I have a simple network that consists of a Windows 2003 Server connected to a number of Windows XP Home machines. I do not have a domain setup, so the computers are connected to the same workgroup.
I share a number of resources on the Windows 2003 Server (files and printers). I add an account for each user on the 2003 machine. The accounts have the same username and password that the users use to log in to the Windows XP machines.
This approach seems to work quite well. The users can log in to Windows XP Home and they then have access to the 2003 shares and printers without having to provide their credentials again. I believe this is called pass-through authentication.
However, I have one account on one of the Windows XP Home machines that the pass-through authentication method does not work, and I cannot determine why.
When I create a new account on the XP Home machine and a corresponding account on the Windows 2003 machine, the pass through works. So I know it's not something global to the machine.
I have tried making the XP Home account an 'Administrator' account but that does not work.
I have checked that the XP Home username/password matches the one on the 2003 machine.
So what else am I missing?