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Windows 7: Same username and password on both w7 pc's not working!

07 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Same username and password on both w7 pc's not working!

Hi.

In XP you could have 2 PC's both logged onto each with the same username and password and access resources on each no problems. With Windows 7 I am getting a username and password prompt when I should not require it.

I have some recollection of a registry entry that allows this, something about a token or something. Could someone recall it and send it to me?


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07 Jan 2010   #2

 

domain environment?
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07 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
domain environment?
Nope workgroup.
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07 Jan 2010   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

The first time you connect to another machine, eg through drives mappings, you will need to be authenticated. Subsequent attempts might not be neccessary.
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07 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

What I am saying is that I have a username tim with password Passw0rd on both computers. I *am* using the right username and password, but it won't accept it. With XP, if the pc trying to connect to the destination PC was logged on using a valid matching username and password as an account on the destination PC, authentication occurred without issue.

With Windows 7, No matter what U/N I use, it won't allow me to connect.
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07 Jan 2010   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Have you tired adding in the username into the permission/security tab?
Is your Homegroup's advance setting for file and printer sharing turned ON?
And the other i can think of is the machine's setting of allow others to connect to it.

I'm no xp right now so i cannot be precise in my wording.
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07 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

AEM, no offense but I think you are on the wrong track here. There is already a username and password with the appropriate rights. There is a behaviour difference between xp and 7 and as such a setting needs to be changed. My recollection was it was a registry key to do with security tokens.
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07 Jan 2010   #8
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I was going by the prompt for username and password. I never have issues connecting between machines ever! if it askes for a password, i entered it and i'm in. Have never used any registry tweaks.
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07 Jan 2010   #9

 

yeah, i'm not sure of any registry "tweeks" that would do this... especially on xp.

sounds like simple file sharing or that one of the machines is not on the "home" profile.
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07 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

No the reg tweaks would be done on Windows 7. This is a problem with auth between 2 Windows 7 PC's. I was saying that in XP it worked like x, and Windows 7 like Y. I apologize if I was unclear.
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