W2k3 SBS R2 Map Drive authentication issues when using non domain member PC's.
Posted on 2007-04-05
I'm new to this...so I hope that this makes sense.
I have a small dentist office that's has deployed a w2k3 Small Business Server. They brought with them from their old office a mishmash of operating systems that including a few Win2000 systems, an XP Home, and a bunch of XP Pro's.
Here's my problem. Their EMR system is very picky, and I've mapped network drives to Z: manually on each workstation to make it work. Since it's such a mishmash, and they're not members of the domain...they're getting a ton of error messages every few hours or when the connection between the server and the client times out.
The only way they can fix the problem is to open a share folder on the server, enter their credentials, then double click the map drive to re-populate the folder listing.
Is there a way that I can keep them from having to do this process over and over again without adding every machine to the domain? Since it's SBS there's a DC configured, however no PC's have been added to the domain due to the client's wishes of not paying for the extra CAL's associated.
Any help would be great.