Networking XP Home to XP Pro

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Tim, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. Tim

    Tim Guest

    I have two XP Pro machines networked and bought a new XP Home machine. I
    just want to access a database that is on the Pro machine using the XP Home
    machine. They are both on the same workgroup and I can see the workgroup
    from the Home machine but when I try to join it says I don't have
    permission. I don't believe the Pro machine is set up on a domain as I
    understand this would prohibit the Home from joining. When I try to
    manually map a drive using the same address that is working on the second
    Pro machine it says it doesn't exist.
    Any help would be appreciated,
    Tim
     
    Tim, Oct 23, 2005
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  2. Tim

    chrispsg Guest

    You are correct. An XP Home machine can't be joined to a domain. Can
    you access the home box using the UNC (\\computername\sharename) and
    vice versa? Try to access the XP Pro machine from XP home using the
    UNC. Does the OS ask for alternate credentials when you try this?

    psg
     
    chrispsg, Oct 25, 2005
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