Windows XP and Windows Server 2008 File Sharing Issues

I experienced an issue with a file share on Windows Server 2008 not prompting for login from a Windows XP client. Instead, it simply gave an access denied error. Neither device was on a domain. The firewall appeared to be configured properly, and when guest logins were allowed the client successfully gained access.

In order to work around this issue I found the following work around:

1 – Use “net use” commands to delete the open sessions from the client (“net use” and “net use /delete”)

2 – Use the credential manager to add stored credentials for the resource (Start > Run > “rundll32.exe keymgr.dll,KRShowKeyMgr”)

Feel free to pass on any hints about this in the comments section.