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Windows 7: Unable to connect to 2000 machine

04 Oct 2010   #1

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Unable to connect to 2000 machine

Hey everyone,

I have a Win7 machine that I need to be able to connect to a win2000 machine. Basically if I type into My Computer, \\Servername, I am challenged for a username and password. This is fine but when entering the correct authentication details it keeps coming back to the log in screen.
I did the same thing on a Vista machine, was prompted for username and password, put in the same username and password and got in.
Is there some security option in Win7 I need to tweak?



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04 Oct 2010   #2

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Found the answer.
If anyone has the same issue follow these instructions.

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