Network share password

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How do I change a network share password in XP Pro using workgroups? I'm
trying to access my XP Pro PC from a Windows 98 PC and I am being asked for
a password. As far as I can remember I never setup a password on the XP Pro
system.

Thanks.

W Weldin
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Create an account on the XP computer using the same username and password
    used to log onto the Win 98 machine. Use explorer on the XP machine to grant
    this user permission to use the shared folder.

    hth
    DDS W 2k MVP MCSE

    "Willis Weldin" <wweldin@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:D8-dnb5NM9XFfULfRVn-pg@comcast.com...
    > How do I change a network share password in XP Pro using workgroups? I'm
    > trying to access my XP Pro PC from a Windows 98 PC and I am being asked
    > for a password. As far as I can remember I never setup a password on the
    > XP Pro system.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > W Weldin
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Willis Weldin wrote:
    > How do I change a network share password in XP Pro using workgroups? I'm
    > trying to access my XP Pro PC from a Windows 98 PC and I am being asked for
    > a password. As far as I can remember I never setup a password on the XP Pro
    > system.
    >
    >

    Then, that would probably be the problem.

    On the WinXP computer, create local user account(s), with non-blank
    password(s), that have the desired access privileges to the desired
    shares. Log on to the other PCs using those account(s), and you will be
    able to access the designated shares, provided your network is
    configured properly. Also, if running WinXP SP1 or later, make sure
    that WinXP's built-in firewall is disabled on the internal LAN
    connection. If using WinXP SP2, make sure that you've either disabled
    the built-in firewall, or set the firewall to allow file and print sharing.

    Usually, WinXP's Networking Wizard makes it simple and painless --
    almost entirely automatic, in fact. There's a lot of useful,
    easy-to-follow information in WinXP's Help & Support files, and here:

    Home Networking
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/using/howto/homenet/default.asp

    Networking Information
    http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking.htm

    PracticallyNetworked Home
    http://www.practicallynetworked.com/index.htm

    Steve Winograd's Networking FAQ
    http://www.bcmaven.com/networking/faq.htm


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  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Try this - suggested by EZLAN.

    Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Local Security Policy, Security
    Options, Accounts:'Limit local account use of blank passwords to console
    login only' - disable this.

    David Kelsey


    "Danny Sanders" <Danny.Sanders@NO-SPAMcpcmed.org> wrote in message
    news:O1UWh2hjFHA.3316@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > Create an account on the XP computer using the same username and password
    > used to log onto the Win 98 machine. Use explorer on the XP machine to
    > grant this user permission to use the shared folder.
    >
    > hth
    > DDS W 2k MVP MCSE
    >
    > "Willis Weldin" <wweldin@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:D8-dnb5NM9XFfULfRVn-pg@comcast.com...
    >> How do I change a network share password in XP Pro using workgroups? I'm
    >> trying to access my XP Pro PC from a Windows 98 PC and I am being asked
    >> for a password. As far as I can remember I never setup a password on the
    >> XP Pro system.
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >>
    >> W Weldin
    >>
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    I am totally fed up with passwords and logins and memorable words and
    favourite dates and all the other James Bond palava that people have dreamed
    up to make my life difficult - like I have over 85 logins for websites, some
    with as many as four items to enter before I can buy something. I certainly
    don't want a password to enter my own computer in my own home unless I
    specifically set one, which I never do. So I don't want to be forced into a
    situation where XP Pro tries to make me set a password in order to see the
    shares on one or other of my two networked computers. That means I adopt
    the strategy of disabling the security policy item which requires it, pretty
    much as a matter of principle. I didn't set a password when I installed XP
    Pro, and I will not be coerced into setting one retrospectively.

    David Kelsey


    "Bruce Chambers" <bchambers@cable0ne.n3t> wrote in message
    news:eSpj3nljFHA.3436@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > Willis Weldin wrote:
    >> How do I change a network share password in XP Pro using workgroups? I'm
    >> trying to access my XP Pro PC from a Windows 98 PC and I am being asked
    >> for a password. As far as I can remember I never setup a password on the
    >> XP Pro system.
    >>
    >>
    >
    > Then, that would probably be the problem.
    >
    > On the WinXP computer, create local user account(s), with non-blank
    > password(s), that have the desired access privileges to the desired
    > shares. Log on to the other PCs using those account(s), and you will be
    > able to access the designated shares, provided your network is configured
    > properly. Also, if running WinXP SP1 or later, make sure that WinXP's
    > built-in firewall is disabled on the internal LAN connection. If using
    > WinXP SP2, make sure that you've either disabled the built-in firewall, or
    > set the firewall to allow file and print sharing.
    >
    > Usually, WinXP's Networking Wizard makes it simple and painless --
    > almost entirely automatic, in fact. There's a lot of useful,
    > easy-to-follow information in WinXP's Help & Support files, and here:
    >
    > Home Networking
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/using/howto/homenet/default.asp
    >
    > Networking Information
    > http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking.htm
    >
    > PracticallyNetworked Home
    > http://www.practicallynetworked.com/index.htm
    >
    > Steve Winograd's Networking FAQ
    > http://www.bcmaven.com/networking/faq.htm
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > Bruce Chambers
    >
    > Help us help you:
    > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >
    > You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having
    > both at once. - RAH
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