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Windows 7: Win7 Pro - Public Share asking for Username and Password


08 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Win7 Pro - Public Share asking for Username and Password

I am a newbie on here and this is my first post so please hang in there with me.

We moved our offices from one location to another over the weekend. New ISP but everything else is the same. Have a peer-to-peer network with one pc (Windows 7 Professional) acting as the file server. Everyone now has access to internet and we can all "see" each other. For some reason now when we want to connect to Public Folders on our "file server" it is asking for login credentials such as username and password. I have it set to not require a password since we have a mixed environment. It has always worked in the past and I am not sure why it would be requiring that now. I had read somewhere to try and setup an admin username and password that was the same for both computers. I tried that and it was still unsuccessful (Although I still have it set to not require a password).

I would appreciate any help you can come up with. Thanks!

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08 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi there and welcome to SF...

about your problem, this should help you: Sharing and Permission

and also this : How to Create a Homegroup in Windows 7
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08 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Timbog, thank you for your quick response. I already have "everyone" setup and with full access. I double checked that last night. I don't want to use Homegroup since I am in a mixed environment and it doesn't play nice with people that have a different O/S. No matter what O/S I have tried to use to connect to the "file server" it requires a username and password. I thought maybe it was a firewall issue even but I created a public share on another computer on the network and I can see and browse her computer just fine. Very puzzling...
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08 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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08 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

My settings are as follows:

Network Discovery - ON
File and Print Sharing - ON
Turn on sharing so that everyone - ON
Use 128-Bit
Password Protection - OFF
Allow Windows to manage...
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08 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by quitclicking View Post
I am a newbie on here and this is my first post so please hang in there with me.

We moved our offices from one location to another over the weekend. New ISP but everything else is the same. Have a peer-to-peer network with one pc (Windows 7 Professional) acting as the file server. Everyone now has access to internet and we can all "see" each other. For some reason now when we want to connect to Public Folders on our "file server" it is asking for login credentials such as username and password. I have it set to not require a password since we have a mixed environment. It has always worked in the past and I am not sure why it would be requiring that now. I had read somewhere to try and setup an admin username and password that was the same for both computers. I tried that and it was still unsuccessful (Although I still have it set to not require a password).

I would appreciate any help you can come up with. Thanks!
Usually this problem is caused by not having the time/date settings correct on the server or one of the networked machines.
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08 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Usually this problem is caused by not having the time/date settings correct on the server or one of the networked machines.
I already verified date/time on all computers. Thanks though...
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