Prompt for Username / Password when browsing a network computer Windows XP pro
Posted on 2003-12-12
I have 3 computers in my home network, all running windows xp pro. When browsing the computers in the Mshome workgroup, I can access the shared contents of two of them by just by clicking the network computer icon (I don't like that)... However, there is one computer that will prompt for Username and Password before it will even display the shared directories. This is how I want all 3 of my boxes to act.
All 3 boxes are using simple file sharing .. and from what I can tell, all other settings are the same but all have unique system usernames.
In addition, I would like to know how to dissable having the username/password cached once it has been entered. If possible, I would like to have this prompt EVERY time any network computer is accessed.
I don't care about restrictions on specific files/directories that are shared. I want to completely restrict the viewing and browsing of the entire computer untill the username and password is entered.