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Windows 7: Accessing machines from the network tree,

26 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Accessing machines from the network tree,

Accessing machines from the network tree,


Two different messages might be obtained when trying to accesses machines from the network tree as shown in the attached screenshots


Which settings provided screenshot 1 (attached)?

Which settings provided screenshot 2 (attached)?

Thank you for the help,

Best

Jamal



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Accessing machines from the network tree,-clip_24.jpg   Accessing machines from the network tree,-22.png  
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26 Jan 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Either you have password protected sharing turned on or the folder you are trying to access doesn't have sharing enabled. You can turn off password protected sharing in the Network and Sharing Center.

To allow access to all folders in the Users folder, It's best to go into the properties of the C:>Users folder and click on the sharing tab then Advanced sharing button, then click on Permissions, then set to read or write "Everyone" access level and apply.
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27 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Either you have password protected sharing turned on or the folder you are trying to access doesn't have sharing enabled. You can turn off password protected sharing in the Network and Sharing Center.

To allow access to all folders in the Users folder, It's best to go into the properties of the C:>Users folder and click on the sharing tab then Advanced sharing button, then click on Permissions, then set to read or write "Everyone" access level and apply.
Many thanks chev65 for the help,

My issue here is that I need to adjust my settings such that I obtain the message shown in the first screenshot but not the second or the third (attached).

Which settings do I need to adjust to achieve this?

Best

Jamal


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Accessing machines from the network tree,-3.png   Accessing machines from the network tree,-2.png   Accessing machines from the network tree,-1.png  
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27 Jan 2013   #4

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Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You will get the password prompt if you enable password protected sharing in the Network and Sharing Center.

The password prompt will sometimes show up if the files aren't shared, to enable sharing for all files residing in the C:Users folder you will need to right click the C:Users folder, and choose properties, then advanced sharing, add the check mark to share the Users folder, click on permissions button>put check marks for access as required and hit apply OK etc.
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27 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
You will get the password prompt if you enable password protected sharing in the Network and Sharing Center.

The password prompt will sometimes show up if the files aren't shared, to enable sharing for all files residing in the C:Users folder you will need to right click the C:Users folder, and choose properties, then advanced sharing, add the check mark to share the Users folder, click on permissions button>put check marks for access as required and hit apply OK etc.
Many thanks for the prompt answer,

Despite the fact that this option is set enable, this message doesn’t come up! Instead screenshot 2 and 3 are displayed (attached in the previous post).

What other options do I need to set?

Best

Jamal


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Accessing machines from the network tree,-clip_42.jpg  
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27 Jan 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jamal NUMAN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
You will get the password prompt if you enable password protected sharing in the Network and Sharing Center.

The password prompt will sometimes show up if the files aren't shared, to enable sharing for all files residing in the C:Users folder you will need to right click the C:Users folder, and choose properties, then advanced sharing, add the check mark to share the Users folder, click on permissions button>put check marks for access as required and hit apply OK etc.
Many thanks for the prompt answer,

Despite the fact that this option is set enable, this message doesn’t come up! Instead screenshot 2 and 3 are displayed (attached in the previous post).

What other options do I need to set?



Best

Jamal
That is the problem with password protected sharing, once you type in the credentials Windows tends to remember them so the prompt doesn't come up the next time.

There may be a way to override this behavior by using the group policy editor.
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27 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jamal NUMAN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
You will get the password prompt if you enable password protected sharing in the Network and Sharing Center.

The password prompt will sometimes show up if the files aren't shared, to enable sharing for all files residing in the C:Users folder you will need to right click the C:Users folder, and choose properties, then advanced sharing, add the check mark to share the Users folder, click on permissions button>put check marks for access as required and hit apply OK etc.
Many thanks for the prompt answer,

Despite the fact that this option is set enable, this message doesn’t come up! Instead screenshot 2 and 3 are displayed (attached in the previous post).

What other options do I need to set?



Best

Jamal
That is the problem with password protected sharing, once you type in the credentials Windows tends to remember them so the prompt doesn't come up the next time.

There may be a way to override this behavior by using the group policy editor.
thank you

could you please elaborate abit more regarding the "group policy editor"? and how to force the system to display the "enter network password"?

best

Jamal
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