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  1.    16 Jun 2017 #1
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    Old unknown credentials blocking networking


    Years ago a computer technician set up our computers on a network. We have a few new computers and want to add them to the network. Apparently one of the older computers is the main one in the network and is protected by credentials that we were never given by the tech. Is there a way to bypass or overwrite the credentials on the older "main" computer? All computers now have Win 10 installed.

    We would like to network all the computers without any need for credentials.

    Thanks.
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  2.    16 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Charlotte, NC
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    Hey Dutch,
    Windows Key + S ... type credentials ... select Credential Manager

    Click on the Windows Credential Icon
    Look under the Windows Credentials for the accounts to you want edit/remove

    Note: Good idea to back up credentials, just in case

    We would like to network all the computers without any need for credentials.
    Turn On or Off Password Protected Sharing in Windows 10 Windows 10 Network Sharing Tutorials
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  3.    16 Jun 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle51 View Post
    Hey Dutch,
    Windows Key + S ... type credentials ... select Credential Manager

    Click on the Windows Credential Icon
    Look under the Windows Credentials for the accounts to you want edit/remove
    Did this. The password is hidden (a row of dots). There's an option to Edit. If I select Edit, will I be able to edit the password?

    Thanks.
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  4.    16 Jun 2017 #4
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    Charlotte, NC
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    Did this. The password is hidden (a row of dots). There's an option to Edit. If I select Edit, will I be able to edit the password?
    Yes, that is where you edit the password.
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  5.    09 Jul 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle51 View Post
    Yes, that is where you edit the password.
    Is it possible to edit the password without knowing what it is? We don't want to delete it if that will lock us out of the network.

    Also, would it be possible to set up a new network from the new computer? Currently computers A & B are networked. Would it be possible to network computers B & C (C being the new one), while leaving the other network between A & B intact?

    Thanks.
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  6.    09 Jul 2017 #6
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    Charlotte, NC
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    Is it possible to edit the password without knowing what it is? We don't want to delete it if that will lock us out of the network.
    You need to know the current password for the computer\account your editing.

    Also, would it be possible to set up a new network from the new computer? Currently computers A & B are networked. Would it be possible to network computers B & C (C being the new one), while leaving the other network between A & B intact?
    Yes, you can network as many computers as you'd like. Just turn on Network Discovery on C and share the folder(s) you want. The shared folder(s) will then be accessible to the computers on the network, based on share permissions you set the folders(s).
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  7.    09 Jul 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle51 View Post
    Yes, you can network as many computers as you'd like. Just turn on Network Discovery on C and share the folder(s) you want. The shared folder(s) will then be accessible to the computers on the network, based on share permissions you set the folders(s).
    Would that be via Homegroup | Create a Homegroup, or somewhere else?
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  8.    09 Jul 2017 #8
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    Just use workgroup homegroup is a pain as its needs ipv6 and its a mess at the best of times
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  9.    09 Jul 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuria View Post
    Just use workgroup homegroup is a pain as its needs ipv6 and its a mess at the best of times
    Good to know. How/where do I go to create a workgroup? Thanks.
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  10.    09 Jul 2017 #10
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    The Workgroup is already created by windows. You just need to make sure you have Network Discovery and File & Print Sharing turned on for the computer your wanting to create the share on, then share the folder and set the share permissions.

    Turn On or Off Network Discovery in Windows 10 Windows 10 Network Sharing Tutorials

    How to set up file sharing on Windows 10 | Geek Squad
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