access denied user permission

June 29, 2006 at 14:35:44
Specs: server 2003, p4 3.0

Okay, I have a file server running server 2003 enterprise edition on a workgroup. I am an administrator on that server. I have a pc running XP Home that accesses a shared directory on that server and has been accessing this directory for some time but I had to move that directory to another partition and re share it. When I did this only a few pc's could not connect after I remapped the drives to them. but my computer is the one I want to fix. The username and password for my pc is the same username and password that is entered in the user management console on the server. On the server my username and password is a member of users and administrators. I had this same problem on a few other systems and the only way I could get it to work was to delete the username from the problem pc and then re add the same username and password and then the server would allow access to the shared directory. The problem is that on my pc I am the only user and I have tons of stuff so I don'y want to delete my username and re-add it because I have all my settings, favorites, etc. Plus I am the only user and admin so I would have to do it from safemode and then re add it. I am tired and frustrated. Am I missing something? BTW, I get the access is denied message when i click on the shared folder on teh server.

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June 29, 2006 at 15:37:41

The problem is that XP Home can't join a domain. It can see shares but that's about it.
That's why the usr/pass combination being the same on the server as it is on the workstion isn't helping you.
On the server, share the partition with no restictions. Then go to the Home PC and click start, run, enter \\IP_address of the server and the shares should open in front of you. Drag them to the desktop of the XP Home box.
Let us know if that works.

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June 30, 2006 at 09:02:24

I'm not running a domain, I am on a workgroup.
This same computer was accessing these shares prior to me moving the folder to a different partition. I have fixed this problem on other XP home PC's by removing the username and readding the username back and they are connected fine.

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July 3, 2006 at 14:59:39

Man, I still cannot connect and it is really annoying me. My system is the only system on the network that cannot coonnect to the server but I can connect to shares on other workstations. When I go to the servers shared drive it still says access is denied. I did a full recovery on my PC, deleted my username from the server, readded my name to the server and made me a member of administrators and users groups. I am spent, I do not know what it could posisbly be. HELP ME!! my username and passwor dare exactly the same on my pc as in the user management on the server.

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