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Topic # 10102 5-Nov-2006 11:29
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I have a Media Center 2005 pc in my lounge with the ip 192.168.1.2.  It has a wireless connection to the internet/network and is a member of the default windows WORKGROUP.  No other pcs in the house are on this workgroup.

I have a laptop that i use for work in my study.  It's part of my corporate domain.

I'm trying to access shared drives on my lounge pc from my work laptop.  I'm able to ping (both ways), and i can get so far in Map Network Drive as to have the Username:Password dialog box appear.

When I try to enter the username:password of the lounge PC and press enter, the dialog reappears instantly but this time it has DOMAIN\user in the username field.  This is populated by my corporate domain name and my lounge pc name. 

I've tried all sorts of variations to get into the lounge PC with no luck.  Have even tried WORKGROUP\username to no avail

IS it possible to map a workgroup drive on a domain pc?  If so...how???

Any help appreciated.

Mike

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  Reply # 51137 5-Nov-2006 21:11
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The username will need to be in the format <MEDIAPCNAME>\Username rather than WORKGROUP\Username - workgroups do not have any relationship to user accounts or security.




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  Reply # 51139 5-Nov-2006 21:24
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nope, didn't like that either :(
i went so far as to rename the pc and reboot, change the password etc.  no change.  still just pops straight back up.  this time with the <COMP NAME>\username instead of DOMAIN\username.

aargh!

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  Reply # 51200 6-Nov-2006 13:24
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Hmmmm... I haven't dealt with MCE so I can't make definative suggestions.  Are the share and security permissions set properly?  Have you tried it with full access to "Everyone"?  Can anyone let me know if MCE runs FAT32 or NTFS for the file system?



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  Reply # 51210 6-Nov-2006 13:54
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hey thanks for the reply.

MCE is basically XP Pro with an additional media center shell that can be launched separately.
as a tester i've created a drive share - d$ which has nothing much on it except some files and music.  the IP of the mce machine is 192.168.1.4.  the share is for Everyone so the permissions are wide open there.  the share unv should be \\192.168.1.4\d$.  when i map this i successfully get a enter username:password prompt.  it is at this point things turn to custard and i can go no further.

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  Reply # 51275 6-Nov-2006 16:22
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Silly question, but can you see the MCE05 PC in Microsoft Windows Network? I have two domain controllers, plus one Workgroup machine here - can see all of them, and log onto everyone.






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  Reply # 51337 6-Nov-2006 20:32
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hi there, yep i sure can, although when i expand the computer in my network places all i can see is the Printers and Faxes folder :(

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  Reply # 51373 6-Nov-2006 23:17
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can you NET USE from the MCE machine itself, back to itself

Maybe something on your work laptop is stopping outbound drive mappings

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