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User account issue...



 
 
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Old December 19th 09, 12:52 AM posted to uk.comp.home-networking,uk.comp.homebuilt
John Smith
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Default User account issue...

Two PCs on network, PC1 is Win XP Home, PC2 is WinXP Pro.

PC1 and PC2 have the same user accounts and passwords. The guest account is
off on both.

PC1 can connect to administrative shares on PC2 by typing \\PC2\Share$ and
access files.

When you try to connect to PC1 from PC2 in the same manner by typing
\\PC2\Share$, a password dialog box pops up with PC1\Guest which is greyed
out so you cannot change the login detail.

Typing the administrative password has no effect, so I cannot access PC1
from PC2 but I can do the reverse.

Any ideas?


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Old December 19th 09, 10:34 AM posted to uk.comp.home-networking,uk.comp.homebuilt
Jaimie Vandenbergh
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Default User account issue...

On Sat, 19 Dec 2009 00:52:47 -0000, "John Smith"
wrote:

Two PCs on network, PC1 is Win XP Home, PC2 is WinXP Pro.

PC1 and PC2 have the same user accounts and passwords. The guest account is
off on both.

PC1 can connect to administrative shares on PC2 by typing \\PC2\Share$ and
access files.

When you try to connect to PC1 from PC2 in the same manner by typing
\\PC2\Share$, a password dialog box pops up with PC1\Guest which is greyed
out so you cannot change the login detail.

Typing the administrative password has no effect, so I cannot access PC1
from PC2 but I can do the reverse.

Any ideas?


Make a non-admin share on PC1 and try to connect to that.

Cheers - Jaimie
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Old December 19th 09, 10:45 AM posted to uk.comp.home-networking,uk.comp.homebuilt
Bernard Peek
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Default User account issue...

On 19/12/09 00:52, John Smith wrote:
Two PCs on network, PC1 is Win XP Home, PC2 is WinXP Pro.

PC1 and PC2 have the same user accounts and passwords. The guest account is
off on both.

PC1 can connect to administrative shares on PC2 by typing \\PC2\Share$ and
access files.


So the user account on PC2 is an administrator


When you try to connect to PC1 from PC2 in the same manner by typing
\\PC2\Share$, a password dialog box pops up with PC1\Guest which is greyed
out so you cannot change the login detail.


The user account on PC1 is probably not a member of the administrators
group and so can't (by default) access administrative shares.


Typing the administrative password has no effect, so I cannot access PC1
from PC2 but I can do the reverse.

Any ideas?




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Old December 19th 09, 06:00 PM posted to uk.comp.home-networking,uk.comp.homebuilt
John Smith
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Default User account issue...


"Bernard Peek" wrote in message
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On 19/12/09 00:52, John Smith wrote:
Two PCs on network, PC1 is Win XP Home, PC2 is WinXP Pro.

PC1 and PC2 have the same user accounts and passwords. The guest account
is
off on both.

PC1 can connect to administrative shares on PC2 by typing \\PC2\Share$
and
access files.


So the user account on PC2 is an administrator


When you try to connect to PC1 from PC2 in the same manner by typing
\\PC2\Share$, a password dialog box pops up with PC1\Guest which is
greyed
out so you cannot change the login detail.


The user account on PC1 is probably not a member of the administrators
group and so can't (by default) access administrative shares.


Sorry, both accounts are administrator accounts.


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Old December 19th 09, 09:00 PM posted to uk.comp.home-networking,uk.comp.homebuilt
Jim Price
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Default User account issue...

John Smith wrote:
"Bernard Peek" wrote in message
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On 19/12/09 00:52, John Smith wrote:
Two PCs on network, PC1 is Win XP Home, PC2 is WinXP Pro.

PC1 and PC2 have the same user accounts and passwords. The guest account
is
off on both.

PC1 can connect to administrative shares on PC2 by typing \\PC2\Share$
and
access files.

So the user account on PC2 is an administrator

When you try to connect to PC1 from PC2 in the same manner by typing
\\PC2\Share$, a password dialog box pops up with PC1\Guest which is
greyed
out so you cannot change the login detail.

The user account on PC1 is probably not a member of the administrators
group and so can't (by default) access administrative shares.


Sorry, both accounts are administrator accounts.


"Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition does not create hidden administrative
shares".

That's what it says here anyway:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314984

There's a workaround here, but I haven't tried it myself:

http://www.oakdome.com/lab/?page_id=141

Best of luck with that.

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Old December 20th 09, 05:47 PM posted to uk.comp.home-networking,uk.comp.homebuilt
John Smith
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Default User account issue...


"Jim Price" wrote in message
...
John Smith wrote:
"Bernard Peek" wrote in message
...
On 19/12/09 00:52, John Smith wrote:
Two PCs on network, PC1 is Win XP Home, PC2 is WinXP Pro.

PC1 and PC2 have the same user accounts and passwords. The guest
account is
off on both.

PC1 can connect to administrative shares on PC2 by typing \\PC2\Share$
and
access files.
So the user account on PC2 is an administrator

When you try to connect to PC1 from PC2 in the same manner by typing
\\PC2\Share$, a password dialog box pops up with PC1\Guest which is
greyed
out so you cannot change the login detail.
The user account on PC1 is probably not a member of the administrators
group and so can't (by default) access administrative shares.


Sorry, both accounts are administrator accounts.


"Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition does not create hidden administrative
shares".

That's what it says here anyway:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314984

There's a workaround here, but I haven't tried it myself:

http://www.oakdome.com/lab/?page_id=141

Best of luck with that.


It seems to work, I didn't follow all the steps though, didn't do any of the
group policy stuff.


 




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