VNC Server ? // XP Home w/Server 2000 ?

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thedave108

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At home a friend has a server w/Server 2000 and an xp pro sp2 computer that work fine together. She has a laptop w/XP Home sp2 that wont connect.

Is it a limitation of XP Home to not work with Microsoft Server 2000 ?

What effect and/or use is VNC Server software. Its on the server, does the laptop need THAT to get connected to the server? (If thats the case, could anyone point me to a crash course web site on it ?..)

Thank you all very much in advance...

dave
 

JohnWill

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Yep, XP-Home will not connect to a domain server. You can connect directly to shared folders/drives in that server, you just can't do a domain login.

VNC is a remote control package, it has nothing to do with standard Microsoft networking.
 

thedave108

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I see. How do I get the Xp home computer to see the drives to share them off the server? It can see the list of drives, but when you click you get the error 'dont have permission'.

Is there a checklist for that anywhere? I dont know where to look for the settings on either computer.
 

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Create an account on the server with permissions to access the specific drives in question that matches the name/password that you use to login to the connecting workstation. See if that gets you connected.
 
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