I have configured an external HD so that all 5 of us in the office can use it as a device to move large files back and forth in our office. Of 4 users who tried to connect and write to the share drive only ONE was NOT successful.
When I say that it was NOT successful, what I mean is that when the user tries to access the shared drive using the path \\10.70.10.56 he gets a login prompt (see Login.jpg). I tried (just as a test) to login using my credentials but it failed. Anyway, I don't want to have try and use my login credentials whenever he needs to access the drive.
I've attached another file (permisions.jpg) showing the 3 user accts that were successful and the one that was NOT successful.
All PCs are using Windows XP, SP3.
Please don't suggest using our LAN. We work in an office that is connected to a WAN through our LAN, but the physical server is nearly 200 miles away. It takes forever to move large files back and forth - hence the reason that I am implementing this workaround and not using the network.
I don't know why it's prompting for a user login screen on just this ONE machine. This does NOT happen on the other 3 machines.
I also tried pinging the host machine (the one that has the external HD attached with the shared folder) from the problematic machine and was successful.
Any input will be greatly appreciated.