1.    02 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10

    Can't access network shares


    Before the upgrade to 10 I was on 7 and logged in with a local account with all computers having the same usernames and passwords and sharing worked flawlessly.

    After the upgrade I am now logging in with a Microsoft account and sharing does not work.

    Windows 7 Pro --> Windows 10 Pro Upgrade.
    Last edited by MikeWilliams; 03 Aug 2015 at 04:04.
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  2.    02 Aug 2015 #2

    Hi there

    To share a LOCAL machine FROM the one with the Ms account - when you see the windows popup enter the following

    Username : LOCALMACHINENAME\USERNAME Username is your username on the Local machine
    Password : Your password

    To share the Ms ACCOUNT machine FROM the local machine

    USERNAME this is usually the username of the Ms account minus the email bit (i.e remove from the @ onwards)
    Password your Ms account password

    If that username doesn't work logon to the users directory and see what user names have folders -- use one of those usernames with your Ms account password.

    It's bonkers -- but hey - when did Windows Networking ever really work properly -- ever since they attempted serious networking way back in Windows 3. !!!!!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3.    03 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    UK
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10
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    Thanks Jim,

    Should have made it a bit clearer.

    I am trying to get to the administrative share i.e. \\server\c$ which normally works fine if the username and password are the same on BOTH the server and the laptop when it used to have Windows 7 on it and I logged on with the account.

    Server is running Windows Server 2008 R2 (lets say it's machine name is SERVER) and I am logging on with local account (i.e. User)
    Laptop was upgraded fro Windows 7 Pro with local account (i.e. User) and is now running Windows 10 Pro logged in with a Microsoft account (i.e. user@outlook.com)

    Password is the same for local account on both server and laptop prior to upgrade, same password for user@outlook.com

    When I try to browse to \\server\c$ I get the login prompt. and none of the combinations below work
    server\user password
    .\user password

    PS: All machine names, account names are fictitious for the purpose of this discussion
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  4.    03 Aug 2015 #4

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeWilliams View Post
    Thanks Jim,

    Should have made it a bit clearer.

    I am trying to get to the administrative share i.e. \\server\c$ which normally works fine if the username and password are the same on BOTH the server and the laptop when it used to have Windows 7 on it and I logged on with the account.

    Server is running Windows Server 2008 R2 (lets say it's machine name is SERVER) and I am logging on with local account (i.e. User)
    Laptop was upgraded fro Windows 7 Pro with local account (i.e. User) and is now running Windows 10 Pro logged in with a Microsoft account (i.e. user@outlook.com)

    Password is the same for local account on both server and laptop prior to upgrade, same password for user@outlook.com

    When I try to browse to \\server\c$ I get the login prompt. and none of the combinations below work
    server\user password
    .\user password

    PS: All machine names, account names are fictitious for the purpose of this discussion
    Hi there

    I've never tried the administrative shares (C$ for example). I think even from Linux (Samba) connections to W10 via SMB the C$ type shares are shown but I've never tried connecting to those.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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