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  #1  
Old August 13th 07, 12:41 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Rowland
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Posts: 7
Default username\guest password prompt

I have four computers on a home network.Three are XP Pro and one is XP
Home.I share all drives to all four machines.My problem is with the XP
home machine.I can see(share) my shared drives from the XP home to any
xp pro but none of the xp pro machines will map any network drive back
to the XP home machine.I simple get the password box with
username\guest password box (greyed out)and password request.Obviously
there is no password for that account.This has got something to do with
the limits of xp home networking but there has to be a solution?
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  #2  
Old August 13th 07, 02:30 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Steve Winograd [MVP]
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Posts: 233
Default username\guest password prompt

In article , Rowland
wrote:
I have four computers on a home network.Three are XP Pro and one is XP
Home.I share all drives to all four machines.My problem is with the XP
home machine.I can see(share) my shared drives from the XP home to any
xp pro but none of the xp pro machines will map any network drive back
to the XP home machine.I simple get the password box with
username\guest password box (greyed out)and password request.Obviously
there is no password for that account.This has got something to do with
the limits of xp home networking but there has to be a solution?


On the XP Home computer:

1. Make sure that the Guest account is enabled for access by other
computers over the network:

a. Open a command prompt window (Start Run cmd).

b. Type this command, then press Enter:

net user guest /active:yes

2. Remove the network password from the Guest account:

a. Click Start Run.
b. Type "control userpasswords2" in the box and click OK.
c. Click Guest.
d. Click Reset Password.
e. Click OK without entering a new password.
--
Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
  #3  
Old August 13th 07, 02:30 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Steve Winograd [MVP]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 233
Default username\guest password prompt

In article , Rowland
wrote:
I have four computers on a home network.Three are XP Pro and one is XP
Home.I share all drives to all four machines.My problem is with the XP
home machine.I can see(share) my shared drives from the XP home to any
xp pro but none of the xp pro machines will map any network drive back
to the XP home machine.I simple get the password box with
username\guest password box (greyed out)and password request.Obviously
there is no password for that account.This has got something to do with
the limits of xp home networking but there has to be a solution?


On the XP Home computer:

1. Make sure that the Guest account is enabled for access by other
computers over the network:

a. Open a command prompt window (Start Run cmd).

b. Type this command, then press Enter:

net user guest /active:yes

2. Remove the network password from the Guest account:

a. Click Start Run.
b. Type "control userpasswords2" in the box and click OK.
c. Click Guest.
d. Click Reset Password.
e. Click OK without entering a new password.
--
Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
  #4  
Old August 13th 07, 03:24 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Rowland
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 7
Default username\guest password prompt

Well,tried that but it then resulted in this prompt when trying to map
drive from the xp pro to xp home machine.

"The user has not been granted the requested login type at this computer"

Any other suggestions ?I think i might just have toformat the home
machine and load pro on it as I can't seem to find the answer to
this.Don't really want to but ?????



Steve Winograd [MVP] wrote:
In article , Rowland
wrote:
I have four computers on a home network.Three are XP Pro and one is XP
Home.I share all drives to all four machines.My problem is with the XP
home machine.I can see(share) my shared drives from the XP home to any
xp pro but none of the xp pro machines will map any network drive back
to the XP home machine.I simple get the password box with
username\guest password box (greyed out)and password request.Obviously
there is no password for that account.This has got something to do with
the limits of xp home networking but there has to be a solution?


On the XP Home computer:

1. Make sure that the Guest account is enabled for access by other
computers over the network:

a. Open a command prompt window (Start Run cmd).

b. Type this command, then press Enter:

net user guest /active:yes

2. Remove the network password from the Guest account:

a. Click Start Run.
b. Type "control userpasswords2" in the box and click OK.
c. Click Guest.
d. Click Reset Password.
e. Click OK without entering a new password.

  #5  
Old August 13th 07, 03:24 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Rowland
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 7
Default username\guest password prompt

Well,tried that but it then resulted in this prompt when trying to map
drive from the xp pro to xp home machine.

"The user has not been granted the requested login type at this computer"

Any other suggestions ?I think i might just have toformat the home
machine and load pro on it as I can't seem to find the answer to
this.Don't really want to but ?????



Steve Winograd [MVP] wrote:
In article , Rowland
wrote:
I have four computers on a home network.Three are XP Pro and one is XP
Home.I share all drives to all four machines.My problem is with the XP
home machine.I can see(share) my shared drives from the XP home to any
xp pro but none of the xp pro machines will map any network drive back
to the XP home machine.I simple get the password box with
username\guest password box (greyed out)and password request.Obviously
there is no password for that account.This has got something to do with
the limits of xp home networking but there has to be a solution?


