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Workgroup - cant connect to shares on the "server"

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Hi,

I have a workgroup of three  PCs (1 new) but unable to connect to shares on "server"
I have shared out the C drive and my docs.

They are all XP Pro.
Im lost for ideas - I have done this before but think someone has thrown a spanner into the main PC - it worked before.

All can ping each other - but I think its authentication related.

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The no password might be the problem I think, no user on the server has one.
Anything else to check on the authentication front?  I kept getting user / password prompts when trying to map drives.
 

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Wont be on site for a few days to check if this resolves it
Can't think of anything right...the above is a good start.  Let me know how it turns out when you give the users a password...then we will work from there.

Good Luck!!!

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I do a \\192.168.1.101

And it displays all shares - that a cool thing reb_elmagnifico
I can connect to most - but not some.
Those ones I cant open are a new account I created called "test" password is the same "test"
Im not prompted for a user / password password though.

Error:

\\192.168.1.101\desktop_test is not accessable.
You might not have the permission to use this network resource.
Contact the administrator of this server to find outif you have access permissions

Access is denied.

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Commented:
Whatever the issue was a few weeks back  with all the shares was - has now resolved itself - but Ive no idea how.

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Commented:

I made sure all in the workgroup - were on the same "workrgoup" - the 1 PC
 wasnt - renamed it and it worked.

Then user calls - Problem is back again.

Im looking for a NAS solution as this is a head wreck.

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