[Last Call] Learn about multicloud storage options and how to improve your company's cloud strategy. Register Now

x
?
Solved

XP sharing, user name problem

Posted on 2003-11-29
2
Medium Priority
?
1,344 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
I have a peer-to-peer network of winXP computers.
When I try to access a particular computer I get the "Connect to [computername]" dialog where I need to enter a username and password.
The problem is that the User name part is greyed and the option is "[computername]\Guest"

I want to enable access to only those users who have an account on that computer. When the above dialog appears I want the user to input his/her user name and password to gain access to the share.

Many Thanks,
Rob
0
Comment
Question by:Memran
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
chicagoan earned 375 total points
ID: 9842653
make sure the guest accounts are disabled and try:

 Start => Programs => Accessories => Windows Explorer and drop down the Tools menu and select ‘Folder Options’. Select the View tab
Go to Advanced Settings
Clear  "Use Simple File Sharing"

By default, simplified sharing is enabled on a WinXP if the computer is not a member of a domain. Simplified sharing lets you easily share folders with everyone on your workgroup or network and make folders in your user profile private. However, if simplified sharing is enabled, you cannot prevent specific users and groups from gaining access to your shared folders. If you disable simplified sharing, you can allow specific users and groups to gain access to a shared folder; those users must provide a password to gain access to your shared folder.

If simple file sharing is enabled, you see the Simple File Sharing user interface rather than the classic Security and Sharing tabs. This new user interface is implemented by default in  XP Home Edition and XP Pro if you are working in a workgroup. If you disable simplified sharing, the classic Security and Sharing tabs appear and you can specify which users and groups have access to shared folders on your computer.

(You cannot disable simplified sharing in Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition)

0
 

Author Comment

by:Memran
ID: 9842705
Many thanks :)
Problem solved!
0

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you’re involved with your company’s wide area network (WAN), you’ve probably heard about SD-WANs. They’re the “boy wonder” of networking, ostensibly allowing companies to replace expensive MPLS lines with low-cost Internet access. But, are they …
Tech spooks aren't just for those who are tech savvy, it also happens to those of us running a business. Check out the top tech spooks for business owners.
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …

650 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question