> OK. I've got a PC running XP Pro. My printer is hooked up to it via USB. I've
> been connecting to the PC's folders and printing to the printer from my
> notebook running Vista Ultimate for the past 9 months.
> I finally got tired of my cat waliking on the notebook's keyboard and
> messing things up, do I put a password on my User Name on the notebook. Now,
> I can't connect to the PC to share folders or print to the printer. I went to
> the PC and tried to mess with the security, but my notebook's name is not in
> the "Locations" and there does not seem to be a way to add it.
> I took the password off my Notebook user name and now I can share folders
> and print again. I'd really like to put the passord back on.
> Any help would be appreciated.
I'm not really sure how setting a password will keep your cat out but I
suppose it could work if you don't tell the cat what the password is.
If you want to use passwords (a good idea in any case), simply create
matching user accounts and passwords on all machines. You do not need to
be logged into the same account on all machines and the passwords
assigned to each user account can be different; the accounts/passwords
just need to exist and match on all machines. If you wish a machine to
boot directly to the Desktop (into one particular user's account) for
convenience, you can do this. The instructions at this link work for
both XP and Vista:
Configure Windows to Automatically Login (MVP Ramesh) -
Elephant Boy Computers