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Mapping Drives between Xp comptuers

I think this is an easy one, i'm just trying to understand something.   Lets say this is my setup

PC1:  XP Pro, Not part of any domain, in the HOMEPC workgroup,  PC1 is the computer name.  192.168.2.1
PC2:  XP Pro, Not part of any domain, in the HOMEPC workgroup,  PC2 is the comptuer name.  192.168.2.2

on PC1 and PC2, i'm going to setup the same user ID (JoeBlow) and Password. (both full admins of their boxes)

Pc's are hooked together via Router.

If from PC1 i do : net use x: \\PC2\C$  

Question 1.) Should'nt i authenticate right away to this, since both have the same credentials?

Question 2.) As you can guess by question 1, i seem to keep getting a pop up asking for user/pass.  I've tried using password like pc2\JoeBlow,  or just JoeBlow.  Why would i not be able to authenticate?

Question 3.) In this scnario, would it be best for me to edit my LMHOSTS file with say, 192.168.2.2 PC2 #PRE  ?

I have NOT yet tried using the net use x: \\PC2\C$ /User:<>  way,  i realize i can do this, but it should work through the GUI for mapping drives no?  

Thanks In Advance..
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scott_macneill
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stevenlewisCommented:
Have you shared the C: drive on PC2?
create a share, and give it a name, and then try the net use command

>>Question 3.) In this scnario, would it be best for me to edit my LMHOSTS file with say, 192.168.2.2 PC2 #PRE  ?
this will have no affect  on the permission issue, just on being able to find PC@
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