By changing the workgroup of Windows XP Home, then it is possible to get access to domain shares.
Enable caching of desktop.ini can improve the speed of browsing custom folders on remote computers.
Windows Professional / Home edition includes limitation for not handling more than 10 SMB connections.
The lookup cache for network files makes it faster to reopen a file placed on a remote share.
Opportunistic locking delivers good network performance but older implementations can lead to data loss.
Sharing violations on files placed on network shares are retried while they block immediately with local files.
Windows Explorer will automatically request extended file information when trying to open a file on a network share.
Windows Explorer sends a Change Notification request to the remote server when mapping a network share.
How to configure the password encryption level for better security.
The different password encryption algorithms available in the Microsoft Network.
How the security features in SMB signing can protect the network.
The network crawler will automatically create shortcuts to the network shares and printers found on the netwok in My Network Places.
How the IPC$ share makes it possible for clients to access shares on the server.
The use of the master browser in the microsoft network, and how it is elected.
Activating the insecure guest account for easy file sharing.
Windows creates by default a network shares for each drive letter, which is used for administrative tasks.
How to configure the way Microsoft Windows participates in the master browser election.
How to configure the computer not to announce itself on the Microsoft Network.
Prepare the file servers to handle a higher loads and allow the clients to make more requests.
Increasing the request buffer size can improve file sharing performance on high latency networks.
Hiding a file-share by changing the name.