w2000 network password

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slawless

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I just installed w2000 on a laptop. I am trying to put it on my network.
I have the workgroup configured properly,
It can access my desktop hard drive.
I have print and file sharing enabled.
it can access the internet.
from the my desktop computer I can find the laptop if i search, i can ping the laptop.

when i try to access the laptop harddrive from my desktop,it wants me to enter a password. I have not enabled any passwords on the laptop during the w2000 install.

how can i allow access without a password? or shut the password security off.

steve L
 
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If you are only sharing the C drive it will be set up with an administrative share which requires the local admin account username and password. Share (right click and select share) a folder outside the root of C and assign it an account that can access it.
 

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If you have created a new share for C:, not the C$ share, there's one more step.

Create an account on the "server" with the same name/password as is used by the client to logon to Windows, and it should stop asking for a password.
 
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