Im trying to connect 2 computers using a simple crossover cable. Usually I have no trouble with this at all, change the ip's and im good to go.
Im having a problem at the moment connecting a different PC, the computers can see each other and the connection says its connected with no problems. BUT, when I click on the networked computer to access it, it asks for a password.
I think its something to do with the guest privilages becuase the usename on the password entry window is "computer name/GUEST"
Anyone know why its asking this? and how I switch it off?
Allowing Network Access with Blank Passwords
Although you can log in locally without a password, by default, WindowsXP Pro does not allow network users to access the computer without a password. Typically you will receive an Unknown error 31 if this is the case.
To change this setting:
Go to Computer Configuration / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Local Policies / Security Options
Double click on Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console login only
Disable this option