Mapping network Drive

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
December 1, 2009 at 05:54:18
Specs: Windows XP
Hello all,

I've got 1 laptop LP and 1 desktop DP in a workgroup WKG.
The desktop has 2 external USB harddisks.
I try to map both HDD so I can access them from the laptop.
I'm logging onto the laptop with a local admin account.
No matter what I do, I can't seem to access one HD - it always prompts me for a guest account first, even though no guest account is configured on either machine. When I net use * \\DP\adminuser /user: + password, I get a mutliple connections error (1219). I did try a net use * /delete + reboot but nothing helps. the sharing configs are exactly the same (as far as I can see) on both drives.
The local adminuser on the laptop is not configured on the desktop so even when logging in "as a different user" entering \\WKG\adminuser or \\DP\adminuser both are rejected.
Meanwhile my other drive is mapped without any problems...
Any idea?
Thanks a lot!

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December 1, 2009 at 05:57:05
Click on my username at the top of my response. In the window that opens, look for and click on my "how-to" guide labelled: You try to connect to a share but are asked for a Username/Password

Read it and use the guide to properly setup your shares for mapping.

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December 1, 2009 at 06:24:13
Thanks a lot for your reply - but that didn't seem to work? I've added the local admin user of the laptop onto the desktop.
The mapped drive is seen in the networked places fine, but whenever I click on it I still get the Guest-account request for authentication. If I try to map the drive as another user (ie the local admin) it doesn't react when entering the password when clicking OK in the GUI of XP.
However when using the Net use command now I get a "not enough server storage is available to process the command"..which is new to me..

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December 1, 2009 at 06:42:57
unbelieveable..I digged further with the new error message hereabove and found a site which 'blames' a program called Acronis for this behaviour..which I just happened to have? So I just did an uninstall from my DP-desktop, rebooted, and old drive mapping works as if nothing happened..this had been going on for weeks..anyway I'd like to thank you for indirectly pointing me to the right direction!! :-)

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