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Any way to access shares on a domain client when SBS2003 is down for repair

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Unfortunately our old SBS2003 server died yesterday a few weeks before being replaced.  Had already moved files to NAS storage.  Biggest problem I have is that we can't connect to the accounts system share which is on an XP domain client machine.  All data is there and intact (couldn't move to old server due to performance and space problems).

When I try and access the client share from another domain PC a logon screen appears. Basically rejects any logons including domain administrator because there is no authentication server.

Is there any way to circumvent this? Also the permissions and securty on the share allows everyone access but I still cannot access from another PC (I didn't set this up).
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by:Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVP
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Are you include the domain name in front of the user name?

Example:

xpcomputername\user

I usually map a drive letter to the share. Be sure to select Connect using different credentials. You may want to also select  and Reconnect at logon. Enter a domain user and password. If you also check the Remember my credentials it will automatically connect without asking for the username and password each time.

Note: When entering the user name you will need to prefix it with the domain to log onto

Map drive
from my post here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Q_28274164.html#a39592560
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I think what TheHiTechCoach means is to use a user account which is local to the XP machine.

Have you tried creating a local user account on the XP machine, then logging in using that account instead, using the instructions in the previous post?
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by:Sandeshdubey
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You can use local admin of client computer to assign the permission and move data.
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@craigbeck, you are correct. Thanks  for clarifying that.
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Sorry for the slow response. It's been hectic as you can imagine with the Server dying. I've managed to get one client to connect to the share on the Accounts PC by logging in to the client with a cached domain account then when I tried to acces the accounts share entering the domain credentials of the user who is actually logged on to the Accounts PC.

I used same method on two others I need but didn't work a 2nd time.

Hope that makes sense. In summary the following worked on 1 PC only;

Accounts PC - logged in as domain user1 and acually using accounts software
PC2 - logged in as domain user2. Used credentials of user1 to connect to Accounts PC share.

I will try setting up a shared drive as suggested above over the weekend. Also will try variations on credentials enterd to access share.
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