Network Credentials error - cannot find solution


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1

    Network Credentials error - cannot find solution


    I'm trying to network my new Windows 10 PC and keep getting the dreaded "network credentials" user/password error when trying to access a Windows 7 PC. I have been researching for at least 5 hours now, and every solution I try doesn't work. To the best of my memory, here is what I have tried so far:

    In Win10 network settings:
    Turned off all password protected sharing
    Turned on all share options

    In Advanced System Properties> System Settings> Computer Name tab> Network ID> I changed from "This network is part of a business network" to "Home computer: not part of business network". After the required reboot it reverted back to "business network" again

    In Credentials Manager, I cleared all credentials

    In Services, I temporarily stopped credentials manager from running

    I have no issues sharing a network between two Win7 PCs. I understand the primary cause is that Microsoft eliminated the Homegroup option in Win10, but what's frustrating is that I can't find a solution for this network credentials problem.

    I'm sure there is some obscure something I haven't tried yet and I'm hoping someone here knows what it is. I can't use Win10 if i can't transfer the data from my Win7 PC.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.
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  2. Posts : 7,151
    windows 10
       #2

    Welcome to the forum. Please read the rules and dont double post.
    You are tryng to connect to a share that is set for everyone yes
    You have set NTFS permissions on the share yes
    When you try and connect it ask for username and password that is on the pc your connecting to if you supply that what happens.
    By default windows passes the username and password you logged in with its simpler to set the same usernam and password on the pc your connecting to as its then seamless
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  3. Posts : 8
    Linwin 10 - Kali Linux
       #3

    Windows 10 somehow does not allow anonymous logins to any share, I'd recommend to set a username and password in order to do so.
    As Samuria mention, with the current session account creedentials should be enough,

    On the contrary WIN 7 allows anonymous logins and transfer, hence you can transfer files.

    I'd recommend you to use an FTP server to transfer data

    yo go to cmd and write optionalfeatures.exe
    and add FTP Server as one of your features

    Como configurar servidor FTP en Windows 10
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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Sorry about double posting. I was trying to reach as many people as possible and didn't know which category would be best.

    In regards to your questions,

    "You are tryng to connect to a share that is set for everyone" - Yes

    "You have set NTFS permissions on the share" - Not sure what this means so I can't answer

    "When you try and connect it ask for username and password that is on the pc your connecting to if you supply that what happens."

    - I was mistakenly entering 'Network' as the username instead of the username of the computer I am trying to connect to. When I entered the correct username, the network credentials box went away and the hard drive and some of the folders showed on the computer but I get a "cannot access" error when I click on them. All except for one folder than I am able to access all the files on it.

    I have spent the last hour trying to figure out why I can only access that one folder but not the hard drive it is on.

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    TuxMaster22 said:
    Windows 10 somehow does not allow anonymous logins to any share, I'd recommend to set a username and password in order to do so.
    As Samuria mention, with the current session account creedentials should be enough,

    On the contrary WIN 7 allows anonymous logins and transfer, hence you can transfer files.

    I'd recommend you to use an FTP server to transfer data

    yo go to cmd and write optionalfeatures.exe
    and add FTP Server as one of your features
    I should mention I am not an expert when it comes to computers. I have some average knowledge but getting into ftp and entering command lines is beyond my realm of expertise.

    Average users like me shouldn't be having such a difficult time networking two computers. Win7 was a piece of cake. I was up and running in a matter of minutes. I've been at this all day now.

    On the PC I am trying to access I have set every folder and user permission to share and full control. Nothing is working.
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  5. Posts : 578
    Windows 10
       #5

    Hello

    Have you made sure that both computers are in the same Workgroup? I always find that this helps.

    Good luck
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  6. Posts : 7,151
    windows 10
       #6

    You need to set ntfs permission on folders to gain access Setting NTFS Permissions - NTFS.com
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  7. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Pluginz said:
    Hello

    Have you made sure that both computers are in the same Workgroup? I always find that this helps.

    Good luck
    Win10 no longer has the Workgroup option. That is what seems to be causing of the problem.

    Samuria said:
    You need to set ntfs permission on folders to gain access Setting NTFS Permissions - NTFS.com
    Yes. Did that for both Win10 & Win7 PCs.

    I was able to access folders on the Win7 PC, but still cannot access the drive itself. I had to go to each folder on the hard drive and create an "Everyone" group with full permissions under Properties>Advanced Sharing>Permissions. I couldn't do it for all the folders at once, which would have been super convenient, I had to do it with each folder individually.

    I still cannot access any folder or drive on the Win10 PC from the Win7PC. No matter what I have done, nothing from the Win10 PC shows up under Win7 Networking.

    Years ago I had a friend who got so frustrated trying to upgrade to Win10 that he switched to a Mac. At the time I thought he was overreacting, but after spending 2 days trying to network a Win10 and a Win7 PC, I can understand why he did it. If I can't figure this out in the next day or so I'll be forced to stick with Win7.

    I heard that Microsoft eliminated the Workgroup option from Win10 in order to get people to use OneDrive. I suspect this is the reason Microsoft was literally giving away upgrades to Win10. Strategy: get everyone to upgrade, then remove the feature that allows them to share computers so they will be forced to pay for OneDrive. When looking for Win10 networking help on their website, the first suggestion is to use OneDrive.
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  8. Posts : 7,151
    windows 10
       #8

    If you want to use the drive you need to login to the drive not share folder. Stting ntfs permission to everyone on files can be very dangerous.
    All windows have a hidden share for each drive with a $ ie c$ d$

    The simple way to do this is to use a cmd file

    net use s: \\tower\c$ /user:HTG password

    net use gives it a drive letter on your pc you can change s
    change \\tower to the pc your connecting to name or use IP
    change HTG to an admin user on the pc your connecting to
    password is the password for the admin user on the pc your connecting too

    so you write this in notepad you version

    net use s: \\tower\c$ /user:HTG password

    then save as connect.cmd (make sure you untick txt

    then when you want to connect you double click on the file job done
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