Log into PC from MacMini on same network

Log into PC from MacMini on same network

Attempts to login to WIN 7 Pro PC from MacMini (OSX Mavericks) fail when entering no password - there is no password for the PC administrator account. The dialog box 'name' displayed is not the PC user, but a *name* associated with the MacMini.

MacMini passwords associated with this *name* (i.e. Apple ID password) don't work.

I am able to log in as guest and most files I tried open OK.

Why can I not login to the PC as 'Registered User'?
MARSPATHAsked:
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n2fcCommented:
You must (in addition to filling in the proper user name) also select the domain as that of the PC you are logging in to.
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MARSPATHAuthor Commented:
The PC/MAC are not on a domain, just a LAN.  Does this make a difference?
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serialbandCommented:
You need either a domain name or the hostname if you have the same usernames on both machines.  A shortcut to the hostname is to use .\ to precede your name.

Enter

.\USERNAME

instead of just

USERNAME

when you attempt to connect.

Also, you may have to set a simple password.  Modern systems have security set so that accounts with no passwords can't connect remotely by default.
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