Workgroup Connection Problems
Posted on 2006-05-03
We have a small company network consisting of five workstations each running a mix of WinXP home and pro. There is one workstation in this group (running WinXP home) that the other computers map several drives to to be able to access two database files to run certain programs on their workstations. Recently we have added one additional workstation and now the network seems to be down a lot or seems to take a long time for all the workgroup computers to show up and be accessible. When the computers do appear in "My Network Places" the mapping at times will not re-connect, sometimes after several tries it will finally map to the drive. Sometimes when I try to map a drive to the one WinXP home workstation I get an error message about lack of rights to access the computer and that the number of computers allowed to access the computer with the datatbase files has been exceeded other times I have no problem accessing this computer and do not get any error messages. All the firewall setting are set to off. Does WinXP home have restrictions related to the number of networked computers that can access it?