Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: password box does not let me access server

18 Jul 2010   #1
saukvet

windows 7
 
 
password box does not let me access server

Help! I have a small business with a network of 7 pc's using Windows XP. Replaced an old laptop with a new one with Windows 7 and am having similar problems to others who have asked about how to get rid of the windows security box that pops up when trying to access the network. My problem is a little different. I can see the network machines on the Windows 7 laptop and I can go into one of the other machine's documents on the Windows 7 laptop, but the password box comes up when I click on the Netmax server icon in the the network. The business' shared data file is on the Netmax server, so the new computer is useless to me if it cannot access that data file. I have searched through Windows 7 forum for anything that could help and tried almost everything that was suggested to get rid of the user/password box. Password protection is off in the Windows 7 network sharing. This is not a windows7/XP network issue since I can get into the XP files of the other computers. It is a Windows 7/server issue. I only have one user name and password for that server and I have tried it over and over in the box. I have tried everycombination of user names and passwords suggested in the forums, from "administrator" to "admin" to my XP user name and password. Nothing works. Anyone have Ideas?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
18 Jul 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saukvet View Post
Help! I have a small business with a network of 7 pc's using Windows XP. Replaced an old laptop with a new one with Windows 7 and am having similar problems to others who have asked about how to get rid of the windows security box that pops up when trying to access the network. My problem is a little different. I can see the network machines on the Windows 7 laptop and I can go into one of the other machine's documents on the Windows 7 laptop, but the password box comes up when I click on the Netmax server icon in the the network. The business' shared data file is on the Netmax server, so the new computer is useless to me if it cannot access that data file. I have searched through Windows 7 forum for anything that could help and tried almost everything that was suggested to get rid of the user/password box. Password protection is off in the Windows 7 network sharing. This is not a windows7/XP network issue since I can get into the XP files of the other computers. It is a Windows 7/server issue. I only have one user name and password for that server and I have tried it over and over in the box. I have tried everycombination of user names and passwords suggested in the forums, from "administrator" to "admin" to my XP user name and password. Nothing works. Anyone have Ideas?
Are you using "homegroup" or "workgroup" for networking the win 7 machine?

Ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2010   #3
saukvet

windows 7
 
 

I am using workgroup, since homegroup only works between Windows 7 computers. All the Xp pro computers are titled "workgroup" for the network purposes. I have gone into the Netmax server (it is a web based one) and it is set for allowing all machines on the network to access the server. Likewise, for the data file on the server.

When I did diagnostics for network problems within Windows 7, it told me I did not have permission to access the files on the server.

I can see the new computer in the Windows XP pro machine's network, and can go into the new computer's documents from the XP pro machine. I can see the other computers in the network on the Windows 7 computer and went into the documents on one of the XP pro computers from the new one and I was able to delete a file on that XP pro computer.

So the network seems to be working fine between the Windows 7 and XP pro computers, EXCEPT for my being able to access the server where our shared data file is. Server is Netmax, set up in 2006. Have set up other new computers in the last few years (all XP pro) and have never had any problems accessing the server on the network.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 password box does not let me access server




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Password server failed boot
I have a Lenovo laptop with Windows 7 Home premium 32-bit. When it comes up to the password screen any password entered returns the message 'password server failed boot'. It is not possible to get past this error. Is the drive bad? Is there something that can be done to get around the...
General Discussion
Windows 7 unable to Access file server on Windows Server 2000
Hello, I have a problem to access file server on Windows Server 2000 from a Windows 7 PC. For your information, due to some reasons, both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2000 are in different domain. I have tried all suggested solutions which are : i. to unchecked both attributes in 'Network...
Network & Sharing
Trouble resetting password in Windows Mail to new server password
Hi, I recently suffered a trojan virus attach and ultimately have changed my password on my email server. I have tried to reset it to the new password in Windows mail multiple times. It keeps reverting to the old password as the saved password, and I continually have to retype in the new...
Browsers & Mail
Connecting to a password protected share on my ReadyNas server NV+
Hey there good people... I recently upgraded from windows XP to 7. The problem is I can no longer connect to my shares on the server. Windows prompts me for a username and password and once I input this info, the same prompt shows up again. I have realised the domain it uses in the prompt (for...
Network & Sharing
Server requires user name and password
I just purchased a new Dell with Windows 7 - Internet Explorer 9 and have transferred the Microsoft Expressions Webs that I had under my old Dell Win XP. When I try to publish websites with the Windows 7 version I receive a Windows Security pop up with the message Warning the server is...
General Discussion
Server requesting username and password
Hi All I'm new to the forum and have a problem I can't solve. I cannot access my router and network printer device webpage. I used to be able to in Windows 7 (ultimate 64 bit) but now when I try to access my router webpage I receive a Windows Security pop up: "This server is requesting your...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:59.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App