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Adding User names in WIN 2000

Posted on 2004-08-11
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I was wondering what user name I should use when adding a user in a peer to peer environment. Do I use the computer name that I see in "my network places" or do I use the name that the person logs on as. ie the computer name is WKS4 but my logon name is ward.

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Use the name of the user (ward) is typically the accepted route...
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But in a peer-to-peer/workgroup, you generally have better networking results when "ward" is the same user account on every system you need access to (with the same password)...
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Thanks! If I don't logon with a password do I just leave the password blank?
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I've seen this cause some problems, but you can certainly try it.
If you have access issues, try setting a password on the account - if that doesn't work, you can check your local security policies to enable remote access anonymously (Start->Run->secpol.msc and under Local Policies, Security Options, enable the Network Access: Allow anonymous...
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