Herb Segal wrote:
> I'm trying to connect from a vista laptop on my home network to a computer
> running windows 2000.
> I go to my network and see the computer but when I try and log-on it asks
> for a user name and password when there isn't any on the windows 2000
> Any idea what I'm doing wrong.
You may have not assigned passwords, but there are always user accounts and
the user accounts on both your computers do not match.
Create matching user accounts and passwords on all machines. You do not need
to be logged into the same account on all machines and the passwords
assigned to each user account can be different; the accounts/passwords just
need to exist and match on all machines. If you wish a machine to boot
directly to the Desktop (into one particular user's account) for
convenience, you can do this. The instructions at this link work for both
XP and Vista:
Configure Windows to Automatically Login (MVP Ramesh) - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Autologon.htm
(This procedure may also work for Win2k but I just don't remember since it's
been about 8 years since I ran that OS.)
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