Backups over Network

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Zach, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. Zach

    Zach Guest

    When running the Vista Backups wizard, I select "Network" for the destination
    of the backups, I select the target folder (XP PC's shared folder), I get
    prompted for user ID and pswd and enter both (formatted user ID as
    XPCOMPUTERNAME\USER ID). I get message back "No mapping between account
    names and security IDs was done (0x80070534)". However, I have no problem
    just copying files using Windows Explorer from the same Vista PC to the same
    XP PC.

    Any ideas ?
    Zach, Dec 9, 2007
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  2. Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Dec 10, 2007
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  3. Zach

    Zach Guest

    The user ID I am using is an administrator ID !
    This post implies that there is a pswd needed for the Guest account. By
    definiton, a XP Guest account does not need a pswd so I don't know what the
    note is suggesting. However, I tried it anyway with user ID:
    XPCOMPUTERNAME\guest and used "guest" for pswd (did not know what else to
    use), got following message:

    "You need full control Permissions for the network share. Make the usert a
    co-owner of the share, with Full Control. The network share cannot be on a
    computer running Windows XP Home (0x8100002A)"

    The XP PC runs XP Professional and I don't have WD NET-CENTER. Would
    appreciate a follow-up....thx
    Zach, Dec 10, 2007
  4. Jeffrey Randow, Dec 11, 2007
  5. Zach

    Zach Guest

    You're right, this is not an answer; it's a new job for me going through all
    that !

    What of curiosity, what do people typically do to be able to do backups to a
    network resource if a person cannot dedicate time to solving Vista problems backup/restore software ? I would love to know.
    Zach, Dec 11, 2007
  6. Zach

    Bob Willard Guest

    Vista won't backup to a XP HE PC, *or* (apparently) to a XP PRO PC which
    uses simple file sharing.
    Bob Willard, Dec 11, 2007
  7. Zach

    Zach Guest


    Many thanks....this is the answer. It worked just fine when I unchecked
    Simple File Sharing and set the sharing options to Full Control on the target
    XP folder.....though I still had to enter a valid XP User Account Name and
    Be well.
    Zach, Dec 12, 2007
  8. I don't use the backup software in Vista...

    I have an external drive and have a robocopy script that backups all
    changed files...

    With that, I have a file-level mirror of my content...
    Jeffrey Randow, Dec 12, 2007
  9. Also I posted that thread since many users there had the same issue
    that you were describing and there were at least 10 different
    workarounds that may or may not work, depending on your particular
    Jeffrey Randow, Dec 12, 2007
  10. Zach

    Zach Guest

    Jeff....I am guessing you have not seen my reply to Bob Willard further
    down....the problem was Simple File Sharing....thanks again.
    Zach, Dec 12, 2007
  11. Zach

    cafeolai Guest

    Well, thanks to Zach, my problem is now fixed.. backup Vista on USB
    external drive attached to an XP Professional machine..
    solution : untick the Simple File Sharing !!
    'How to configure file sharing in Windows XP'

    Cheers Zack !!
    cafeolai, Feb 17, 2010
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