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Windows 7: "Enter Network Password" Windows Security error.

24 Nov 2011   #1
hipwelljo

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
"Enter Network Password" Windows Security error.



I am on my Laptop trying to connect to my iMac. It does show up under Network, but when I click it, I get this error. I typed in my Laptop username and password, but it rejects it.

What can I do?

Thank you.


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24 Nov 2011   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

Go to your mac and setup your advanced sharing, set it to no password and share the folders you want to access.
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24 Nov 2011   #3
hipwelljo

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
Go to your mac and setup your advanced sharing, set it to no password and share the folders you want to access.
Thanks for the quick reply! Do you have more elaborate instructions?

I have followed these instructions exactly, but I typed in the name and password for the Mac and it didn't work.
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24 Nov 2011   #4
DMHolt57

 
 

I don't use a Mac so I can't really be more specific, but turning off password sharing makes it easier to share files on your home network.
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24 Nov 2011   #5
hipwelljo

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I didn't see an option to turn it off. But when that dialog box pops up, isn't the domain supposed to say IMAC instead of LAPTOP? Because it wants the password for the iMac account, not my Laptop's. Correct?
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25 Nov 2011   #6
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello,

Thats the computer name, and yes it does want to say IMAC if that is the name of the Mac PC.

Another way to get round it would be to create a new user on the MAC PC with an identical username and password. This wouldnt then show a login prompt - At least thats how it works on Windows...


Dave
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25 Nov 2011   #7
hipwelljo

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Ok. So how do I get the domain name to change to IMAC if that's what it is looking for?
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27 Nov 2011   #8
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It will be looking for the computer name. Just click the other user account button and type in the full name. I.e. IMAC\User

Dave
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19 Feb 2012   #9
MPC1710

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Did this ever get resolved? I have exactly the same problem and didn't really understand the solutions suggested here.
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11 Jul 2012   #10
bobcarp

windows 7 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MPC1710 View Post
Did this ever get resolved? I have exactly the same problem and didn't really understand the solutions suggested here.
I am also having this problem ........have for some time .........did anyone get this solved ?
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