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networking an xp workstation with an sbs2008 server

we have a Microsoft XP workstation which has 4 network interface cards in it. The primary card for various reasons, cannot be changed, and we cannot add it to the domain.

Is there a way that I can use one of the other network cards, to map a drive to a shared area on our sbs2008 server, by passing the username and password with the "net use". command?

I have done this before but never where the workstation was not in the same workgroup or domain??

The subnet will also be different to the primary card, so I was wondering about whether there would be any problems routing through to the server shared area?

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Hi nigelbeatson,

As long as you have a network card that is in the same subnet as the SBS server you should be OK and can use the net use command.

The IP stack is self aware and will always try the shortest and easiest IP route to a device.  It if determines that it is on the same subnet, it will connect on IP level.  If you can ping the SBS from the XP workstation, you are ready.

From there onwards it becomes a "map a drive with a password batchfile" issue.

nigelbeatsonAuthor Commented:
that's great. I have now completed this project.
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