When the login box appears enter your workgroup name and username in the
username box in this format 'WORKGRROUP\username' and the password as
Obviously enter your real workgroup and password name in place of the
examples but keep the Workgroup name in capitals.
Why Vista requires this when XP/Linux don't I have no idea but I need to do
this to acces my NAS and it's a PITA. Also I've found that even if you map a
drive and choose to use different credentials (in order to add the workgroup
name) whenever I want to access files on the mapped drive it often prompts
me to re-enter the credential (the first time only) even though I chose to
Strange (and a pain) but it works for me.
"Brytowski" <Brytowski@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I'm having the same issue and have tried the fix below with no success. I
> have double checked all settings on the Storage Drive, as well as my
> credentials. I am able to access it with no issues on my XP machine but
> attempting to access with the Vista machine just get a User name and
> login box, have tried all combinations of login/passwords with no luck, it
> does not even seem to be trrying to authenticate because there are no
> security violations showing up. Any other ideas?
> "Jimmy Brush" wrote:
>> Please try this:
>> - Click Start
>> - Click Control Panel
>> - Click System and Maintenance
>> - Click Administrative Tools
>> - Double-Click Local Security Policy
>> - In the left pane, click the triangle next to Local Policy
>> - In the left pane, click Security Options
>> - In the right pane near the bottom, double-click "Network security: LAN
>> manager authentication level"
>> - Click the drop-down box, and click "Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session
>> security if negotiated"
>> - Click OK
>> - JB
>> Windows Vista Support Faq