Thank you for clarifying that I cannot change the name of the administrator. This and your other advice on users leads me think that I should explain my problem, because I may be asking the wrong question.
OS is Vista Home 64. I set the drive up using WD discovery in automatic mode, and it established the public shares. (pre-Vista) I always thought public meant naturally public to all users. As I said I do all my work in a named account not the Admin account. This named account has full admin privileges in Windows. I am reluctant to change all this to a different user, and don’t understand how this might help.
When I log into my PC admin account, which has the same name and password as the MBWE admin the public folders on the NAS are immediately mapped and available.
When I log into my PC named user account, which clearly has a different name and password to the MBWE the public folders on the NAS are immediately mapped and visible, but are not available. When I try to access them for any reason I am prompted for the MBWE user and password (i.e. Admin etc). It wont let me quote the named user and password, even though I have shared folders on the drive…
I can clearly cope, but it is messy and I don’t understand what is going on - neither of which I like. Its probably a Vista thing and I can’t work it out, hence my thought about changing the admin name on the NAS.
Can you advise anything to try?
Mike C .