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Domain cannot access Workgroup Shared folders.?


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#1 AmazingTrans

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:04 PM

Hi there,

Currently, I have a home desktop which runs on windows 8 on a workgroup: WORKGROUP, and my work laptop which runs on windows 7 which is on a domain: ABC.

I shared my home desktop folders to everyone and I have \\HomeDesktop\hdrive

I tried to access my home pc shared folder on my domain laptop, but every time when it asked me to enter username and password, it is stuck on the ABC domain. I would like it to authenticate against the WORKGROUP or access my home shared folder.

I have tried \\192.168.1.132\hdrive ; but it still gives me the authentication dialog box with domain specified.

Hope to hear from experts what solutions do i have here.

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#2 Sneakycyber

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:59 PM

Login with .\username (NOTICE THE < . > INFRONT OF \ ) Ex: .\Owner and your Password to access the Windows 8 folder from your Work computer. Or when you log into your work computer instead of logging into your your domain user account log into the local PC the same way. Note: You will need to know the local account user name, and Password (depending on the settings the password is usually left blank) Also you wont have access to your Domain user folders unless you share them or the account has Admin Privileges.

Edited by Sneakycyber, 27 November 2012 - 10:00 PM.

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