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Windows 7: Sharing account error

14 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Eternity 64bit
Sharing account error

hi i get this error when i am trying to access shared files from my laptop.
my pc which has the files is running Ultimate
my laptop which is trying to access the files is running Home Premium

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14 Jan 2011   #2


home doesn't play well with others... in the security tab on the drive or folder you are trying to access, put the "Everyone" group in the control list and set it to modify or (full control is you trust user)
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14 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Eternity 64bit

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14 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Some general questions:

1. Have you set up file and printer sharing correctly?
2. What system security software do you have installed (third party firewall, etc)?
3. Are you using a homegroup or a workgroup?
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15 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Eternity 64bit

1. all set up perfectly
3. symantec
3. workgroup because homegroup dosent work

Also i would just like to add that i have fixed it by following these steps:

Open Local Group Policy Editor by typing gpedit.msc in Start Search box and hit Enter.
Navigate to Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options branch.
Locate and double click on Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only option.
Select the radio button for Disabled to allow user account with blank (or no password) for remote login.

Click OK.
For user on system without Local Group Policy Editor, follow the Registry Editor alternative:

Run Registry Editor (RegEdit).
Navigate to the following registry key:

Double click on LimitBlankPasswordUse registry value name, and set its value data from 1 to 0.
Close Registry Editor.

(SOURCE:Fix Logon Failure: User Account Restriction Error (IIS or Remote Desktop) My Digital Life )
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Ahh yes, the blank password issue. Unfortunately I forgot to ask if you were not using passwords - as this will always cause your error message to appear.
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