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I have problem with mapping smb network shares to windows XP (net use and Windows Explorer). In LAN I have two Windows XP computers. One of them (let's name it XP_1) can map share without problems. The second (let's name it XP_2) - can't. The smb Linux server (Icy Box NAS 4220) host name is storage1. XP_2 can ping it by name, but

net view \\storage1

gives System error 53 has occurred.

and net view \\IPAddress fails in the same way.

Troubleshooting guide from MS help said that "the remote computer might not be running the File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks service." But it is not true. I can connect to this share from another computer in the same network.

ipconfig /all showed Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed

I changed it to Broadcast with no success.

The firewall is disabled.

What should I do to troubleshoot this problem?

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Are both XP machines running the same versions and patch level? Do both XP machines have the same usernames? – user3463 Nov 30 '11 at 23:09
Path levels and versions are the same. But probably OS configuration differs. And I have to use different username from local OS user name. This username is defined on smb server. – zacheusz Dec 1 '11 at 11:04

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