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browsing shared folders from windows mobile devices.

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when I try to browse a shared folder on the SBS Server I get prompted w/ the username and password on the mobile device, but it won't accept the username/password.  When I browse the folder from a pc, I get the same prompt for username/password, but when I enter that information - it shows the contents of the folder.  Any ideas on why I can't browse the same folder from a Windows Mobile device?
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You may need to use a fully qualified username and password.

If the computer with the shared folder is called "MYSBSPC" and the username is "John", the fully qualified username is "MYSBSPC\John".
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didn't make a difference. Still can't get past the network logon screen.
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Does anyone have any other suggestions?  I need to be able to browse the folders on the server from the PDA before I can proceed.  ANY help is greatly appreciated.
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If you are running under a domain environment you might wanna try your username as DOMAIN\USER

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I have tried that but it comes right back to the network logon screen.
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changing the Microsoft netowork client: digitally sign communications (always) allowed me to browse the shared folders.
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Where was that setting? On your windows mobile device, or on your shared folder settings on the server?

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It's a setting in the group policy folder on the SBS Server.  I did a search w/in Windows server for "Microsoft network client: digitally sign communications" and it shows how to make the change.  btw. it isn't as easy to find as the article suggests.
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