Windows 10: Network Credentials

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  1.    10 Aug 2015 #1

    Network Credentials


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    Could anyone please tell me what I need to enter for "Network Credentials" to access these shared folders on I7PC from I7HASWELL?
    I have password-protected sharing OFF but I am still asked for account name and password.
    I7PC has only one account, I enter the account name and password, but they are not accepted.
    (I also tried entering the one and only account details on I7HASWELL, but that did not work either. I didn't think this was the correct thing to do anyway!)

    This issue arose after upgrading I7HASWELL from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.
    I7PC is still running Windows 8.1.
    All shares worked without issue when both PCs were running Windows 8.1.
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  2.    10 Aug 2015 #2

    These things can be very frustrating, speaking from experience! Win 10 is more fussy with credentials, for sure.

    Looking at that Security popup it does look like you got the NAS name in there. compname\userid is the username required. In your case, I7PC\Aileen.

    If you click the Remember my credentials box, it should store these credentials. Ctrl-panel\Credential Manager\Windows Credentials will show these. You can add and edit them there as well.

    Just confirm you have followed these guidelines for a start.

    Edit:- fixed error in username.
    Last edited by linw; 10 Aug 2015 at 21:47.
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  3.    11 Aug 2015 #3

    Sorry, but I didn't quite follow your analysis!
    Do you mean that the user name I am entering, namely I7PC\Aileen, is incorrect? - It certainly fails to work.
    What should I be entering instead?
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  4.    11 Aug 2015 #4

    Sorry, just wanted to make sure you did have the name right! Is this credential stored in ctrl panel?

    If you have the correct credentials, and it seems like you do, maybe you need to re-check the sharing/permissions of those folders. Personally, I add user Everyone and give them full control.

    It can work so hope you see some light soon.
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  5.    11 Aug 2015 #5

    Still no solution


    Thanks for your help, but I can get nowhere yet.
    I am entering the correct username and password, the shares are all set up correctly, password-protected sharing is off, yet I can't get beyond the Enter Network Credentials barrier.
    Sharing in the opposite direction between these two PCs works without issue and those shares were set up just the same.
    So at a loss as to what is happening.
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  6.    12 Aug 2015 #6

    Same Network Credentials Issue


    Hello:

    I have the same issue after upgrading to Windows 10.

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  7.    13 Aug 2015 #7

    Is HUGO the user on COMPTROLLER whose shares you are trying to access?

    On this assumption, the username should be COMPTROLLER\Hugo. (See Peter's name above I7PC\Aileen).

    OK, Peter's is not working but see if yours will work with the full username anyway. Until you do this, your problem is different from Peters.
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  8.    14 Aug 2015 #8

    Solved


    I have managed to solve this issue.
    I noticed, while checking everything I could think of, that both of our PCs had been assigned different IP addresses to what they had previously. I have no idea how or why!
    I changed them back, using my router's software interface, to the static IP addresses they had beforehand and the Network Credential issue immediately disappeared.
    I can't pretend to understand how the change of IP addresses created the problem in the first place or why changing back has cured it, but everything seems to work now.
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  9.    14 Aug 2015 #9

    Bloomin' hell. After all that agonising about esoterica it was a problem with IP addresses! Never thought to ask you about that.

    Glad that it is working now.
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  10.    02 Sep 2015 #10

    My solution


    PeterAstle said: View Post
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    Could anyone please tell me what I need to enter for "Network Credentials" to access these shared folders on I7PC from I7HASWELL?
    I have password-protected sharing OFF but I am still asked for account name and password.
    I7PC has only one account, I enter the account name and password, but they are not accepted.
    (I also tried entering the one and only account details on I7HASWELL, but that did not work either. I didn't think this was the correct thing to do anyway!)

    This issue arose after upgrading I7HASWELL from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.
    I7PC is still running Windows 8.1.
    All shares worked without issue when both PCs were running Windows 8.1.
    I had a similar problem on upgrading to Windows 10. One machine could not connect to others on the network, although they could connect with it. On the problem machine I kept getting the constant request for Network Credentials, which no username or password would satisfy.

    The solution then occurred to me. I had a different username on the problem machine. Rather foolishly on upgrade, I responded to the request to enter details of my Microsoft account and ended up with a username which was my email address.

    My solution was to set up a new user account using my normal username, and delete the old one keeping my files of documents, favourites etc.

    Having transferred the old files over to the new user account, I have lost nothing but can now access my network without having to give any passwords.

    I am happier with my "new" username, but have had to repeat the personal changes which I made on original upgrade (getting rid of Bing, Cortana etc) and set up a new restore point and backup arrangements.

    I spent many hours messing with Credentials Manager and Network and Sharing settings, and came to the conclusion that the former was unnecessary and that the standard settings for file sharing were fine for my relatively unsophisticated network. These settings incidentally leave password protection on.

    Give this a try, if you too have usernames which don't match between machines.
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