Many thanks for your reply. I have tried what you said, but still didn't work. A teck from Apple enterprise support said that Windows XP would not connect to Mavericks - Of course I don't believe this, for I am able to map and connect a drive from Windows XP to any Mac mini server shared folder as the local admin of the Mac mini server. Had Windows XP not been able connect to Mavericks, then no network user would've been able to map a drive. Two things I will do: 1- I will test a mapping connection from Windows 7/8 to my OS X Server 2- I will install a fresh OS X Server installation. I am suspecting that the upgrade from Lion to mavericks I made has issues. Either way, I will post an update. - Thanks again.
@ SilverSkyRat: Permission were all correct, but no connection login as a network user. Thank you for your input
@ BDAqua: You are right. Thank you also
I received the this link from Apple regarding my connectivity issue: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4945?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
However, I found a simple solution to over come my problem: here is how I did it:
1- I created a Network user jsmith using Server App with password as "password"
2- Then went to System Preferences\Users & Groups\ and create a standard user account as jsmith with the same password as "password"
Then I was able to map my network drive that resides on the Mac mini server to a Windows XP machine. Both password of jsmith has to be the same in order for the mapping to take place.
This solution resolved my connectivity issue. However, there is one thing I do not like about it:
1- I have to make sure that when a user changes his/her network password, I have to change his/her password at the server...it is double the work
2- Everytime I create a Network User Account, I have to create the same account on the local server with the same password.
Thnak you All for your input