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  1.    28 Dec 2015 #1
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    What is this network password prompt asking for ?


    One of scores and scores of people having home network connection issues...when prompted for the password, etc, when trying to access a network share (another desktop in the house)...This may sound stupid...but what is the attached jpg network password asking for ?

    Right now only a 2 PC network (not Homegroup) Sharing is enabled and in Private mode all network settings have been checked and double checked

    Is it the password for the current system...ie this PC's password when trying to connect to Network share ?
    Is it the particular user that's logged on password ?
    Is it the password for the network share I'm trying to reach ?
    Is it separate or different from the Windows On-line account password ?

    Same for user...is it the current users name...is it the current PC's name....or is it the name the MS account is using

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  2.    28 Dec 2015 #2
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    The user name is the current user name of the comp you want to access. BUT, you must prefix it with the comp name.
    e.g. MARYANNES-WIN10\username

    Naturally, the password is for the 'username' account.

    These credentials should be stored in ctrl-panel\Credential Manager\Windows Credentials.

    Hope this helps.
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  3.    29 Dec 2015 #3
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    I've been dealing with this for a couple of days since I can't get Homegroup to work on Windows 10. You actually don't have to preface it with the computer name as that is done in the heading. Enter exactly Maryann's username (maryann@xxxxx.com) and the password she uses to log into windows.

    At least that finally works for mine and my wife's computer.
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  4.    29 Dec 2015 #4
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    Really not sure how you have a username that looks like an email account. Perhaps we are comparing apples with oranges?

    In the OPs situation the username does have to be prefixed with the computer name, MARYANNES-WIN10, because, as you can see, the Domain is set to TIMS-WIN10 not MARYANNES.
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  5.    29 Dec 2015 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Quote Originally Posted by cato View Post
    I've been dealing with this for a couple of days since I can't get Homegroup to work on Windows 10. You actually don't have to preface it with the computer name as that is done in the heading. Enter exactly Maryann's username (maryann@xxxxx.com) and the password she uses to log into windows.

    At least that finally works for mine and my wife's computer.

    Quote Originally Posted by linw View Post
    Really not sure how you have a username that looks like an email account. Perhaps we are comparing apples with oranges?

    In the OPs situation the username does have to be prefixed with the computer name, MARYANNES-WIN10, because, as you can see, the Domain is set to TIMS-WIN10 not MARYANNES.

    @linw, of course a username can and always will be an email address if the user signs in to Windows with a Microsoft account.

    @cato, that only applies if the user account used to sign in is a Microsoft account. If the user account is a local account you need to give the full username as ComputerName\UserProfileName.

    Remember that in Windows the username and the user profile name are two different things. Using a Microsoft account, your username is your MS account email address but your user profile name is the name of your user profile. When creating a new MS account in Windows 10 the system names the user profiles using a five letter abbreviation, for instance a user larry.laffer@SomeEmailProvider.com would get a user profile folder in C:\Users named as LarLa. In this case this user could sign remotely in to another computer with either a username larry.laffer@SomeEmailProvider.com, or with the full username RemoteComputerName\LarLa.

    With local accounts if the user has not changed his / her username, the username and user profile name are the same. However, if for instance the user L_Laffer later changes his username to Larry, now the username and user profile name would be different; his username as shown in Welcome / Login Screen and Start would be Larry, but his user profile name would still be L_Laffer because changing the username does not change the user profile name. In this case he would need to sign remotely in as RemoteComputerName\L_Laffer​, also after he changed his username to Larry.

    Notice that instead of the RemoteComputerName\UserProfileName it is always possible to sign remotely in to another computer, be it a remote connection or accessing a shared drive, by replacing the remote computer name with Windows (Windows\UserProfileName). A Microsoft account user larry.laffer@SomeEmailProvider.com can sign in to resources on remote computer with either his email address, RemoteComputerName\LarLa or Windows\LarLa, and a local account user L_Laffer can sign in to remote resource with RemoteComputerName\L_Laffer or Windows\L_Laffer. This can sometimes be practical when you need to sign in to a remote computer but you do not remember the exact computer name; just replace it with Windows and you are all set.

    Kari
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  6.    29 Dec 2015 #6
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    Thanks, Kari. I think. I've spent too much time with Windows 3.1, 95, 98, XP and Windows 7. The short time I had Windows 8 I only signed in locally, but I never had the problems trying to set up a network as with WIndows 10. Only way I could get it to work was Managing Windows Credentials on both computers and setting logins, passwords, etc.

    Still haven't figured out Homegroup and that's all I ever used between the two computers for the last several years. Actually, neither one are necessary the way our computers are used. Just that it's there and I had to tinker. Eventually I'll even get Homegroup figured out...maybe.
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  7.    29 Dec 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by linw View Post
    Really not sure how you have a username that looks like an email account. Perhaps we are comparing apples with oranges?

    In the OPs situation the username does have to be prefixed with the computer name, MARYANNES-WIN10, because, as you can see, the Domain is set to TIMS-WIN10 not MARYANNES.
    My mistake. I didn't see the Domain name.
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  8.    29 Dec 2015 #8
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    Whew, Kari. Must re-read that again more slowly.

    Cato, we have both learnt something. That's what forums are about, eh.
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  9.    30 Dec 2015 #9
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    Exactly what they are for. I'm still trying to digest Kari's response. I followed him around on Sevenforums so I know he knows what he is talking about.
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  10.    30 Dec 2015 #10
    Join Date : Apr 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.483

    You could turn off Password protected sharing:

    Right click on Network and select Properties.
    Click on Change advanced sharing settings at left.
    Click the down arrow next to All Networks at the bottom.
    Select Turn off password protected sharing.
    Click the Save changes button.
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