On the XP Home computer:

1. Make sure that the Guest account is enabled for access by other
computers over the network:

a. Open a command prompt window (Start Run cmd).

b. Type this command, then press Enter:

net user guest /active:yes

2. Remove the network password from the Guest account:

a. Click Start Run.
b. Type "control userpasswords2" in the box and click OK.
c. Click Guest.
d. Click Reset Password.
e. Click OK without entering a new password.

  #6  
Old August 13th 07, 04:21 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Steve Winograd [MVP]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 233
Default username\guest password prompt

In article , Rowland
wrote:
I have four computers on a home network.Three are XP Pro and one is XP
Home.I share all drives to all four machines.My problem is with the XP
home machine.I can see(share) my shared drives from the XP home to any
xp pro but none of the xp pro machines will map any network drive back
to the XP home machine.I simple get the password box with
username\guest password box (greyed out)and password request.Obviously
there is no password for that account.This has got something to do with
the limits of xp home networking but there has to be a solution?


On the XP Home computer:

1. Make sure that the Guest account is enabled for access by other
computers over the network:

a. Open a command prompt window (Start Run cmd).

b. Type this command, then press Enter:

net user guest /active:yes

2. Remove the network password from the Guest account:

a. Click Start Run.
b. Type "control userpasswords2" in the box and click OK.
c. Click Guest.
d. Click Reset Password.
e. Click OK without entering a new password.


Well,tried that but it then resulted in this prompt when trying to map
drive from the xp pro to xp home machine.

"The user has not been granted the requested login type at this computer"

Any other suggestions ?I think i might just have toformat the home
machine and load pro on it as I can't seem to find the answer to
this.Don't really want to but ?????


You're welcome.

Here's the solution to the "login type" problem. On the XP Home
computer:

1. Download and install the Windows 2003 Server Resource Kit Tools
from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=4544 .

2. Click Start | All Programs | Windows Resource Kit Tools | Command
Shell.

3. Type these lines at the command prompt. The second and third ones
are case-sensitive so type them exactly as shown. Note the "+r" in
the second one and the "-r" in the third one:

net user guest /active:yes
ntrights +r SeNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
ntrights -r SeDenyNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
--
Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
  #7  
Old August 13th 07, 04:21 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Steve Winograd [MVP]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 233
Default username\guest password prompt

In article , Rowland
wrote:
I have four computers on a home network.Three are XP Pro and one is XP
Home.I share all drives to all four machines.My problem is with the XP
home machine.I can see(share) my shared drives from the XP home to any
xp pro but none of the xp pro machines will map any network drive back
to the XP home machine.I simple get the password box with
username\guest password box (greyed out)and password request.Obviously
there is no password for that account.This has got something to do with
the limits of xp home networking but there has to be a solution?


On the XP Home computer:

1. Make sure that the Guest account is enabled for access by other
computers over the network:

a. Open a command prompt window (Start Run cmd).

b. Type this command, then press Enter:

net user guest /active:yes

2. Remove the network password from the Guest account:

a. Click Start Run.
b. Type "control userpasswords2" in the box and click OK.
c. Click Guest.
d. Click Reset Password.
e. Click OK without entering a new password.


Well,tried that but it then resulted in this prompt when trying to map
drive from the xp pro to xp home machine.

"The user has not been granted the requested login type at this computer"

Any other suggestions ?I think i might just have toformat the home
machine and load pro on it as I can't seem to find the answer to
this.Don't really want to but ?????


You're welcome.

Here's the solution to the "login type" problem. On the XP Home
computer:

1. Download and install the Windows 2003 Server Resource Kit Tools
from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=4544 .

2. Click Start | All Programs | Windows Resource Kit Tools | Command
Shell.

3. Type these lines at the command prompt. The second and third ones
are case-sensitive so type them exactly as shown. Note the "+r" in
the second one and the "-r" in the third one:

net user guest /active:yes
ntrights +r SeNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
ntrights -r SeDenyNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
--
Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
  #8  
Old August 13th 07, 04:21 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Steve Winograd [MVP]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 233
Default username\guest password prompt

In article , Rowland
wrote:
I have four computers on a home network.Three are XP Pro and one is XP
Home.I share all drives to all four machines.My problem is with the XP
home machine.I can see(share) my shared drives from the XP home to any
xp pro but none of the xp pro machines will map any network drive back
to the XP home machine.I simple get the password box with
username\guest password box (greyed out)and password request.Obviously
there is no password for that account.This has got something to do with
the limits of xp home networking but there has to be a solution?


