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Windows 7: Why are credentials not accepted via dialog?

12 Mar 2010   #1
mmo

2x Windows 7
 
 
Why are credentials not accepted via dialog?

One thing about Windows Networking that annoys me without end and since years (i.e. since XP via Vista and now Win7) is, that whenever I try to access a share on one of my other systems and I am prompted to enter my credentials then this never works. I always have to fire up a command line and issue "net use <pwd> /user:<domain>\<user>" and then I need to click the shortcut to that share again.

If I enter the very same info, namely <domain>\<user> and <pwd> directly into the "Enter Network Password" dialog that pops up, when I click my local shortcut to that share, this NEVER works.

Why is that so? What can one possibly do, to make that dialog accept the (domain\)uid and pwd directly?

Michael


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12 Mar 2010   #2
ultraplanet

Windows 7
 
 

I don't have an answer why it doesn't work but... If you put your user account on the other machine and give it permissions to the share you wont have to enter anything at all.
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14 Mar 2010   #3
mmo

2x Windows 7
 
 

Not true! I *have* the same account (I guess you mean username) on both machines and both accounts use the same password, but that's obviously not sufficient to obtain automatic access.

As I said, on systemA, the only way to obtain access to a share on systemB is to issue a
net use <commonpwd> /user:<systemB>\mmo
to obtain access.

In a dialog that pops up when clicking a link pointing e.g. to
\\systemB\somesharename
I can enter whatever I want, like:
uid: mmo
pwd: <commonpwd>
or
uid: systemB\mmo
pwd: <commonpwd>
or
uid: systemA\mmo
pwd: <commonpwd>
but NONE of these will be accepted!

Michael
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14 Mar 2010   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I've never had problems sharing when a workgroup is properly configured. First - in XP, have you disabled simple file sharing? Second - how have you configured your workgroup? Third - do you have any firewall apps running?
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14 Mar 2010   #5
SandersOnSite

Windows 7
 
 

I also have this same problem and I haven't yet tested a solution I just found on another network.....

But I figured I would post it here "just in case" it works (since if it works I probably wont get a chance to come back here and let you know.....)

I read somewhere that by mapping it while elevated will make it work even if the account your using to map the share is already an administrator....

Not sure if this will work but I am going to give it a go later and see.


Oh and just to confirm for anyone else reading this.....
1. Previously mapping this share worked fine.
2. The same account exists on both machines
3. I have reset the password on both machines so they definitely match.
4. Other PCs can access this share (ie my Vista laptop has no issues) using the same username.


I have had this problem before and the only way I have found to "fix" it was to delete the account on the machine that was having the problem and make a new account of the same name with the same password.

I wish to avoid that again if at all possible as I ended up with "left overs" from the old account that wouldn't delete properly so my "user folder" had
JoeBloggs
joebloggs.000

etc etc afterward and moving all the documents and music between the accounts was tedious, painful and time consuming.
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15 Mar 2010   #6
mmo

2x Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
... First - in XP, have you disabled simple file sharing?...
I'm not on XP but Win 7 (would I else post in this forum?).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Second - how have you configured your workgroup?
I haven't configured much. When installing and naming my two computers I accepted the default workgroup name "WORKGROUP" for both, that's it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Third - do you have any firewall apps running?
Yes, Windows 7 built-in firewall.

M.
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15 Mar 2010   #7
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If both computers have the same user id/password, both are part of the same workgroup, and both are configured to be part of the "home" network, then you should never be prompted to provide any login information when you access a share. Can you explain what shares you've set up and what permissions you've given them?
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16 Mar 2010   #8
mmo

2x Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
If both computers have the same user id/password, both are part of the same workgroup, and both are configured to be part of the "home" network, then you should never be prompted to provide any login information when you access a share. ...
(Sigh...) Yes, I read that "theory" elsewhere, too, but in fact - even though *all* the listed conditions are met - that's not the case here!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
... Can you explain what shares you've set up and what permissions you've given them?
I have defined several shares to misc. directories, one to C (i.e. the drive's root), another to a folder C:\Download (where I keep all kind of stuff that I downloaded from the net) and another one to C:\Users\mmo (i.e. my home directory).

Share-permissions on all these are set to grant user mmo (i.e. myself) all permissions (i.e. Full, Change and Read).

M.
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16 Mar 2010   #9
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have two Windows 7 Ultimate machines. One is x64 and the other is x86. I went to the x86 machine and created another user, kegobeer, and gave it the same password I have on my x64 machine. Then, I went to the D drive and did advanced sharing on a folder that already existed. I removed the everyone group and added the user kegobeer, giving him full access. 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. Next, I created a limited user account on my x64 machine that matched my son's account on the x86 machine, shared a folder on the x64 D drive, and immediately had access from the x86 machine.

I have no idea why you are having such difficulties. The only time I've ever had a user/password required was when the user/password didn't match. Maybe you could change the workgroup name to something more unique.
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16 Mar 2010   #10
ultraplanet

Windows 7
 
 

Is there any chance that the user account on one of the machines was renamed? It is possible (depending how it was done) that renaming an account only changes the display name and not the actual account name. If this is the case you may not actually be using the same account on both machines.
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