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troubleshooting Question

Mapping to an Administrative Share on Server 2008 from Vista Ultimate

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Server HardwareWindows VistaWindows Server 2008
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I have a new Server 2008 installation.  NO Active Directory or domain controller.  

Both my Vista and server are members of WORKGROUP.

My previous server OS was 2003 and it was working fine (I don't remember what I did years ago to get it working right)

Anyway, I have a User (USER1) setup on both machines as members of each machine's Administrators group and both with same password.  When trying to map to the server administrative share (SERVER1\c$) using SERVER1\Administrator, it works fine.   However, when I use SERVER1\USER1, I get "Logon Unsuccessful".

2 questions:

1) Why won't it work with the USER1, but will with administrator?

2) In WS 2003, I had it setup to authenticate credentials while disregarding the COMPUTER or DOMAIN NAME portion of the username (again, I forgot how I did this).   I think it had something to do with Local User Mapping, but not sure.  All I want is for the logged in USER1 on the Vista machine to be automatically authenticated and accepted by the server without specifying logon credentials (via the map drive UN\PW dialog)   Anyone know how to do this with Server 2008?     i.e. My Vista user is MYVISTA\USER1 and it should authenticate with the Server as SERVER1\USER1.  Both have the same pw.

Hope this makes sense.

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