On the XP Home computer:

1. Make sure that the Guest account is enabled for access by other
computers over the network:

a. Open a command prompt window (Start Run cmd).

b. Type this command, then press Enter:

net user guest /active:yes

2. Remove the network password from the Guest account:

a. Click Start Run.
b. Type "control userpasswords2" in the box and click OK.
c. Click Guest.
d. Click Reset Password.
e. Click OK without entering a new password.


Well,tried that but it then resulted in this prompt when trying to map
drive from the xp pro to xp home machine.

"The user has not been granted the requested login type at this computer"

Any other suggestions ?I think i might just have toformat the home
machine and load pro on it as I can't seem to find the answer to
this.Don't really want to but ?????


You're welcome.

Here's the solution to the "login type" problem. On the XP Home
computer:

1. Download and install the Windows 2003 Server Resource Kit Tools
from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=4544 .

2. Click Start | All Programs | Windows Resource Kit Tools | Command
Shell.

3. Type these lines at the command prompt. The second and third ones
are case-sensitive so type them exactly as shown. Note the "+r" in
the second one and the "-r" in the third one:

net user guest /active:yes
ntrights +r SeNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
ntrights -r SeDenyNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
--
Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
  #9  
Old August 13th 07, 03:04 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Rowland
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 7
Default username\guest password prompt

Steve Winograd [MVP] wrote:
In article , Rowland
wrote:
I have four computers on a home network.Three are XP Pro and one is XP
Home.I share all drives to all four machines.My problem is with the XP
home machine.I can see(share) my shared drives from the XP home to any
xp pro but none of the xp pro machines will map any network drive back
to the XP home machine.I simple get the password box with
username\guest password box (greyed out)and password request.Obviously
there is no password for that account.This has got something to do with
the limits of xp home networking but there has to be a solution?
On the XP Home computer:

1. Make sure that the Guest account is enabled for access by other
computers over the network:

a. Open a command prompt window (Start Run cmd).

b. Type this command, then press Enter:

net user guest /active:yes

2. Remove the network password from the Guest account:

a. Click Start Run.
b. Type "control userpasswords2" in the box and click OK.
c. Click Guest.
d. Click Reset Password.
e. Click OK without entering a new password.

Well,tried that but it then resulted in this prompt when trying to map
drive from the xp pro to xp home machine.

"The user has not been granted the requested login type at this computer"

Any other suggestions ?I think i might just have toformat the home
machine and load pro on it as I can't seem to find the answer to
this.Don't really want to but ?????


You're welcome.

Here's the solution to the "login type" problem. On the XP Home
computer:

1. Download and install the Windows 2003 Server Resource Kit Tools
from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=4544 .

2. Click Start | All Programs | Windows Resource Kit Tools | Command
Shell.

3. Type these lines at the command prompt. The second and third ones
are case-sensitive so type them exactly as shown. Note the "+r" in
the second one and the "-r" in the third one:

net user guest /active:yes
ntrights +r SeNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
ntrights -r SeDenyNetworkLogonRight -u Guest



Ran that and things are getting worse.
I now get the message
"The networkpath (ip) could not be found"

Its there,I can ping it all day long.
  #10  
Old August 13th 07, 05:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Steve Winograd [MVP]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 233
Default username\guest password prompt

In article , Rowland
wrote:
Steve Winograd [MVP] wrote:
In article , Rowland
wrote:
I have four computers on a home network.Three are XP Pro and one is XP
Home.I share all drives to all four machines.My problem is with the XP
home machine.I can see(share) my shared drives from the XP home to any
xp pro but none of the xp pro machines will map any network drive back
to the XP home machine.I simple get the password box with
username\guest password box (greyed out)and password request.Obviously
there is no password for that account.This has got something to do with
the limits of xp home networking but there has to be a solution?
On the XP Home computer:

1. Make sure that the Guest account is enabled for access by other
computers over the network:

a. Open a command prompt window (Start Run cmd).

b. Type this command, then press Enter:

net user guest /active:yes

2. Remove the network password from the Guest account:

a. Click Start Run.
b. Type "control userpasswords2" in the box and click OK.
c. Click Guest.
d. Click Reset Password.
e. Click OK without entering a new password.
Well,tried that but it then resulted in this prompt when trying to map
drive from the xp pro to xp home machine.

"The user has not been granted the requested login type at this computer"

Any other suggestions ?I think i might just have toformat the home
machine and load pro on it as I can't seem to find the answer to
this.Don't really want to but ?????


You're welcome.

