C$ mount keeps challenging for password even after correct entry!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Sheriff, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. Sheriff

    Sheriff Guest

    So I have multiple XP Pros call it XP-BOX1 and XP-SMALLBOX. They both
    have my account "First LastName" with same passwords. And both sides
    have this account as admin.

    Before I go any further, this didn't use to be a problem until I had
    to clean install XP-BOX1.

    OK... XP-SMALLBOX has sharing enabled that is the security ok at OS
    level. I am not explicitly sharing C drive entirely (that would be

    XP-BOX1 doesnt have sharing enabled but thats ok I am trying to mount
    \\XP-SMALLBOX\C$ on XP-BOX1. I do click on use "different user" and
    give "XP-SMALLBOX\First LastName" and password.

    When I attempt to mount the drive in above manner I get first
    challenge for password for "XP-SMALLBOX\First LastName" - thats fine
    may be the OS forgets things. Then it will turn around and ask for
    password for "XP-SMALLBOX\Guest" (grayed out). I dont have guest
    account enabled. I even tried IP addresses also created accounts
    names with no spaces but same problem.

    What is going on? By default having the two accounts with same name
    and pwds on both boxes should have taken care of things not to mention
    I make that redundant by "use different user" option, plus I have
    password for other servers set with same values for the said account.

    Any insights woudl be nice.


    Sheriff, Nov 11, 2004
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  2. Sheriff

    Miha Pihler Guest


    open and edit your local policy on your computers (Start -> Run ->
    gpedit.msc and click OK).

    Under Computer Configuration drill down to Windows Configuration -> Security
    Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options.

    Here look for Network Access: Sharing and security model for local accounts.
    Double click on this policy and set the policy to "Clasic - local users
    authenticate as themselves"

    I hope this helps,

    Miha Pihler, Nov 11, 2004
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  3. Sheriff

    Sheriff Guest

    Incredible. Thanks. I had no clue about this policy editor. Much appreciated.


    Sheriff, Nov 11, 2004
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