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    Prompted for a password I never set

    I'm running W2K Pro on a peer to peer network. When I try to access the machine from another PC on the network I'm prompted for a password. I get a Enter Network Password window message that says:

    Resource: (computers name)IPC$

    and then the window for the password to be entered.
    I've only had the machine for a week and have only set one password (for the Administrator login, which doesn't work if entered with this prompt). Where do I go to fix this problem. Ancillary, but very important is that I also cannot get my back up software on the network to back up this machine.

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    Re: Prompted for a password I never set

    win2k doesn't let you access resources unless you are logged on to it's network. i always just right click on the specific drive or folders i want shared and set permissions from there.

    also, set up a user profile with power user rights, it's bad habit to log in as admin.

    backup software is an access issue too, it needs a password or that machine needs a trust relationship.

    if this is your first experience with the NT family, i recommend investing in a good book.

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    Re: Prompted for a password I never set

    IPC$ is the default share. You must first create a new share:
    1. open windows explorer and find your hard drive;
    2. right click and choose Sharing;
    3. when the sharing dialog box opens, click the radio button Share this folder, and then click on the New Share button;
    4. enter a name for the share, set the users and permissions as usual, and the problem should disappear.

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    Re: Prompted for a password I never set

    See a reply at about Guest on another thread.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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