I'm currently on a domain called "meta" in our office here. It's still an NT 4 domain but I have the hardware and will upgrade soon. I want to map a drive from a Windows XP machine to a Server 2003 machine that is located at another company for us. They installed it there on a separate domain called "meta.sol". I wasn't sure how well it would interface with our NT4 domain here, so we did it that way. When we upgrade, I might work at just having that added to our domain here, but I digress.
The problem is that it won't authenticate. I enter the \\server IP\shared folder and it seems to connect just fine through the "mapping" wizard, but then it brings up a dialog box and no matter what combination of username and password with domain\username and password, it won't authenticate. It's a separate login from the meta domain, but I know I have the right credentials and I know I have the right permissions to access the folder. Anyone have any idea what the problem might be? I was thinking perhaps a trust issue, but I don't know how I would establish a trust there or if it's possible between NT4 and 2003.
I can Remote Desktop into the server so I don't see why the firewall would allow that and not a mapping, however, the other company controls the firewall that is in front of our server there and we control the firewall here in the office. But I can see and change anything on our server there, so let me know if you need more information or need me to try something. I'm giving it a lot of points as I can't figure it out and the tech support where the server is at can't figure it out either, so I'm hoping one of you can save the day. Thanks.