How to set the default logon used when connecting within a workgro


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Axe22

I have a network with 4 workstations using a workgroup (no server). One of
the workstation's machine name was changed and now one of the other
workstations cannot connect to it in the My Network Places - Entire Network -
Workgroup interface. I can map a drive letter to the machine using the "Logon
as a different user option" and then it will connect correctly even in the My
Network Places interface, but if I disconnect the mapped drive it goes back
to spitting out a invalid logon message. When I map a drive letter that way,
the drop-down list shows the old machine name, which I can change to the new
name to make the drive mapping work. It appears to want to use the old
original machine name by default whenever there is no active connection to
that PC. None of the other workstations in the workgroup are having this
issue -- its only on this one machine. And the PC I'm trying to connect to
can connect in the other direction just fine.

My question is, where can I change the logon name/pswd a PC will use by
default when you click on one of the computers displayed in the workgroup
folder in My Network Places - Entire Network? The first time you do it a
login window pops up so you can set it, but from that point on it does not
appear.

All PCs in the workgroup are running Windows XP Pro 32-bit + SP1 + SP2 +
SP3. They all have File And Printer Sharing enabled and NetBIOS enabled over
TCP/IP. Firewalls are configured to trust all PCs whose IP address is in the
range our router uses.

Thankyou in advance for any insight you can provide...
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

Axe22 said:
I have a network with 4 workstations using a workgroup (no server).
One of the workstation's machine name was changed and now one of the
other workstations cannot connect to it in the My Network Places -
Entire Network - Workgroup interface. I can map a drive letter to the
machine using the "Logon as a different user option" and then it will
connect correctly even in the My Network Places interface, but if I
disconnect the mapped drive it goes back to spitting out a invalid
logon message. When I map a drive letter that way, the drop-down list
shows the old machine name, which I can change to the new name to
make the drive mapping work. It appears to want to use the old
original machine name by default whenever there is no active
connection to that PC. None of the other workstations in the
workgroup are having this issue -- its only on this one machine. And
the PC I'm trying to connect to can connect in the other direction
just fine.

My question is, where can I change the logon name/pswd a PC will use
by default when you click on one of the computers displayed in the
workgroup folder in My Network Places - Entire Network? The first
time you do it a login window pops up so you can set it, but from
that point on it does not appear.

All PCs in the workgroup are running Windows XP Pro 32-bit + SP1 +
SP2 + SP3. They all have File And Printer Sharing enabled and NetBIOS
enabled over TCP/IP. Firewalls are configured to trust all PCs whose
IP address is in the range our router uses.

Thankyou in advance for any insight you can provide...

See if this helps:
"Behavior of stored user names and passwords"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281660

Also, and very OT -

You have multiple identical posts, because you're using the icky web
interface to the newsgroups (this is a major problem lately). For this and
for many other reasons, I suggest you try using a news client, such as
Forte Agent, Thunderbird, or even Outlook Express, instead. It's a lot
easier to do nearly everything that way. You can mark messages to be
watched, filter the views so you can see replies to your posts easily, and
search.

The Microsoft public news server is msnews.microsoft.com and you can
subscribe to as many groups as you like; no authentication is required.

The following is from a post by MVP Malke ...

-------------------------------------------------------
Here's information on Usenet and using a newsreader:

http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page3.html#12-09-02 - a brief
explanation of newsgroups
http://michaelstevenstech.com/outlo...ssnewreader.htm
http://rickrogers.org/setupoe.htm
http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...wto/default.asp
- Set Up Newsreader

http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm

http://aumha.org/nntp.htm - list of MS newsgroups
microsoft.public.test.here - MS group to test if your newsreader is
working properly
http://www.mailmsg.com/SPAM_munging.htm - how to munge email address
http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm - multiposting vs.
crossposting

Some newsreaders for Windows
http://www.forteinc.com/agent/index.php - for Forte
http://www.mozilla.org (Thunderbird does newsgroups)
http://gravity.tbates.org/

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A

Axe22

Lanwench said:
See if this helps:
"Behavior of stored user names and passwords"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281660

Also, and very OT -

You have multiple identical posts, because you're using the icky web
interface to the newsgroups (this is a major problem lately). For this and
for many other reasons, I suggest you try using a news client, such as
Forte Agent, Thunderbird, or even Outlook Express, instead. It's a lot
easier to do nearly everything that way. You can mark messages to be
watched, filter the views so you can see replies to your posts easily, and
search.

The Microsoft public news server is msnews.microsoft.com and you can
subscribe to as many groups as you like; no authentication is required.

The following is from a post by MVP Malke ...

-------------------------------------------------------
Here's information on Usenet and using a newsreader:

http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page3.html#12-09-02 - a brief
explanation of newsgroups
http://michaelstevenstech.com/outlo...ssnewreader.htm
http://rickrogers.org/setupoe.htm
http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...wto/default.asp
- Set Up Newsreader

http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm

http://aumha.org/nntp.htm - list of MS newsgroups
microsoft.public.test.here - MS group to test if your newsreader is
working properly
http://www.mailmsg.com/SPAM_munging.htm - how to munge email address
http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm - multiposting vs.
crossposting

Some newsreaders for Windows
http://www.forteinc.com/agent/index.php - for Forte
http://www.mozilla.org (Thunderbird does newsgroups)
http://gravity.tbates.org/


Ah excellent! That link pointed me to exactly what I needed to know to fix
the problem. Thankyou very much. Yes I know I got 3 threads going -- it told
me when I submitted the first two that it did not work even though it did,
and I apparantly can't delete them now. Oh well. I'll avoid the web interface
next time.

Thanks again.
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

Ah excellent! That link pointed me to exactly what I needed to know
to fix the problem. Thankyou very much. Yes I know I got 3 threads
going -- it told me when I submitted the first two that it did not
work even though it did, and I apparantly can't delete them now. Oh
well. I'll avoid the web interface next time.

Thanks again.

You're most welcome - and good luck.
 

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