I can connect to a network drive using Windows XP home edition fine.
But I have to enter a password after each reboot.
However, there is a nifty "Remember Password" option in XP Pro.
Now where did the little checkbox go in XP home?
Apparently M$ didn't include the ability to save network passwords on Windows XP Home edition. They want me to buy XP Pro version so I can save my passwords.
And oh, the official explanation given by M$ is "XP home lacks security features for retained passwords" - therefore they chucked out the "remember password" button altogether.
Great way to build a home OS!