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Windows 2000 & XP Access Server 2000 share file.

Hi All,

I just set up a Server 2003 in my office, if I want to access the Server share files, after reboot a PC (Win 2k & XP) ,  server will pop up a Login Screen asking me enter the Login Name and Password.

How do I prevent a Server everytime asking me a Login Name and Password after reboot? Can I just enter once (first time access)?

Fox404
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merowingerCommented:
there maybe possibilities to do this, but i think this is a bit unsecure!!! each server should be saved by password

mero
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luv2smileCommented:
I assume this is a workgroup and that you haven't setup the server as a domain?

If it is a workgroup then make sure you have the exact same username with the EXACT same password on the 2003 box that you have on your others machines (essentially all your machines have to have the same username and password in order to not get a password prompt).
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fox404Author Commented:
Hi Luv2smile,

Yes, correct this is a workgroup. Server as a Domain now but Win 2k and Win XP PCs haven't join a domain yet.  I know what should I do now. Thanks.
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fox404Author Commented:
Luv2smile,

One more question, if Win 2k and XP want join a domain, machines must have the same username and password as Server?

Fox404
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luv2smileCommented:
No, No.....domains and workgroups are MUCH different.  Adding the same username and same password to all machines in a workgroup is a WORKAROUND for not having to enter in your password. Domains are totally different. In a workgroup, there is no central authentication......so when you connect to a share on another comptuer you are prompted for a password to access the share because you haven't been authenticated on that computer.  

A domain has central authentication so you won't be prompted for a password when you access a share over a domain.
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fox404Author Commented:
Let say my Win XP Login Name is User1, Password is 12qw

In Server I have create a user account for myself Login Name is lkf and Password is 12qwe

How Do I join my PC as Domain? After jonin a domain the Server will not promt me the enter a login name and password.
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luv2smileCommented:
If you have questions relating to joining a domain then please open up a new question :)
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