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question regarding trust relationships

By lisav ·
I got a new laptop but my user name and login and all that are the same. I have been trying to share out my cd rom drive for a user who does not have a functional one right now and she can never access me in Network Neighborhood. I am running Windows XP Pro and she is 98se. The error she gets when she tries to access me through Network Neighborhood is that I am "not accessible...and that the login server cannot be found." I tried to add her as a user to my computer in "user accounts" in control panel and when I type in her user name and the domain, I get an error message that says "The trust relationship between this worksation and the primary domain failed". Has anyone seen this and can you give me a clue as to what to do? Microsoft technet said to contact the system administrator and to use the Windows 2000 server manager. Sorry I'm still new at this and need some help. Thanks!

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by erikdr In reply to question regarding trust ...

We're missing some information needed to give a clue.
1) Is the XP Pro in a network? Windows 2000 Server, NT Server?
2) Which account do you use to login before trying to share: domain account or local XP account?
3) Does this account have administrative rights on the XP machine?
4) Which account do you try to add for her in your machine?

Generally spoken, for 4) you should simply have her username as account - no domain at all. After all it is the LOCAL machine and its shares which she needs access to. And indeed you might not get it working through Network Neighbourhood but you should be able to issue the statement
NET USE X: //YourXPPromachinename/CDsharename from her PC.


<Erik> - The Netherlands

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