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Old 04-20-2009
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Logon unsuccessful: windows is unable to log you on

Systems:

Desktop (Vista Home Premium x64) Hard line to router
Laptop (Vista Home Premium x32) Wireless connection to router


Here's the problem. Long ago, I managed to get it set up so I could log
in to my desktop from my laptop and pull files I needed for the day to
the hard drive. This still works just fine, 100% no problems!


Now, I'm trying to do it in reverse so that the desktop can log in to
the laptop. Whenever I try to log in to the laptop from my desktop's
network devices window, I get the "Logon unsuccessful: windows is unable
to log you on" message.

What I've tried so far:
1. Windows firewall appears to be configured the same on both systems.
2. File Sharing is enabled in the Network and Sharing Center on both
systems.
3. I tried using the vista support page's automatic workaround for
administrative shares, but no dice. Even disabling UAC on the laptop had
no effect.


The desktop's MAC address isn't in the router's MAC filter as it has a
hardwired connection...is this possibly an issue? I'm not having any
trouble reaching the internet, but I'm not exactly a professional
network admin...

I figure there's a system setting somewhere that I'm missing, but I
can't for the life of me figure out what or where it is.


Halp!


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Old 04-21-2009
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Re: Logon unsuccessful: windows is unable to log you on

...and ten minutes later I solve it. Made a new user account and presto:
access no longer denied, mister wiizard.


The dingbat store clerk that set up my laptop just renamed and unhid
the default windows administrator account. I assume there's some kind of
permission for remote logon that is denied that account.



*headdesk*


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