User name and password for LAN



Don Culp
07-10-2005, 02:51 AM
I have two computers connected in a LAN. Computer1 runs W2K. Computer2 runs
XP. When I use Windows Explorer on the XP computer to access the W2K
computer (i.e., My network places\Entire network\Microsoft Windows
network\Workgroup\Computer1), a dialog box pops up asking for my user name
and password. Are the user name and password those for Computer1 or
Computer2? Where do I get or set these? (I'd prefer not to have to do this
at all since I'm the only one who uses these computers.)

Note: if I use the same method to access the XP computer from the W2K
computer, the above dialog box doesn't appear and access is granted.

Thanks,
Don Culp

Steve Winograd [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:51 AM
In article <eSU3aR4VFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl>, "Don Culp"
<dculp@krell-engineering.com> wrote:
>I have two computers connected in a LAN. Computer1 runs W2K. Computer2 runs
>XP. When I use Windows Explorer on the XP computer to access the W2K
>computer (i.e., My network places\Entire network\Microsoft Windows
>network\Workgroup\Computer1), a dialog box pops up asking for my user name
>and password. Are the user name and password those for Computer1 or
>Computer2? Where do I get or set these? (I'd prefer not to have to do this
>at all since I'm the only one who uses these computers.)
>
>Note: if I use the same method to access the XP computer from the W2K
>computer, the above dialog box doesn't appear and access is granted.
>
>Thanks,
>Don Culp

Create a user account on W2K with the same user name and password that
you use to log onto XP. Then, W2K will automatically grant access.
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User name and password for LAN