Mapped drives requesting password???

By kramar2uk ·
Recently I have added 2 new PC s to a workgroup (User 1 and User 2) they both XP professional SP3.
At first I could not access my shared drives (on User1 and User2) but after setting password on User 1 and User2 I was able to access my drives.
Now the problem I have is that if I change my passwords on User1 and User2 to something different then what it was I will no longer be able to access shared drives on User 1 and User2.
Is there same sort of security policies that I need to now about in order to disable password request when accessing shared drives and be able to change user password on User1 and User2.
Your answers much appreciated

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by c.ingram In reply to Mapped drives requesting ...

Check the share permissions on the drives, give the everyone group read permissions.

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if you don't need password protected sharing..

by computechdan In reply to Mapped drives requesting ...

go to the control panel
folder options
near the bottom check "use simple file sharing"

click ok as needed

then the shares will no longer require a password

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just wanted to check...

by kramar2uk In reply to if you don't need passwor ...

hi thanks for your reply
just wanted to check if I use simple file sharing will I be able to change my user account password on User1 and User2 and others would still be able to access shared files without providing the passwords in order to gain access to shared files?

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If your computers are in a workgroup

by tintoman In reply to Mapped drives requesting ...

You will need to have a user account with on each of the computers you want to access, it is ofeten therefore more beneficial to use the same user name and passwords on all the machines, that way once you log on to one, you will get automatic access to the shared files on the others without inputting a password

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Thanks for all your help and advice I am now through with this issue

by kramar2uk In reply to If your computers are in ...

I am now through with this issue

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