File sharing between WinME and WinXP

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Stephen BIllard, Dec 27, 2003.

  1. Does anyone know how to set up Windows ME so that it will
    use a User ID/Password when accessing shared folders on
    Windows XP. Or, failing that, what user ID does Windows
    ME present to XP when accessing the share.

    RIght now, if I try to access the share, I get a password
    dialog with no way to specify the user. My XP setup
    requires user level access.

    I am running a network without domain logon.
    Stephen BIllard, Dec 27, 2003
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  2. If you have XP Home Edition, run the Network Setup Wizard on XP to
    fully enable file sharing. That should eliminate the password dialog:

    XP ICS - Starting the Network Setup Wizard

    If you've explicitly created a password for XP's Guest account, enter
    that password at the password dialog.

    If you have XP Professional and have explicitly disabled simple file
    sharing, see this web page for how to get access from Windows ME:

    Windows XP Professional File Sharing
    Best Wishes,
    Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

    Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
    for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
    addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

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    Steve Winograd [MVP], Dec 27, 2003
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