Windows Logon & Password not granting access to files (have to re-enter password every morning)
Posted on 2008-10-16
This has been happening for almost two months and I just can't take it anymore! LOL
First of all, we are not in a domain. We have a Windows 2003 Server and we have users setup in the Local Users & Groups of the server. Then we have individual file and folder level permission based on users. (I know this is a terrible setup and I'm working on creating a domain - so that's not a part of this question).
I am the network administrator and when I started I learned that the passwords for server had been the same for several years through several part-time and outsourced tech guys. I waited for a while to change the password to server until I was sure I liked the job enough to stay. Before that day, when I logged on to my laptop with my user name and password, I could access all of my network resources by simply logging onto Windows. We have setup the Windows logon and password for each user to match their username and password for the server.
Then one day I changed the administrator password for the server. The next morning when I tried to logon to my laptop I logged in fine but when I tried to access network resources I get a popup box saying that I need to enter my username and password to access those resources. If I enter my username and password into this box I can get in, but not before.
Some of the details are a little fuzzy because this has been 2 months ago, but here's are some important facts:
The administrator logon username is still the default: "Administrator"
My username is "Jill"
For extra security during this time I changed my personal password for the network, but I have changed my Windows logon to match this. When I logon each morning I'm basically duplicating the same exact information in the box that pops up.
Does anyone have any suggestions? It's really starting to get annoying after 2 months.