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Windows 7: Disable Workgroup Password


20 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Disable Workgroup Password

I have several PCs networked together using a workgroup. All of the PCs are running Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate. (Please note: itís a workgroup, not a homegroup.) Itís setup so that any of the PCs can access the other PCs. Everything is working fine.

When I first set up this network I had to put all of the PCs in the same Workgroup and give each PC the name and password for each of the other PCs.

I am about to give away one of the PCs and I want to disable its ability to connect to the remaining PCs. I have deleted everything I can think of deleting but the PC Iím giving away is still able to see all of the others and connect to them. How do I disable that?

Thanks
Peter


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20 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Just change the name of the workgroup on the computer you're giving away.
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20 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Bill:

Thanks for the suggestion but the person I'm giving the PC to is smart enough to change the workgroup name back.

Obviously this PC has stored the password for each of the other PCs. How do I delete them?

Thanks.
Peter
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20 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pmokover View Post
Bill:

Thanks for the suggestion but the person I'm giving the PC to is smart enough to change the workgroup name back.

Obviously this PC has stored the password for each of the other PCs. How do I delete them?

Thanks.
Peter
To access your workgroup, that person would have to be on your wired/wireless network. How will he do that unless he lives in the same house and uses the same network and knows the ip settings?

Second, how will he know the workgroup name unless you tell him? Even after that he'll need to know the login and passwords for your other computers to access them. How will he know those?

For cached passwords, try clicking on Start button, then in the Run box type:

control keymgr.dll

Hit Enter. This'll bring up the credentials manager.

Alternatively, just change your password. BTW, if you're paranoid, format and reinstall Windows 7. How do you know he's not going to try recover deleted files with recuva or something?
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20 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Bill:

I understand all of your points. Let me modify my question:

The PC I'm giving away has stored the passwords of all of the other PCs. How do I remove the passwords of the other PCs from this PC?

Thanks.
Peter
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20 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

As I said in my earlier post. I know of no other way.
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20 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Delete the entire user account and create a new one... that outta fix it!

Honestly though, if giving away... Id format and perform a clean install instead of deleting files. A smart person can get deleted files back... even if yo emptied recycle bin!
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20 Sep 2011   #8

Win7 Ult. 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pmokover View Post
When I first set up this network I had to put all of the PCs in the same Workgroup and give each PC the name and password for each of the other PCs.
How about Start/Run/"control userpasswords2" on the giveaway machine?
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