my client has 2 windows xp workstations that connect to a win2003 server over a vpn. I'm not sure what tampering a former consultant has done to these machines. When they tried to connect to the server I would get a username/password dialog box even though it was a public share. No matter what name/pass I put in there it wouldn't accept it. On one of the workstations I used system restore to put the computer back a few months and then this problem simply went away, I was able to browse to the server with no problem. However, while doing a system restore with the other one it crashed and I was forced to a do repair. The problem still exists. Whenever I browse to the server it asks for a login but doesn't accept it. Anyone know what could be causing this? This same problem is also on my client's laptop so it has to be a configuration issue somewhere. The fact that the problem got fixed when I used system restore is proof of that.