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Windows 7: not getting a login prompt for win7 file share on xp laptop.

20 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
not getting a login prompt for win7 file share on xp laptop.

i have set up a folder for file sharing on my windows 7 Home premium PC so i can access it one my laptop running windows XP Pro.

when i try to access the Windows 7 shared folder from XP i don't get a login prompt and can access the folder with Read/Write access.

i have Windows 7 set to require a password and if i try to access the same folder from a vista PC i get a log in prompt like i expect but not on XP

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21 Sep 2011   #2

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

On your XP PC are you clicking 'My Network Places' ?
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23 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

yes i am clicking my network places the view workgroup computers.

whats strange is a few hours later i suddenly started getting the prompt for no apparent reason.

even though things are working now does any one have any idea as to why the prompt wasn't showing up before?
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23 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Your credentials were probably cached, so you wouldn't get a prompt until the cache was cleared. There's a local security policy you can change that will prevent password caching.
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24 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Your credentials were probably cached, so you wouldn't get a prompt until the cache was cleared. There's a local security policy you can change that will prevent password caching.
thanks for the info. since Home premium doesn't allow local policy editing is there a way to clear the cache manually?
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25 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Nope, but you can do a little trick that will make Windows automatically enter a wrong password, which will then force a dialog so you can enter the correct password.

Disable network password cache Windows 7 Home Premium
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25 Sep 2011   #7

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Using this method, worked for me.

File Sharing Set Up.pdf


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25 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Using this method, worked for me.

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Although a good guide for sharing in general, it doesn't really address the question of caching network passwords, and how to prevent that from happening on a Home Premium installation (as it doesn't have the ability to edit local security policies).
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25 Sep 2011   #9

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

You can have it set to stop auto connection.

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25 Sep 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, that's true, but it doesn't stop the caching issue. If you connect to the share, it won't ask for a password if it's been cached.
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