How to trigger (re-)entry of credentials when accessing another computer in the local network?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Michael Moser, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. I have two systems, say A and B, and I used to access several shares on
    A (an XP system) from the other computer B (a vista system).

    Now I changed my password on computer A (the one exporting the shares)
    and since then I can't access the shares any longer from B. B sees the A
    on the network, but when I try to open it, I get an "not accessible"

    Strange enough Vista doesn't even ask me to reenter my user id and pwd,
    immediately reports "\\A is not accessible....". How can I trigger that
    I am
    asked me for the credentials again, so that I get a chance to enter the
    new pwd?

    Michael Moser, Nov 30, 2007
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  2. To re-cache the credentials, you may re-connect to the XP using net command
    with the username. This link may help,

    Cached CredentialsUse "net use * /d" command to delete all mapping drives.
    Then use "net use \\servername password /u:domainname\username" to cache the
    credentials. Relogon. ...

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Dec 1, 2007
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  3. Michael Moser

    Mick Murphy Guest

    Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.

    1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
    the SAME.

    In Vista Network and Sharing:

    Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)

    Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)

    File Sharing: ON

    Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared

    Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
    passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, you will be
    asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
    from an XP computer.

    Also, run the XP’s Home Network File and Printer sharing Wizard
    Mick Murphy, Dec 1, 2007
  4. Thanks! Alas the mentioned website seems to have a problem. I tried with
    IE7 and Firefox and both browsers immediately go into 100% CPU mode when
    loading that page. Guess, some JavaScript endless loop or something of
    that sort. The page partially shows up but is unusable (i.e. the
    busycursor remains on, one can't scroll, can't click anything, etc.)

    Michael Moser, Dec 2, 2007
  5. Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Dec 2, 2007
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