I am trying to connect my Windows 7 laptop with a computer running Windows NT Server 4.0 through a 8 port hub using network cables for file sharing.
I changed the IP address, subnet mask of my laptop to suit the IP address of the NT machine and could ping the computer from laptop and vice-versa.
But when I try doing 'Run' -> \\(IP address of computer with NT) it asks me enter a Network password and it does not accept any User id or password.
I tried various solutions going through various forums like
1. Truning the firewall off
2. NetBIOS over TCP/IP enabled
3. Creating a user account in the computer with NT with a same user id as the one on laptop with Windows 7
4. Logging in both the systems as administrator and without a password.
Nothing works out. Can I get any help with this issue?!
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I'm guessing your version of Windows doesn't include the Group Policy Editor. An alternative is to edit the appropriate Registry key - here's a page that describes the key and its settings. It looks to me like you need to try the "2" value:
I could solve this by changing some settings:
For windows 7
Goto Control Panel ->Network and Internet ->Network and Sharing Centre
Click on Change Advanced Sharing Settings on the left hand pane
Turn On Network Discovery, File and Printer Sharing, Public Folder Sharing
Turn off Password Protected Sharing.
This will allow other machines to access this machine with Windows 7 and also make sure the firewall is turned off.