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Unable to access Server on Workgroup via UNC path

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Hi, I can map a network drive on a workgroup but if I try to access via 'Run' by entering the IP address e.g. \\192.168.1.106\shared\ I get the error --

\\192.168.1.106 is not accessible.  You might not have permission to use this network resource.  Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have permissions.

There are currently no logon requests available to service this request.

I assume it's permission related as I have to enter the workgroup server user and password when mapping but can't see how I can get around it for the path - any suggestions appreciated.
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When you map the drive do you use the same credentials as the user or use different ones?  

If you use different ones then it you won't be able to connect automatically by just putting in the UNC path in the Run bar.
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by:masnrock
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Sounds like a shares, permissions, or Windows Firewall issue. If the shares are set up properly, then check the permissions... if the permissions are set up properly, check to make sure Windows Firewall is turned off on the server.
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Thanks you both for your input - the drives are mapped using different credentials - is there any way to circumvent this as it's causing a problem viewing files from a specific application.  Thanks.
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by:masnrock
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Adjusting the permissions and/or accounts such that the same credentials are used. Is this a domain or peer to peer network?
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It was a domain but the DC failed (don't ask about the BDC, there isn't one :( )  I'llcheck the credentials, thanks.
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