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XP permissions/locations

By rmt1 ·
I have a very small network - 3 machines, 2 x NT4(SP6), 1 x XPpro(SP2), XP machine connected via wireless, NT machine via cable - but all through the same router and all members of the same workgroup. All network IDs are correct and all machines are visible to each other in 'network neighbourhood'. Other normal tests for network connectivity are positive. I cannot set permissions (on the XP machine) for the NT machines to login to specific directories. If I try
(folder)> Properties > Security > Add > Locations
... all I see is the local (XP) machine. All three machines have the same usernames/passwords ( although two of the latter are blank).
Sorry if this is particularly trivial, but all suggestions would be welcome.

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XP blank password at console only

by dave In reply to XP permissions/locations

XPPro SP1/2 require that user accounts that access the machine over a network to have a password. If you want to turn this off, go into local group policy and disable the security setting that limits blank passwords to console only.


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by rmt1 In reply to XP blank password at cons ...

Thanks Dave.
Any ideas as to why
(folder)> Properties > Security > Add > Locations
on the XP machine only lists this machine itself and that no other workgroup members are visible?
All the best

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