How to fix "Net use" in XPMode\DOS on Domain system error 5
Posted on 2014-11-03
I have a an old program running that requires an LPT printer. We have been using the net use command and it has worked for years. Example: net use lpt1 \\computername\device /persistent:yes
We have Windows Server 2008 R2, Win 7 workstations running XP Mode. This week the server which had been little more than a glorified peer to peer server was converted to a active directory domain controller. This command no longer works. The startup file runs and prompts for a user and password. It doesn't matter what user/password combo that is used. Everything returns System error 5 Access denied. I have tried a standard domain user, the local pc user, and the system admin. Nothing works. I welcome suggestions to try.