Yeah, unfortunately, there isn't another way to get around this, AFAIK.
Quote: Originally Posted by RedBirdDad
Quote: Originally Posted by jonmitch
OK - apologies for being clueless. 2 things working against me.
1) I have dynamic IP on the main home pc - and was using an old IP address.
2) the "C$" shortcut that worked on XP to give me access to the whole drive does not work.
Apart from that, I have successfully managed to connect to one of my shares.
Now to set static IP on the main home PCs & Macs .....
Thanks for the help so far, and I will report back on how well this goes.
You may still be able to use the \\PCName. If you share the drive on the XP machine give it a share name. Then use the \\PCName\sharename instead of the C$.
Yeah, I think we addressed this earlier. Because he's part of a domain, Windows will append the domain to the PCNAME every time, which is why it won't work. While you can turn it off, it will screw with his day at work. Or his admin can simply override his changes as soon as he logs in at work.