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    Workgroup Password Problems
    How to Fix a Password Not Being Accepted When Connecting to a Workgroup Computer
    Published by z3r010 is offline
    09 Aug 2007
    Workgroup Password Problems

    How to Fix a Password Not Being Accepted When Connecting to a Workgroup Computer in Vista


    information   Information
    This will show you how to fix a password from not being accepted when connecting to a workgroup computer.







    Method One

    Through Local Security Policy


    Note   Note
    This method is for the Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions only. For Vista Home Basic and Home Premium editions, see METHOD TWO below. See the video below to also help

    1. Open Administrative Tools.
    NOTE: In Start Menu or Control Panel (Classic View).

    2. Click on Local Security Policy.

    3. In the left pane, click the triangle next to Local Policy.

    4. In the left pane, click on Security Options.

    5. In the right pane near the bottom, click on Network security: LAN manager authentication level.

    6. Click the drop down box, and click Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated.

    7. Click on OK.

    8. Restart the computer.






    Method Two

    Through the Registry

    Note   Note
    This method is for all Vista versions. See the video below to also help.

    1. Open the Start Menu.

    2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.

    3. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.

    4. In regedit, go to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
    5. In the right pane, right click LmCompatibilityLevel and click Modify.
    NOTE: If it doesn't already exist, create a DWORD value named LmCompatibilityLevel

    6. Set the value to 1

    7. Reboot



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    Re: Workgroup Password

    Thank you for this solution, it is very much appreciated. Now if I could find a way to avoid answering a 'do you want to do ... ' question every time I try to do anything.

    Thanks again.

    Eustace Mendis.

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    Re: Workgroup Password

    Quote Originally Posted by emendis View Post
    Thank you for this solution, it is very much appreciated. Now if I could find a way to avoid answering a 'do you want to do ... ' question every time I try to do anything.

    Thanks again.

    Eustace Mendis.

    Try here User Account Control (UAC)

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    Re: Workgroup Password

    z3r010:

    Forgive the belated thanks for this tip. Too busy with other stuff (on my Macs) to get to this, but I will in the next day or two. Thank you.

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    Re: Workgroup Password

    Thanks, this worked (method 2) for me. This had been driving me nuts. Using Vista Home Premium 32 networking into iBook OS 10.3.

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    Re: Workgroup Password

    Using method 2 described above, I changed the value from 3 to 1 and rebooted - this has had no effect at all - the problem still exists.

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    Re: Workgroup Password

    ^ ditto, i am having the same problem. i am running on vista home premium, but method 2 had no effect. my PC has no trouble connecting to my laptop to access files, but the problem occurs when i try to do it the other way around. i get the error message, incorrect login, when i try to connect. is there an alternative method to fix this problem? thanks in advance.

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    Re: Workgroup Password

    Quote Originally Posted by duce. View Post
    ^ ditto, i am having the same problem. i am running on vista home premium, but method 2 had no effect. my PC has no trouble connecting to my laptop to access files, but the problem occurs when i try to do it the other way around. i get the error message, incorrect login, when i try to connect. is there an alternative method to fix this problem? thanks in advance.

    Hi Duce,

    Have you set a password for the useraccount your trying to login with?

    Steven

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    Re: Workgroup Password

    hi, thanks for the quick reply. yes, i am attempting to connect with the username/password that is associated with my PC.

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    Re: Workgroup Password

    Check if the user name on the vista is different from the one on the other system.

    Normal practice is to create the same user name on both the machines. This somehow doesn't work well with vista. so go ahead and create a different username with a different password on the vista, than the other machine.

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