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Network Access Passwords

  1. #1


    Kaval Guest

    Network Access Passwords

    I have been having a problem over the past few days with a workgroup network
    I have setup at my workplace. There are only 4 computers on it but I am
    having a problem accessing one of the computers. From the start this one
    computer required a password to access the computers files. When this first
    came up I didn't know what the password was because I have not setup a
    password for any of the computers. A friend helped me out and we tried
    everything and failed. Then we got a tip from another friend to try
    "administrator" as the user name and "admin" as the password. Well that
    worked. This worked fine for about 3 months and then all of a sudden it has
    started rejecting that password and will not accept anything I try. All the
    computers are using Windows XP. Why is this happening? And is there a way I
    can remove the password completely so that it is not needed to access that
    computer?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Robert L [MVP - Networking] Guest

    Re: Network Access Passwords

    It is better to create the password. If security is not your concern, enable guest account.

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    "Kaval" <Kaval@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0BF3A899-5886-4FD6-BBBB-B225C7A27D47@microsoft.com...
    I have been having a problem over the past few days with a workgroup network
    I have setup at my workplace. There are only 4 computers on it but I am
    having a problem accessing one of the computers. From the start this one
    computer required a password to access the computers files. When this first
    came up I didn't know what the password was because I have not setup a
    password for any of the computers. A friend helped me out and we tried
    everything and failed. Then we got a tip from another friend to try
    "administrator" as the user name and "admin" as the password. Well that
    worked. This worked fine for about 3 months and then all of a sudden it has
    started rejecting that password and will not accept anything I try. All the
    computers are using Windows XP. Why is this happening? And is there a way I
    can remove the password completely so that it is not needed to access that
    computer?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Kaval Guest

    Re: Network Access Passwords

    H, thanks for the reply. I dont mind setting up passwords but how do I do
    that? My big problem right now with this is that there is one computer on the
    network that no one can access because the password it used to have no longer
    exists. I should also mention that the computer asks for the password whether
    the guest account is on or off. The big problem is that the password hasn't
    been changed by anyone using the computers(because none of us here really
    know how to do that) and now the old password doesn't work. Also there were
    never any passwords ever setup on any of the computers so none of us are even
    aware of how a password ever got installed. So in that regard, how can I go
    and remove the password or at least change it? Thanks in advance for any help

    "Robert L [MVP - Networking]" wrote:

    > It is better to create the password. If security is not your concern, enable guest account.
    >
    > Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    > Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    > How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    > "Kaval" <Kaval@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0BF3A899-5886-4FD6-BBBB-B225C7A27D47@microsoft.com...
    > I have been having a problem over the past few days with a workgroup network
    > I have setup at my workplace. There are only 4 computers on it but I am
    > having a problem accessing one of the computers. From the start this one
    > computer required a password to access the computers files. When this first
    > came up I didn't know what the password was because I have not setup a
    > password for any of the computers. A friend helped me out and we tried
    > everything and failed. Then we got a tip from another friend to try
    > "administrator" as the user name and "admin" as the password. Well that
    > worked. This worked fine for about 3 months and then all of a sudden it has
    > started rejecting that password and will not accept anything I try. All the
    > computers are using Windows XP. Why is this happening? And is there a way I
    > can remove the password completely so that it is not needed to access that
    > computer?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Robert L [MVP - Networking] Guest

    Re: Network Access Passwords

    Win98 password is saved in the windows folder. If I remember correctly, its extension is wpl.

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    "Kaval" <Kaval@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:E75F4AE4-A2AA-4048-AEDB-038B39FDC567@microsoft.com...
    H, thanks for the reply. I dont mind setting up passwords but how do I do
    that? My big problem right now with this is that there is one computer on the
    network that no one can access because the password it used to have no longer
    exists. I should also mention that the computer asks for the password whether
    the guest account is on or off. The big problem is that the password hasn't
    been changed by anyone using the computers(because none of us here really
    know how to do that) and now the old password doesn't work. Also there were
    never any passwords ever setup on any of the computers so none of us are even
    aware of how a password ever got installed. So in that regard, how can I go
    and remove the password or at least change it? Thanks in advance for any help

    "Robert L [MVP - Networking]" wrote:

    > It is better to create the password. If security is not your concern, enable guest account.
    >
    > Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    > Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    > How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    > "Kaval" <Kaval@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0BF3A899-5886-4FD6-BBBB-B225C7A27D47@microsoft.com...
    > I have been having a problem over the past few days with a workgroup network
    > I have setup at my workplace. There are only 4 computers on it but I am
    > having a problem accessing one of the computers. From the start this one
    > computer required a password to access the computers files. When this first
    > came up I didn't know what the password was because I have not setup a
    > password for any of the computers. A friend helped me out and we tried
    > everything and failed. Then we got a tip from another friend to try
    > "administrator" as the user name and "admin" as the password. Well that
    > worked. This worked fine for about 3 months and then all of a sudden it has
    > started rejecting that password and will not accept anything I try. All the
    > computers are using Windows XP. Why is this happening? And is there a way I
    > can remove the password completely so that it is not needed to access that
    > computer?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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