RE: Solved! RE:Can't turn off Password protected sharing in Vista Buis
How and where did you change this policy? I could not find it?
> Just figured it out, no thanks to any documentation anywhere. I was using
> the same usernames on the XP laptop and Vista Desktop. Windows, for some
> strange reason, wanted to athenticate as the local desktop user with the same
> username. This seems strange to me when I specify no password required it
> should be for all network users not just network users with usenames
> different from local usernames. Any way when I changed a local secuurity
> policy to Local Users Authenticate as Guest, it stopped asking for passwords.
> I hope this doesent casue problems later on.
> "Harry" wrote:
> > I have a desktop I just upgraded to Vista Business x64, from XP Pro x64. I
> > am setting up a home network and I am trying to connect, with out passwords,
> > to my XP Home laptop via Public Folder Sharing and Printer sharing. The
> > Destop is wired to my Linksys wireless AP and the Laptop is connected
> > wirelessly. The connection is just fine, they can see each other, but it
> > requires passwrds eventhough the setting is off.
> > My Network and Sharing Setting are:
> > Private Network (Group name matches the laptop and Desktop Group names)
> > Nework Discovery: On
> > File Sharing: On
> > Public Folder Sharing: On
> > Printer Sharing: Off
> > Password Protected Sharing: Off
> > Media Sharing: OFF
> > My System Settings:
> > Group Name matches the Network and Sharing Group Name (Found out the hardway
> > these are not wired together and may accidently be set differently, seems a
> > bug to me, also if I use the Join Network Wizard and choose Home Network it
> > autmatically changes the Group Name to WORKGROUP, what a pain).
> > Is there a way to actually have the Public Folder and Printer shared on my
> > private Workgroup without having to use password? The settings and help
> > files I have searched seem to suggest this is so, but I have not been able to
> > make it so on my Network. Micrsoft security has always meen way to
> > difficult, to the point where the only way to have a uswable system ins to
> > disable security. This will have to be my next solution if someone can't
> > help me here.
> > Thanks fdor your assistance,
> > Harry