Here's the solution to the "login type" problem. On the XP Home
computer:

1. Download and install the Windows 2003 Server Resource Kit Tools
from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=4544 .

2. Click Start | All Programs | Windows Resource Kit Tools | Command
Shell.

3. Type these lines at the command prompt. The second and third ones
are case-sensitive so type them exactly as shown. Note the "+r" in
the second one and the "-r" in the third one:

net user guest /active:yes
ntrights +r SeNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
ntrights -r SeDenyNetworkLogonRight -u Guest


Ran that and things are getting worse.
I now get the message
"The networkpath (ip) could not be found"

Its there,I can ping it all day long.


You're welcome, again.

Things are getting better, not worse! We're solving one problem at a
time, and moving on to the next, less serious problem.

I'm sorry, but I don't understand your description of this latest,
problem. If you'll post a message with full details of it, I'm sure
that someone can help.

Please remember that the people who help people in the news group
can't see what you see on your computers. We only know as much as you
tell us.
--
Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
  #11  
Old August 13th 07, 08:33 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Rowland
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 7
Default username\guest password prompt

Steve Winograd [MVP] wrote:
In article , Rowland
wrote:
Steve Winograd [MVP] wrote:
In article , Rowland
wrote:
I have four computers on a home network.Three are XP Pro and one is XP
Home.I share all drives to all four machines.My problem is with the XP
home machine.I can see(share) my shared drives from the XP home to any
xp pro but none of the xp pro machines will map any network drive back
to the XP home machine.I simple get the password box with
username\guest password box (greyed out)and password request.Obviously
there is no password for that account.This has got something to do with
the limits of xp home networking but there has to be a solution?
On the XP Home computer:

1. Make sure that the Guest account is enabled for access by other
computers over the network:

a. Open a command prompt window (Start Run cmd).

b. Type this command, then press Enter:

net user guest /active:yes

2. Remove the network password from the Guest account:

a. Click Start Run.
b. Type "control userpasswords2" in the box and click OK.
c. Click Guest.
d. Click Reset Password.
e. Click OK without entering a new password.
Well,tried that but it then resulted in this prompt when trying to map
drive from the xp pro to xp home machine.

"The user has not been granted the requested login type at this computer"

Any other suggestions ?I think i might just have toformat the home
machine and load pro on it as I can't seem to find the answer to
this.Don't really want to but ?????
You're welcome.

Here's the solution to the "login type" problem. On the XP Home
computer:

1. Download and install the Windows 2003 Server Resource Kit Tools
from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=4544 .

2. Click Start | All Programs | Windows Resource Kit Tools | Command
Shell.

3. Type these lines at the command prompt. The second and third ones
are case-sensitive so type them exactly as shown. Note the "+r" in
the second one and the "-r" in the third one:

net user guest /active:yes
ntrights +r SeNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
ntrights -r SeDenyNetworkLogonRight -u Guest

Ran that and things are getting worse.
I now get the message
"The networkpath (ip) could not be found"

Its there,I can ping it all day long.


You're welcome, again.

Things are getting better, not worse! We're solving one problem at a
time, and moving on to the next, less serious problem.

I'm sorry, but I don't understand your description of this latest,
problem. If you'll post a message with full details of it, I'm sure
that someone can help.

Please remember that the people who help people in the news group
can't see what you see on your computers. We only know as much as you
tell us.


The original problem:
1.When attempting to map a network drive from any xp pro machine on my
network to a machine with xp home on it I only got a username/guest
password box which is greyed out.You can't log in as guest not that I
would want to anyway

2.Reset guest password to nothing using control userpasswords2 prompt
This then resulted in this message when attempting to map a network drive"
"The user has not been granted the requested login type at this computer"

3.Downloaded Windows 2003 Server Resource Kit Tools and ran as you
described in your above post.Everything went fine there.
Now when attemping to map a networkdrive I get this message and it fails
"The networkpath \\192.168.1.110\c$ could not be found"

4. 192.168.1.110 is there,I can ping it.My problem remains that it seems
you cannot map network drives from a XP pro machine to a XP home one.I
can map a drive from the xp home to any xp pro machine however.
Sorry but thats about as clear as I can get.

incidently I have tried this tip to no avail also
http://www.j79zlr.com/howto.php?id=14

  #12  
Old August 13th 07, 09:01 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Steve Winograd [MVP]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 233
Default username\guest password prompt

In article , Rowland
wrote:
The original problem:
1.When attempting to map a network drive from any xp pro machine on my
network to a machine with xp home on it I only got a username/guest
password box which is greyed out.You can't log in as guest not that I
would want to anyway

