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Stu
10-17-2008, 07:37 AM
I have recently started some work for a small business that runs a small XP Home-based network. They don't use it for anything fancy, just simple file sharing.

They have asked me to set up a backup schedule where each network machine backs up to a dedicated backup server, also running XP Home, every night.

I am attempting to set this up using Cobian backup on the backup server, but in order to backup the users' My Docs etc, I need access to their C:/ drives across the network. I have done this plenty of times using the UNC syntax in XP Pro networks where it works a treat, but for some reason on this network it refuses to work at all.

Any ideas why?

I have each machine and backup server set with the same admin account and password, same workgroup, file sharing enabled. Still no joy. Is this a limitation of XP Home?

geekhelp4u
10-17-2008, 05:08 PM
have you tried to set up a network drive to do it?

net use r: \\server\share /user:username password

tkrabec
10-23-2008, 02:11 PM
You may need to use the IP instead of the name in the unc, if DNS and other name goodies are not running locally
ie
\\mycomputer\c
use
\\192.168.1.51\c

it may work