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By jarcher ·
My laptop (Win9 has been connected to my PC (W2K Professional) for some time. But the other day, I got a password prompt on my laptop when trying to print to my shared printer on the PC asking for the password for the IPC$ share. Looking through the help files I found that the share is used for a feature similar to named pipes and the output of one application can be used as the input for another, even on different machines. However, being a system share, there is no way to change the password to something I'll know, or to find out what it currrently is. And I'm not even sure why all of a sudden I am being prompted for the password to complete the connection. I cannot remember what I have done differently (although, I seldom change anything on either machines). And I can also see each and every share on the laptop from the PC, however, I can make no network connection to the PC from the laptop. ANY IDEAS?

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by Magetower In reply to IPC$

The userid you use on the W98 system to access the W2K system has an expired password.

Check the user account on the W2K system to see if it has the 'Password never expires' box un-checked. By default passwords on a W2K Prof system expire after 42 days. You do not recieve the expiration warning unless you acually logon to the local box and it eventually starts prompting for a password after the expiration date has passed again without warning.

If you do not want to worry about changing the password for that account check the box and reset the password.

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