> Thanks for your quick response.
> I actually managed to find a solution of sorts. I went to the MCC and
> then Disk management, and added "Everyone" to the security tab there. I
> now have access to all folders.
> Odd still that I have the "login" window every time I first try to
> access one of the folders when logging in. As this should be set to no
> passwords. What makes it annoying is that I have mapped the drives, but
> when I log in, it tells me some drives are not accessible. I have to
> manually connect to one of the drives and enter a password then I once
> again have access.
> I have tried selecting the "remember" this password option, but it does
> not actually remember it and asks each time. Is there a way to avoid
> this password window?
The login is because you don't have identical user accounts/passwords on the
account. If I were you, I would do as I previously suggested and add the
user accounts and assign passwords. Since security isn't an issue for you,
the passwords can be simple and you can set the computers to log in
automatically. Here is how to do it:
In Vista, turn Password Protected Sharing ON. 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. DO NOT NEGLECT TO CREATE PASSWORDS, EVEN IF ONLY SIMPLE ONES. If
you wish a machine to boot directly to the Desktop (into one particular
user's account) for convenience, you can do this:
XP - Configure Windows to Automatically Login (MVP Ramesh) -
Vista - Start Orb>Search box>type: netplwiz [enter]
Click on Continue (or supply an administrator's password) when prompted by
Uncheck the option "Users must enter a user name and password to use this
computer". Select a user account to automatically log on by clicking on the
desired account to highlight it and then hit OK. Enter the correct password
for that user account (if there is one) when prompted. Leave it blank if
there is no password (null).
If one or more of the computers is XP Pro or Media Center, turn off Simple
File Sharing (Folder Options>View tab).
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