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Question in accordance to windows 2000 shared files.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RedWizard, Jul 4, 2007.

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  1. RedWizard

    RedWizard Thread Starter

    Jan 14, 2007

    I am curious to obtain additional information in accordance to the sharing properties for windows 2000. Basically I've created several shared directories and folders and when attempting to access from myriad other stations I am prompted for a login / password.

    I have come to conclude that windows 2000 machines ask for login/password on shared resources by default. I was curious if anyone could offer additional information on the mechanisms of windows 2000 sharing. How can I disable the required login; if I can?

    Any additional information would be invaluable.



  2. pinntech


    Aug 25, 2004

    Whether Windows 2000, Windows XP or even Server 2003…

    If you are attempting to access shared folders, you will have to have a user account with the same username and password on each machine.

    I.e. When you attempt to access the shares, you are being prompted for the username and password because the machine cannot locate the username and password that windows sends during the authentication process for that share!

    If you have a username and password of…

    USERNAME: joejackson
    PASSWORD: 45earI*^32b

    On machine A and you are accessing machine B’s shares, that exact username and password must be on machine B and you must be logged in under this username to avoid the prompt! Of course, the user must also have rights to that shared folder or you will either receive ACCESS DENIED or a prompt for a username and password to access it.

    Does that help a little? I hope so!


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