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Windows 7: Why are credentials not accepted via dialog?

16 Mar 2010   #11

XP, 7, 8,

I think ultraplanet may be on the right track. If you log into both machines and open a command window type in 'SET' [enter], it will show you the actual name of the current user account. When dealing with laptop user's in our organization with permissions issues in a workgroup configuration, I'll use the 'SET' command to verify the credentials before I explore further. In most cases, 'username' will match the one you see at a Windows Login, but if the user account has ever been renamed, Windows will reflect the new name, but all the permissions will remain associated with the original username no matter how many times the account is renamed. The only way I know of to reveal the username that Windows security associates permissions with, is by using 'SET' in a command window.

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17 Mar 2010   #12

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
I went to my x64 machine, navigated to the x86 machine though the network, saw the share, and had immediate access. I did this again, this time with a folder on the C drive, and immediately had success.
I think the issue here is a bug rather than a fault in the setup.

For my own setup - I had it all humming away nicely for quite a few months - used it in the morning to access a movie on the share (Movie is stored on a desktop PC - wanted to watch it in bed on my laptop)......went to work......came home and was prompted for a password when I went to finish watching the same movie.

No passwords or accounts had changed - nor had the share changed.

I went to the other computer and checked the user account - its still there, still got the same username it did before. I reset the password just to make sure and did the same on the PC I was trying to watch the movie on.....I also checked to make sure the account wasn't locked out or anything so simple. It all "looks" like it should work fine.

It just doesn't

This is not the first time this has happened to me either. Last time I had to go through the motions of deleting the user account on the laptop and then creating the account again before it would work - this time I am being stubborn and trying to figure out why its happening rather than just dumping the account and starting again.
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17 Mar 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I wonder if disabling the guest account and also choosing "user user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers" in the advanced sharing options will make a difference.
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18 Mar 2010   #14

Windows 7
Found my fix....

Ok - well I have found the issue on my own setup. I am not sure which particular step fixed my own problem as I kinda did it all at once and don't have the patience to go back through and change them back 1 by 1 to see which fixed it.

1. Change the time/date on one machine to match as close as you can get it to the time on the other.

2. Remove the password on the account for the machine on which the share is stored on.

3. Reboot.

4. Set the password on the machine again to match the original password.

5. Map the share using ip address rather than machine name.

Personally I have a sneaky suspicion that it was the time / date thing but as I said I can't be bothered to put it all back the way it was.
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18 Mar 2010   #15

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SandersOnSite View Post
5. Map the share using ip address rather than machine name.
I've also found if you are having problems mapping by machine name in a workgroup environment using a standard kind of home router it is helpful to "Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP" on the WINS tab under advanced TCP/IP settings. This is not the Default setting. Needs to be done on all the machines in the workgroup.
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