XP Home client cannot create folders on SBS 2008 server

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We have a new Windows 2008 SBS, with XP Pro clients. However, we have one XP Home workstation which we need to have connected. We can use Outlook with exchange, and we can browse the mapped drive to the server, but we cannot create folders, or save files to it.

I can confirm that the user exists on the Domain, and the shared folder in question has all rights provided through the everyone group. I have also added the individual user to the shared area and granted full rights also.

I know that this user is not actually authenticating to the domain, but we have done this before on our old Windows 2003 server, and that worked OK.

Does anyone have any ideas on how we can give full access to our server shared area to this single XP Home client?
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Brian PiercePhotographer
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Commented:
An XP home machine cannot participate in a domain as such, but you should be able to share files etc, assuming that you have set the correct share and NTFS permissions. Check that EVERYONE has FULL CONTROL on the share and that when you connect from the XP machine you specify a username/password on the domain that has at least read/write NTFS permissions

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Thankyou,

I have already added the permissions in the security settings for this shared area. We are using a user name and password for a user that exists on the domain. We can do most other things, like Outlook works fine with the exchange server, and we can save and create items in his personal folder, ie his z drive, but the main shared area can only be browsed. I can confirm that Everyone does have the correct permissions set. We only went on to add the user specifically to the NTFS permissions when we discovered this problem.
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Commented:
have you checked the SHARE permissions as well as the NTFS permissions
Brian HarringtonIT Manager

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Your best bet is to install windows XP Pro on the XP Home machine.  There is no reason why you should be using a limited consumer end operating system in a business environment.  

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That was the problem, thanks. The share was set to reader only. I changed it to co owner and it works fine.

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