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#1 Supermart57


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Posted 26 September 2007 - 08:50 AM

Some months ago I bought a new Vista desktop. My wife recently bought a new Vista laptop and wants to use the printers attached to my desktop. I set up a network using the Network wizard and a flash drive to transfer the setting to her laptop but when I try to connect the laptop it sees the network (which is the same name as my desktop computer) but asks for a user name and password before it will connect. As far as I am aware I do not have any passwords and the user names are the names of the computers.

How do I get her laptop to talk to my machine? Do I set up a list of users somewhere?
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Posted 27 September 2007 - 10:14 AM

Shares like this generally use the Guest account permissions to grant access - is the Guest account disabled on either machine?

Another option is to create an account on each machine with the same name and password (referred to as "mirroring" accounts) - this allows Windows to effective bypass the Guest permissions and use the account permissions instead.

Also check to see that file and printer sharing are enabled on each system.

Edited by usasma, 27 September 2007 - 10:14 AM.

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