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XP User Can't Access Network Shared File


I am running a network with all XP machines. They are all in the same workgroup. I have a shared Sage Act database on BoxA.

On BoxB, when I am logged in using the Administrator account, I am able to access the database file.

However, on BoxB when I am logged in as User1, an account which has administrator access, I am NOT able to access to database file. How can I access the database file as User1?

Please advise, thanks in advance!

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Clarification Request
(NT) Is there a User1 account on the server?

In reply to: XP User Can't Access Network Shared File

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In reply to: Is there a User1 account on the server?

No there is not.

I have one server (BoxA) and need two clients to be able to access it: BoxB and BoxC.

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Then remember the basics.

In reply to: No

Since the server does not know who that user is, it should deny access.

And I don't write or encourage the guest access mode. Too dangerous but for those that can't find any other way. Why not?

Recap. If I can't go to the server and get to the login box and type in User1 for the name, I have no right to access anything.

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Re: account

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What happens if you make a User1 account on BoxA? Be sure it can access the database locally.


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