Mapped drive oddity

07-09-2005, 11:57 PM

Simple setup, weird new issue:

1) peer to peer network

2) one system running 2000 Server, basically acting as a file server
for about 15 workstations all using XP PRO. The XP machines have the
all the latest updates. Not positive about the server, although it's
using SP4.

3) All workstations map the same folder from the server and have been
working fine for months.

New issue: When setting up a new workstation logging on as
Administrator, I cannot map the drive without being prompted for a
name and password. If I create another user on the same XP machine,
make it an administrator, and don't assign a password, I can switch to
that profile, then map the drive without any hassle.

The only difference is that Administrator has a password assigned to

This manifested itself only in the last few weeks, as I have been able
to create mapped drives with no issues whatsoever using Administrator
in the same setup for the last two years. The 2000 Server has 50
licenses, so I don't believe that's the problem. If there was some
security setting that had changed on the folder on the server, then I
don't see why I can access it without being prompted with any name I
create except Administrator from the XP workstations.

I suspect some type of security update, probably on the 2000 Server,
but then again, I have no clue. That's why I'm here.

Thanks for any help!


Mapped drive oddity