Accessing shared folders across two windows xp computer when disconnected from the domain
Posted on 2003-11-28
Here is the scenario. I hope someone can help.
We have (25) indentical Dell notebook within our office.
All are part of the domain.
All have wireless capabilities.
When the staff are in the office they are wired and connect to the domain - no problems.
When they are at a client's office they need to share directories through the wireless.
I have setup the notebook, shared specific files.
Locally, Everyone is part of the administrators group.
The computers connect through the wireless and I can see the other computers in Network Nieghborhood.
But, when I double-click on the computer, I get the message
"You might not have permission to use this network resource......."
Of course if I log in as Administrator, I can access the other computer.
The Administrator account and password is the same on all the machoines
I believe this has something to do with there being no DC to authenticate to.
MS firewall is off, simple sharing is off.
Netbios over IP is on.
My Question is:
"Is there a way to allow access to the other notebooks?"
I really do not want to add all 25 notebook users to the local users list of all the notebooks.
We would rather avoid having one user account setup for out-of-office connectivity because each user has roaming profile with specific configurations.
We also connect to a Novell server and use the NW client, but I think that is irrelevant.