I've added this line to my hosts file to allow me to simulate being on a client's network:
But when I try to open \\abc-server, Windows asks me for credentials and rejects my account credentials.
After some research, I added HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\DisableLoopbackCheck to the registry with value 1. This resolved my problem but created another one.
My print spooler keeps locking up. And then any program that is attempting to access a printer also freezes up. If I stop the print spooler service, the programs come back to life but, of course, I can't print.
The print spooler problem goes away when I remove the above registry entry but then the credentials problem returns.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I'm using Windows 10.