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Windows 7: Unable to log in to Server 2000 machine from W7

13 Jan 2010   #1
mclaughlintp

Win 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Unable to log in to Server 2000 machine from W7

I have a Win 2000 machine thats in "WORKGROUP". I can't connect from my new Windows 7 Professional (32bit). I can see the machine, it ask's for my username and password but I keep getting the response "login failure: unknown username or bad password" I can log in to the Win 2000 machine from an XP machine using the username and password.

I have gone into "Manage Network Passwords" and added the Win2000 machine name and username (M5\tim) as well as the password but that has made no difference.

Any suggestions?


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13 Jan 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

This thread at TechNet seems to relate to your problem. It mentioned something about you need to set the password the same as the Administrator's password of the Windows 2000 system. And also you need to change the NTLM authentication level in Windows 7.

Read it here> Can't connect Windows 7 Pro to Windows 2000 server Domain.
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13 Jan 2010   #3
surfasb

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
This thread at TechNet seems to relate to your problem. It mentioned something about you need to set the password the same as the Administrator's password of the Windows 2000 system. And also you need to change the NTLM authentication level in Windows 7.

Read it here> Can't connect Windows 7 Pro to Windows 2000 server Domain.
I'll bet money this is the case. It's even a test question if you try to upgrade to a MCTS.
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13 Jan 2010   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Best answer I could find for this problem so I sure hope it works.
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14 Jan 2010   #5
mclaughlintp

Win 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
It Works

To All,

That thread was the answer. It came down to the LM and NTLM settings in both machines.

Thanks to all
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14 Jan 2010   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I'm glad that link I posted helped you out.
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