computername\username logon issue

March 30, 2009 at 03:10:33
Specs: Windows XP
Hey everyone,

I'm having trouble accessing a shared server from my win xp machine. Everytime i try to connect to the server my machine puts computername\username in the User Name login box which the server doesnt recognise as it only wants my username.

Anyone know how I can stop win xp prepending computername to my username when i'm trying to logon to the server?

Maybe there's a registry setting or something?

Cheers,


Rob.


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#1
March 30, 2009 at 06:06:00
Are you running XP Home? How are you connecting to the server? Are both machines on the same LAN?

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#2
March 30, 2009 at 06:06:51
Is this an active directory integrated Windows domain?

Is the server running an actual server OS (operating system) or is it an XP PC? If server OS, which one?

If this is a workgroup and not a domain, you'll want to create a user account on the 'server' that reflects the login credentials of the PC you wish to connect to the share with. What I mean is, the user account should have the same username/password used to login to the other PC at bootup. Add that user account to the share and you'll no longer be asked for a username/password when connecting to the share.


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#3
March 30, 2009 at 07:37:59
The server is running linux (Linux version 2.6.18-5-amd64 (Debian 2.6.18.dfsg.1-17)) and my machine is running windows xp pro.

The server has an account in my username and with my password, the same as what I am trying to logon with, but windows keeps prepending computername (in this case laptop1) to my username in the login box. So in effect the linux server sees me attempting to login with the username laptop1\fred instead of just fred.

Any ideas?

I'm thinking there must be some setting or entry somewhere that is telling xp to prepend the computername but i havent found it yet!

Cheers,

Rob.


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#4
March 30, 2009 at 08:38:33
What happens if you select "Logon as different user?" Then enter your criteria there?

EEOC


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#5
March 30, 2009 at 16:10:31
Let me know if it works, it's just a guess.

Right click on Local Area Connection, left click on properties, authentication and uncheck authenticate as computer when computer information is available.


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