Windows 7 on a domain Connecting to XP off domain
Posted on 2015-01-14
I have computers that are part of a domain that need to connect to share that is on a Windows XP computer that runs a manufacturing machine. The goal is to have engineers copy files into the share so the operator of the machine can run the files.
I have the XP Service Pack 2 computer setup with the share and the share is working correctly if connected to by another XP or Server 2003 box where I can put the Administrator username and password in and access the share without an issue. THe XP computer is part of the manufacturing machine so adding it to the domain is probably not an option.
The problem is with Windows 7 Pro computers where the credentials require a domain\username and password. I have tried the Computername\username and password and it will not work on WIndows 7/Windows 8.1 machines.
Is there sometype of setting to lower the connection requirements in WIndows 7 so that it can connect to this share?
I have read about WOrkgroups and Home Sharing, etc but that is not feasible becuse the main computers are part of a Domain.