Network with Win2K system & Guest username


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john

I have a new XP laptop that have connected to my Win2K desktop
with a cross over cable. As I was perusing around on my XP laptop
under Computer Management > System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users
I found that the Guest username was not disabled. When I disable
it here, I can't get from my Desktop to my Laptop. I tried to
remap network drive on the Desktop but as long as I have Guest
disabled I can't connect. Why is this?

Also what is the difference between this "Account is Disabled"
and the Control Panel > User Accounts > Guest "Guest account is off"?

TIA
 
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Dave Patrick

You'll want to create an account (in User Accounts) on the WinXP machines
with the username and password that you use to logon to the Windows 2000
machine with. Likewise you'll need to create an account (in Users and
Passwords) on the 2000 machine with the username and password that you use
to logon to the XP machines with. Then you'll need to share out the
resource(s) with permissions for those users. Also make sure they're all
part of the same workgroup. Then you'll no longer be prompted for the IPC$
password (Inter-process communication)

In a peer level workgroup, when you try to access resources on a Windows
NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista machine, Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista needs to
authenticate the user. If the user account doesn't exist in it's local
account database, then access will be denied.


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john

Hi Dave,
I did have the same username/passwords on both systems. However
where do I setup to "share out the resource(s) with permissions"?

Thanks
John
 
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john

I have the drive configured with both
Yes - Share this folder on the network
Yes - Allow network users to change my files
 
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john

I'll take a look at the document. One thing that confuses
me however is that when I enable Guest user, I can access
from Win2K but when I disable Guest I cannot access.
I am logged in as a Non-Guest user and, furthermore,
I am prompted to type in a password and it doesn't
accept it.

argh....
 
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Bruce Chambers

I have a new XP laptop that have connected to my Win2K desktop
with a cross over cable. As I was perusing around on my XP laptop
under Computer Management > System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users
I found that the Guest username was not disabled. When I disable
it here, I can't get from my Desktop to my Laptop. I tried to
remap network drive on the Desktop but as long as I have Guest
disabled I can't connect. Why is this?


Because you're disabling the account that's being used for the sharing.

On the WinXP PC, create local user account(s), with non-blank
password(s), that have the desired access privileges to the desired
shares. Log on to the other PCs using those account(s), and you will be
able to access the designated shares, provided your network is
configured properly. Also, make sure that WinXP's built-in firewall is
disabled on the internal LAN connection.

On the Win2K PC, create local user account(s), with non-blank
password(s), that have the desired access privileges to the desired
shares. Log on to the other PCs using those account(s), and you will be
able to access the designated shares, provided your network is
configured properly.

Usually, WinXP's Networking Wizard makes it simple and painless --
almost entirely automatic, in fact. There's a lot of useful,
easy-to-follow information in WinXP's Help & Support files, and here:

Home Networking
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/using/howto/homenet/default.asp

Networking Information
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking.htm

PracticallyNetworked Home
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/index.htm

Steve Winograd's Networking FAQ
http://www.bcmaven.com/networking/faq.htm

Configuring Windows 2000 Professional to Work in a Peer-to-Peer
Network
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q258717
Also what is the difference between this "Account is Disabled"
and the Control Panel > User Accounts > Guest "Guest account is off"?


Semantics.


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John

No, the workgroups are the same. Did I mention that
I have no problem seeing the Win2K files from XP?
It's only from Win2K seeing XP.

Thanks
 
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Dave Patrick

I take it nothing in the document worked? Can you ping? by name? by IP
address? This really sounds like a firewall or NetBIOS naming issue.

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