trying to map to a server i'm asked for user

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
March 4, 2010 at 15:58:13
Specs: Windows XP
when I tried to map my server i keep getting needs user name and password and i dont have one
i would like to hook to a program on the server but cant get to the service

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#1
March 4, 2010 at 16:27:42
If it's your server, why don't have the password? Is it a real server or a workstation used as a file server?

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#2
March 4, 2010 at 19:27:14
the error message means you don't have a user account on the server that matches the one you are logging on locally with.

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#3
March 5, 2010 at 06:54:16
to aswer both questions

yes it is a work station going to the server

and I have the old station user account should I del it and remake a account for that station again?


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#4
March 5, 2010 at 09:03:39
You're confused. That wasn't my question. What OS is the server running? Let's start with that.

Don't delete any accounts. Wanderer's comment depends on the answer to my question.

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#5
March 5, 2010 at 11:07:24
The server id vista business and the work station is xp patch 3
This work station was fine till it got a virus on it and we had to del h/d and reload and I haven't been able to log on to the server since

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#6
March 5, 2010 at 14:05:23
That's what I'm trying to say. MS never made a Vista server. It doesn't exist. You are using a Vista workstation as a file server, which is ok but it's not running server software.

So your problem is exactly what Wanderer said. You have to match the accounts. Either add the account from the Vista box to the newly created XP workstation or the other way around, with the proper permissions.

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#7
March 6, 2010 at 06:36:39
I'm sorry let me start over I have vista business pack 2 which is my server i have 6 work stations that run on xp pro going to the server (vista business) sorry for the confusion. ok I will check out what was suggested thanks to all.

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#8
March 6, 2010 at 06:45:38
I can't say it any other way. Vista Business is not running server software. An example of server software would be Server 2003, Server 2008, SBS, etc....

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#9
March 6, 2010 at 07:30:35
I agree with you. but What I have is a machine that is running vista business, that i use as my server for my network and i have one xp station that I can't get to map to that machine after I restored the c drive because of a viris and can't get it to remap to the machine i use for my server. What I will try is what you all have told me to try and again thank you for the help.

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#10
March 7, 2010 at 05:42:41
Click on my name in above in my response and read my "how-to" guide on "You try to connect to a share but are asked for a Username/Password" for info on making this problem go away.

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#11
March 7, 2010 at 16:14:36
I wish to thank all for the help on this question
what i ended up doing after trying what was sent to me which didn't help i started to look at some of the settings on the vista machine and what i ended up doing which worked was goto the vista machine network sharing center and turned off the password protected button in the sharing center and then i was then able to then go to the (xp) workstation and map the location I needed, then I ed turn the pw protection back on. I now have what i need and it is working great on the xp workstation machine.
Again thanks to all who took the time to help me work though this problem.


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