I have been mapping drives within in house networks and over VPNs for over 10 years.
But Windows 8 has me stumped. We are on a peer to peer network. All machines are in the same workgroup.... called MSHOME.
We had a shared folder on an XP machine, let's call it TEST. We have mapped a drive from our W7 machines to the XP machine and this has work for a couple of years.
We have a Lenovo X61s that we just did a clean install of W8 Pro. We wanted the TEST folder to be on the Lenovo, and we would then retire the XP machine.
We copied the TEST folder to the Lenovo.
We want to share it with specific users.
If I share it with "Everyone"... no problem. I can map a drive to it.
If I delete "Everyone" and add specific users to the share.... I get "Windows cannot access..."
I have added the users to both machines,
I have turned off the firewall.
The only thing that works is making it assessible to EVERYONE which is not what we want.
Have researched and tried various ideas for 4 hours.
Fresh suggestions welcome.