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  1.    31 Aug 2016 #21

    mingle said: View Post
    I have the same issue. It's only been a problem since I installed the 1607 version of Win 10. Previously (on Win 10 1511) all worked fine.
    Both PCs have a admin-level user account, with no password, and the accounts are not linked to any online or external Microsoft accounts. I've tried entering the host and username of each PC when attempting to log-in via the Network credentials pop-up window, with no luck.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can try next?

    Cheers,

    Mike.
    add a password to your sharing machines logon, try login then with the same credentials but using "XXXXXX\username" as the login where the xxxxx is the sharing computer name. (remember big letters)
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  2. Joined : Aug 2016
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       31 Aug 2016 #22

    mingle said: View Post
    I have the same issue. It's only been a problem since I installed the 1607 version of Win 10. Previously (on Win 10 1511) all worked fine.

    In explorer I can see the computer on which the shared drive is located, but when I click on the name I get the dreaded "Enter network credentials" pop-up window.

    Computer A is a desktop PC, which has a shared partition "Data on A960".

    Computer B is a laptop PC, which has a shard partition "Data on T400".

    Computer A can see and access the share on computer B, however computer B cannot do likewise.

    The strange thing is that computer A also hosts a shared printer and computer B can print to the printer without any issues, so it's unlikely to be related to any issues with IP addresses (I assume!).

    Both PCs have a admin-level user account, with no password, and the accounts are not linked to any online or external Microsoft accounts. I've tried entering the host and username of each PC when attempting to log-in via the Network credentials pop-up window, with no luck.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can try next?

    Cheers,

    Mike.

    I stumbled across this solution, which immediately worked for me:
    1. Settings => Network & Internet => Network and Sharing Center (near bottom middle) => Change advanced sharing settings (near top left)
    2. Scroll to the bottom, and expand "All Networks"
    3. Select "Turn off password protected sharing"

    I was so happy to find a toggle for my/our specific problem, but I have to admit this is quite hidden. I did have to redefine the network sharing permissions for each folder.

    I don't know if this is the solution you're looking for, but it suffices for my very basic needs.
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       01 Sep 2016 #23

    yakbox said: View Post
    I stumbled across this solution, which immediately worked for me:
    1. Settings => Network & Internet => Network and Sharing Center (near bottom middle) => Change advanced sharing settings (near top left)
    2. Scroll to the bottom, and expand "All Networks"
    3. Select "Turn off password protected sharing"

    I was so happy to find a toggle for my/our specific problem, but I have to admit this is quite hidden. I did have to redefine the network sharing permissions for each folder.

    I don't know if this is the solution you're looking for, but it suffices for my very basic needs.
    Yes, that's how I fixed my access to shared folders between PCs. If you turn on password protected sharing, you get the credentials nag box which never accepts any of the user account passwords.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2015
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       02 Sep 2016 #24

    yakbox said: View Post
    I stumbled across this solution, which immediately worked for me:
    1. Settings => Network & Internet => Network and Sharing Center (near bottom middle) => Change advanced sharing settings (near top left)
    2. Scroll to the bottom, and expand "All Networks"
    3. Select "Turn off password protected sharing"

    I was so happy to find a toggle for my/our specific problem, but I have to admit this is quite hidden. I did have to redefine the network sharing permissions for each folder.

    I don't know if this is the solution you're looking for, but it suffices for my very basic needs.
    Hi.
    First.. Please excuse my poor english as I am german. I'll try to describe my problem as good as I can.

    So.. back to "yakbox"-quote...
    This is how I run my PCs since I use a network.
    But for some reason it is not possible anymore since the 1607 update to switch off the "password protected sharing". It is somehow locked in the password protection mode. I can change it by clicking on "Turn off..." and I can also click on "Save Changes" - but the changes wont save. After expanding "All Networks" again the "Password Protection.." is ON again.

    I have a second Desktop PC which is identical to the one with this issue. The second one does not have this problem.
    There I can turn off the password protection and save it - and then it is saved and stays OFF .

    I dont know what is going on there?!
    Even a network reset didn't help.

    Any help would be nice..
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  5. Joined : Jun 2015
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       02 Sep 2016 #25

    Nordberg said: View Post
    Hi.
    First.. Please excuse my poor english as I am german. I'll try to describe my problem as good as I can.

    So.. back to "yakbox"-quote...
    This is how I run my PCs since I use a network.
    But for some reason it is not possible anymore since the 1607 update to switch off the "password protected sharing". It is somehow locked in the password protection mode. I can change it by clicking on "Turn off..." and I can also click on "Save Changes" - but the changes wont save. After expanding "All Networks" again the "Password Protection.." is ON again.

    I have a second Desktop PC which is identical to the one with this issue. The second one does not have this problem.
    There I can turn off the password protection and save it - and then it is saved and stays OFF .

    I dont know what is going on there?!
    Even a network reset didn't help.

    Any help would be nice..
    I had that problem in Windows 8 and enclose my fix below. I don't know if this solution will work in Windows 10 since the Guest account is handled differently, but it's worth a try:


    • Enable guest account -run net user Guest /active:yes from an admin command prompt
    • Run netplwiz and set no password for guest account
    • Turn off password protected sharing
    • Disable guest account -run net user Guest /active:no from an admin command prompt
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  6. Joined : Oct 2015
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    Windows 10 (1607 Build 14393.351)
       02 Sep 2016 #26

    Steve C said: View Post
    I had that problem in Windows 8 and enclose my fix below. I don't know if this solution will work in Windows 10 since the Guest account is handled differently, but it's worth a try:


    • Enable guest account -run net user Guest /active:yes from an admin command prompt
    Thx for your reply, but.. maybe a silly question.. How can I enable the/a guest account?

    I only have five options in the UA-Manager:
    - Changes for own account
    - Change own accountname
    - Change own account-type
    - manage another account
    - changes for UAC
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  7. Joined : Jun 2015
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       02 Sep 2016 #27

    You need to run those commands in bold from an admin command prompt - Windows Key + X and choose Command Prompt (Admin)
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  8. Joined : Oct 2015
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    Windows 10 (1607 Build 14393.351)
       02 Sep 2016 #28

    Steve C said: View Post
    You need to run those commands in bold from an admin command prompt - Windows Key + X and choose Command Prompt (Admin)
    Thats what I did (yes, admin command prompt). Answer: "The user name couldn't be found".
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  9. Joined : Jun 2015
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       02 Sep 2016 #29

    That's odd since it works for me - see screenshot:
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       02 Sep 2016 #30

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