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w/XP machines accessing shared folders

By francescaa ·
The problem: All XP client workstations are not able to access shared folders on a Windows 2000 Server, but all 2000 client workstations are able to. Here is the error that we are getting: \\domain\\share name is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Configuration information could not be read from the domain controller, either because the machine is unavaiable, or access has been denied.
All permissions are set correctly I'm clueless of what the problem could be if all other 2000 client machines can view the folders? Please HELP

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by BFilmFan In reply to w/XP machines accessing s ...

Are the XP workstations all members of the domain?

Can you see and manage the XP workstations from the domain controller?

Can the XP workstations ping the XP server by both it's IP address and name?

Is the Windows server in the same domain as the XP workstations?

Are the Windows XP workstations running the firewall? If so, turn it off.

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by DouglasB In reply to w/XP machines accessing s ...

When you are at the workstation and attempting to join it to the server you need to use the server admin username and password, this may fix your problem, I believe this is why you are getting the error message.

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