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How can I access a share drive on a SBS 2008 box from a workstation that is not part of the active directory?

The aim is to get an XP workstation access to a shared folder on a SBS2008 server. On attempting this it simply can't see it. This is probably because the laptop was not in the SBS2008 domain. However, attempting to add it ran into the following problems.

I have tried going to simply change the domain on the XP workstation, it asks for a username and password which looks hopeful but then it fails saying “the specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted”.

I think this is where I am meant to add the computer to the domain from SBS 2008, however doing that from the SBS console will add the computer to the active directory aswell which I don’t want as the laptop is used on other networks aswell. Sure there is an easy way round this.

Please can you advise?
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Hi, thanks for the reply,
 The XP box has the SBS as its DNS but has four others aswell.

Tying the command given takes me to a screen showing the shares on my local computer. It doesn't ask for a login unfortunately.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks for the reply, on trying to map the network drive with a different login that sounds like a decent solution. Unfortunately, it said share not found.

Mapping that drive on 2008 might prefer you to  login like this username@domain

I have run into that a lot since upgrading to 2008 R2
Thank you, have tired that but got the same result.

Any tips on getting access to this share drive would be great. Perhaps I do have to add the computer on the SBS somewhere so that it allows it access?

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Thanks for the grade. Good luck.