2.Reset guest password to nothing using control userpasswords2 prompt
This then resulted in this message when attempting to map a network drive"
"The user has not been granted the requested login type at this computer"

3.Downloaded Windows 2003 Server Resource Kit Tools and ran as you
described in your above post.Everything went fine there.
Now when attemping to map a networkdrive I get this message and it fails
"The networkpath \\192.168.1.110\c$ could not be found"

4. 192.168.1.110 is there,I can ping it.My problem remains that it seems
you cannot map network drives from a XP pro machine to a XP home one.I
can map a drive from the xp home to any xp pro machine however.
Sorry but thats about as clear as I can get.

incidently I have tried this tip to no avail also
http://www.j79zlr.com/howto.php?id=14


You're trying to map a drive letter to an administrative share C$.
Windows XP Home Edition doesn't have administrative shares.

You can manually share the C drive and then map a drive letter to it:

\\192.168.1.110\c

or

\\computer\c
--
Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
  #13  
Old August 13th 07, 10:03 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Rowland
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 7
Default username\guest password prompt

Steve Winograd [MVP] wrote:
In article , Rowland
wrote:
The original problem:
1.When attempting to map a network drive from any xp pro machine on my
network to a machine with xp home on it I only got a username/guest
password box which is greyed out.You can't log in as guest not that I
would want to anyway

2.Reset guest password to nothing using control userpasswords2 prompt
This then resulted in this message when attempting to map a network drive"
"The user has not been granted the requested login type at this computer"

3.Downloaded Windows 2003 Server Resource Kit Tools and ran as you
described in your above post.Everything went fine there.
Now when attemping to map a networkdrive I get this message and it fails
"The networkpath \\192.168.1.110\c$ could not be found"

4. 192.168.1.110 is there,I can ping it.My problem remains that it seems
you cannot map network drives from a XP pro machine to a XP home one.I
can map a drive from the xp home to any xp pro machine however.
Sorry but thats about as clear as I can get.

incidently I have tried this tip to no avail also
http://www.j79zlr.com/howto.php?id=14


You're trying to map a drive letter to an administrative share C$.
Windows XP Home Edition doesn't have administrative shares.

You can manually share the C drive and then map a drive letter to it:

\\192.168.1.110\c

or

\\computer\





-You're trying to map a drive letter to an administrative share C$.
- Windows XP Home Edition doesn't have administrative shares.

That little tidbit of info solved was my whole prob;em.Shared the C
drive on the XP Home machine manually and took of the $ on th ip and it
went right thru.Thank you!I never had that problem in the past sharing
C$ from a XP Pro machine to a 98SE one so I never even thought about it.
  #14  
Old August 13th 07, 11:35 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Steve Winograd [MVP]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 233
Default username\guest password prompt

In article , Rowland
wrote:
The original problem:
1.When attempting to map a network drive from any xp pro machine on my
network to a machine with xp home on it I only got a username/guest
password box which is greyed out.You can't log in as guest not that I
would want to anyway

2.Reset guest password to nothing using control userpasswords2 prompt
This then resulted in this message when attempting to map a network drive"
"The user has not been granted the requested login type at this computer"

3.Downloaded Windows 2003 Server Resource Kit Tools and ran as you
described in your above post.Everything went fine there.
Now when attemping to map a networkdrive I get this message and it fails
"The networkpath \\192.168.1.110\c$ could not be found"

4. 192.168.1.110 is there,I can ping it.My problem remains that it seems
you cannot map network drives from a XP pro machine to a XP home one.I
can map a drive from the xp home to any xp pro machine however.
Sorry but thats about as clear as I can get.

incidently I have tried this tip to no avail also
http://www.j79zlr.com/howto.php?id=14


You're trying to map a drive letter to an administrative share C$.
Windows XP Home Edition doesn't have administrative shares.

You can manually share the C drive and then map a drive letter to it:

\\192.168.1.110\c

or

\\computer\


-You're trying to map a drive letter to an administrative share C$.
- Windows XP Home Edition doesn't have administrative shares.

That little tidbit of info solved was my whole prob;em.Shared the C
drive on the XP Home machine manually and took of the $ on th ip and it
went right thru.Thank you!I never had that problem in the past sharing
C$ from a XP Pro machine to a 98SE one so I never even thought about it.


You're welcome! I'm glad that my tidbit helped you solve the problem.

BTW, you can end the name of a shared folder with a dollar sign, such
as "C$". That makes it a hidden share, which doesn't appear in
Network Neighborhood or My Network Places on other computers. You can
still map a drive letter to a hidden share. I've written a web page
with details:

Windows XP Simple File Sharing
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/...ilesharing.htm
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