I should have guessed I would get at least one of those comments pike! Unfortunately the XP is here to stay for a while longer. It runs some free software that is still better than the best current alternatives. (Its in a VM at least! - nicely contained and only used as required).
Have tried to connect via IP but no more success. The XP box seems to be resolving OK - I can browse to the NS shares and/or use the ip address to get to the machine and it sees the available shares. And since NS server is logging the attempt, it would seem that my attempted access is being seen by NS.
The XP box used to connect to a different computer with the same IP address and same username (the nethserver’s predecessor). The only thing I could think of is that the XP box is somehow holding the old credentials (ie password) and using those rather than the new ones. But I tried to access the shares with a newly created account on NS from XP but that didn’t work either.
Just confirming though should I be using DOMAIN\username, or NETBIOSNAME\username
And is username FQN??
What I have been using works on Windows 10, but not on XP. Maybe there’s some difference??