Copying files between two workgroup computers

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i am trying to copy files between two workgroup computers by using a defined service.  i have created an account with admin rights.  in addition, i created two file shares on each server giving full control to the account aforementioned.

there is no firewall between the two servers and file sharing is enabled.
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what the problem?  Are you recieving an error.  Did you create the account on both computers with the same password?

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yes, i am receiving an error that is telling me it can not copy.  

accounts are the same on both computers with the same password

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What does this error sya exactly? The more information the better.
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Can you try logging on as the account and performing the copy manually?  What happens?  

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i receive an error stating cannot find specified drive.

i run the following command from the dos prompt.

runas /user:<useraccount> CMD

(i am then prompted for the password at which i type it in) a new CMD window pops up and then i run the following command

copy \\<servername>\share h:\share

i have the H drive currently mapped to the secondary server.
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Try Robbocopy, the commands are similar, but you get more options.  And its free.

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oops Robocopy

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Once you download robocopy, place it in the systems32 folder it will work from the CLI just like copy does.
The correct command is robocopy \\<SERVERNAME>\<sharname> c:\<foldername>

the /e switch is to copy subdirectories. You can also add a /sec to copy the security settings.  Or /copyall

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