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I had this working at one time, but the share was broken by removing a portable drive onthe server. Now I can't get it to work again.

I have a folder shared on a windows server 2003 machine.

I use a universal Boot disk that boots into PC DOS. It uses the command line "net use x: \\server\share password"

I really think the problem is with my share rather than the command line. How would I setup a share that uses a password but no username?
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by:Jarrod
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If using the net use command can you insert the username like this ?

net use x: \\server\share /user:username password

Hope this helps
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by:dgerler
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PC DOS doesn't seem to recognize the /user switch. It complains that it doesn't know it.
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by:Jarrod
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Where abouts did you get the universal boot disk from ?
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by:dgerler
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I guess my terminology is a bit off.. It's actually a universal network boot disk. The image I have came from a company I deal with.
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by:Jarrod
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You could possibly try adding anonymous logon to the security list for the share but Im not sure if that would work. Is there any way you can find out the version number of the net.exe on the boot disk in case its an older one that could be updated ? Out of curiousity is this used for reimaging purposes ?
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by:dgerler
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I have attempted the anonymous login to no avail. I am unable to figure out what versio of net.exe I am running.
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by:Jarrod
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Can you extract the net.exe from the bootdisk to a windows machine, then right click it and goto the properties of the file ? Just wondering if its a pre win98 net.exe as some of the older versions didnt offer the /user option and only sent the current logged on user (Which is nothing when in dos)
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by:dgerler
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hmm.. let me see...

Extracted and it doesn't have a fileversion accessible through rt-click properties. however, it was modified Oct 14 1996. I'm thinking theres a new one out.. lol
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by:dgerler
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Still unable to access the windows server 2003 shared folder via a floppy disk.
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You try ysing a different boot disk to see if it is able to connect to the server. Whilst I havent done it personally I think this boot has the capaility to do so

http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd

About half wat down it mentions a universal tcp/ip network 6.5 component (although there may be other sections on the bootdisk that can do it. Hope this helps
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by:dgerler
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I don;t have time right now to continue this discussion. I used a work around of simply storing the images to a USB drive.
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