How do I disable the 'Enter Network Credentials' screen

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  1. Posts : 15
    Windows 10
       #1

    How do I disable the 'Enter Network Credentials' screen


    Ever since Homegroup was discontinued I have been having network sharing problems. I have a desktop and laptop both cabled to a router. From Explorer/network I cannot see the desktop from the laptop.

    But the first problem is how do I disable the "Enter Network Credentials" screen. From both computers it always asks for my user name and password when I double click on a computer in Explorer/network.

    I have disabled and turned off "Credential Manager" in Computer Management/Services on both computers but that didn't help. I'm running Windows 10 1909.
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  2. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #2

    Re-enable the Credential Manager service.

    Create matching user id's and passwords on each system.

    In Network and Sharing Center -

    Private profile -

    Turn on Network Discovery
    Turn on File and Printer Sharing

    Guest or Public -

    Everything turned off

    All networks -

    Turn off Public Folder Sharing
    Turn on 128-bit Encryption
    Turn on Password Protected Sharing

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    There is a known issue with Windows 10 not being able to see other systems on the network.

    I did the following on each system to fix it on our LAN -

    1. Created a batch file called FDResPub.bat that contains two lines -

    net stop FDResPub
    net start FDResPub


    2. Created a task to run the batch file at system startup in Task Scheduler.
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  3. Posts : 15
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks very much for the reply.

    I'm not sure what my existing user id and passwords are. How do I go about setting new ones?
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  4. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #4

    Two ways to handle Shared Folders on other computers.

    First -


    1. Right-click on the folder you want to share.

    2. Select Give access to, then Advanced sharing...

    3. Click the Advanced sharing button.

    4. Check Share this folder.

    5. Click the Permissions button.

    6. Select the users you want to have access, and give them the permissions they need.

    Second -

    1. Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot

    2. In the Find and fix other problems section, select Shared Folders.

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    Barcode said:
    Thanks very much for the reply.

    I'm not sure what my existing user id and passwords are. How do I go about setting new ones?
    1. Right-click on the Start icon and select Search.

    2. Type control

    The first entry will be Control Panel (yep, it still exists).

    3. Click on Control Panel .

    4. Click on User Accounts in Control Panel.

    5. Click on Manage another account.

    6. Click on the user you want.

    7. Click on Change the password.
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  5. Posts : 15
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    When I click "Give access to", it does not show Advanced sharing . It shows Remove access, Homegroup (new), Homegroup (View and edit) and Specific people.

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    I went to Control Panel and clicked on User Accounts but it only shows Change account type and Remove User accounts but not Manage another account

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    I tried the following on my laptop
    1. Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot
    2. In the Find and fix other problems section, select Shared Folders.
    but it could not find my desktop PC.
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  6. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #6

    Are you logged on as an Administrator?
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  7. Posts : 15
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    I rebooted and tried to login as administrator but I don't know my password Grrrrr
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  8. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #8

    When you are logged on, can you right click on the Start icon and run Command Prompt (Admin)?

    If so, run the following command -

    net user administrator /active:yes

    Reboot.

    This activates the "hidden" Administrator account, and should show as a user option on the Lock screen at login.
    Last edited by OldNavyGuy; 27 Jun 2020 at 22:33.
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  9. Posts : 15
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Don't see Command Prompt (Admin)? when I right click on Start. I have to search and then enter net user administrator /active:yes at the cmd prompt. But now when I do that I get System error 5 has occurred.
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  10. Posts : 1,604
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110
       #10

    Barcode said:
    I rebooted and tried to login as administrator but I don't know my password Grrrrr
    When you set up you computer, you used either your e-mail address or your mobile phone number... go to C:/users to see who you actually are. It will have 5 numbers (phone#) or 5 letters (e-mail)
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