We have 8 computers with Windows XP Professional SP2 installed. They are networked with TCP/IP Protocol and thru Workgroup. Computer Names goes from KC1 TO KC8 and ip address goes from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.8
All are logged as Administrator
When we connect to kc1 computer thru Windows Maping Drive - It connects properly and we are able to browse it fully well.
When we type \\192.168.1.1\netgold\ (Netgold is folder name) at the Windows -Run command - It prompts with kc1\guest and asks for the password. This creates problem. We have changed the setting at KC1 Control Panel - Users - Guest User and put to off. But it still prompts with the Window KC1\Guest
a) Our application requires to read the compute by \\192.168.1.1\ netgold\ and is successful only in that case when we are able to verify its proper running thru Windows ->Start-Run ->\\192.168.1.1\netgold\
Can you suggest cause of the problem and some other workaround where we can directly verify the proper working of \\192.168.1.1\netgold\ folder browsing using .NET Framework classes
b) Further when we check the system thru Maping drive ->It opens very fast in just 1-2 seconds . When we type \\192.168.1.1\netgold\ at the Windows -Start->Run command it takes much longer time say from 10-30 seconds even when it open opens properly although complete network is just 8 computers wide we wish to understand its behaviour of slow response.