login to system

March 4, 2009 at 12:17:52
Specs: Windows XP
I have to systems that have windows XP OS. I use a application the uses HTTP(S) as it its protocol to connect with each other. I create a normal windows user name and password on one of the system that we call a gateway system. on the client I enter the user name and password and the IP address on the gateway. I can not log in to the gateway unless I put a .\ in front of the username example: .\username.

Can some help understand why i have to use the .\

Thanks in advance

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March 4, 2009 at 15:17:30
Standard network protocol. It tells the operating system that this is a network address, not a resource on the local computer.

Computers are stupid you see, they have to be told every little detail otherwise they get terribly confused very easily.


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