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Morning all,
I have been fighting an uphill battle to try and build a server:

http://www.overclock.net/servers/110...ase-whsv1.html

and it is kicking my butt - AGAIN!!!

I had a bad motherboard on the build after a couple of months of weird things happening so I changed it out for an MSI G41M4-f just so I can try and keep gong on my storage of videos and other things.
I got WHS installed with the new board and got my videos and other things copied in from one of the drives that WHS had stored the shares on.
I got both of my other computers (this Win 7 sig rig and another Win XP rig) to connect to the server by re-installing the connector software and it seems that they both work okay except for:

When I open Windows Explorer on either the Win 7 rig or the XP rig and go to the Network, it asks me to enter my Network User Name and Password. I have been tinkering around trying to get the thing working so much that I must have changed something on it and now am not sure what name and password it wants?
Now I can connect to the server box through the Windows Home Server Console icon with no problem but not through Windows Explorer.
So which password is Windows Explorer expecting?
I'm really confused on this as I have tried every password and username that I have written down since beginning this adventure(?) and nothing will let me in through Explorer to look at (much less change/work on) anything on the server

Please, can anybody give me a clue on this? I'm feeling so burnout right about now.

TIA

Bill
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post #2 of 6
if you logging in through you XP box to the WHS, make sure the permissions on the share folder are set correctly. Then you should be able to login \\\\server\\share using server\\server_username (instead of just server_username) otherwise it may be trying to log in using your XP credentials.
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Thanks.
On the Win 7 machine it won't even let me open the folder for the server that has the share folders in it!

I have to go work for a bit now and will work on this later on.

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Seeabout the fifth picture down about password protected sharing. Might have to turn it off...

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dows-7-and-xp/
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Thanks.
On the Win 7 machine it won't even let me open the folder for the server that has the share folders in it!

I have to go work for a bit now and will work on this later on.

Bill
sometimes thats normal, as the server may not be "discoverable / browseable". See "network location awareness" and similar services. Homegroup may also be getting in the way, you could disable it and trying networking manually.
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post #6 of 6
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Thanks guys.
Well turns out it looks like it was password sharing on the Win 7 machine, permissions on the share folders, and accounts on the server as well.
I think I have it somewhat straight now and things seem to be working. Hopefully I will get this thing set up and running correctly ssoner or later.

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