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Posted on 2008-06-16
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I have an old XP computer that was once part of a network domain. I've taken it home and shared the C:\. However, when I try to access that drive from another computer (using a router) it asks me for a username/ password. When I put in the Administrator password for that PC it stall for a while but then gives me an error.

Is there any way I could turn this authentication off?
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Question by:steduf
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by:Cherukuri30
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Login as a local Administrator in the old XP computer which was a part of your domain before. Make sure you have a password for local administrator in that PC and when you try to access the shared resources from that PC i will prompt you for the username and pwd then give the  Administrator as username and its password.
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by:steduf
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Great, is this a once-only thing I need to do?
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by:Cherukuri30
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Actually you cant get past the authentication when your computers are not part of a domain. How ever you can save the password so that i will not prompt you again and again while accessing the shared resources.

When you are prompted to enter the username and password there is an option below to save the password, select that option. You will never prompted again for the password until you change it.
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by:steduf
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Cool, so authentication cant be turned off in XP when accessing a computer that is not on the same domain?

Is there any way I can take all passwords and domain information off the 1st computer to avoid the authentication dialog appearing?
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Cherukuri30 earned 2000 total points
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You can dis join it from domain but you cant get rid of authentication. windows xp does not allows it. If it allows there is no security anyone can access the shared information from the computer if they connec ed to your network and if they know the ip address or name of the computer. so the convineant way for you is save the password.
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