K and XP automatically go out and search for shared resources so it should allready appear when you click on "My Network Places" from the desktop or from the start menu.

If the shares don't appear then you probably just need to add the users to the PC with the shared resource. The login and password must be the same that's used to login to the local PC. You can add users from the control panel.

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