View Full Version : How do you set the windows network client log on in XP?
12-27-03, 10:31 AM
I am having a bear of a time trying to figgure this one out. Thanks for your help.
12-27-03, 06:46 PM
The new comp is XP and the old ones are ME. Do you all think that that is the problem?
you are going to need to explain what it is your are doing to more detail..
12-29-03, 02:49 AM
It's whatever you log onto the machine with. Win9x is a bit different in that you can use the "Windows logon" or the "Networking Client logon" as the main login.
Basically you need to set it up so that each computer has the account(s) created for the account(s) used on any other PC(s) that will access it.
If you log into PC1 as "user1" and want to access PC2, you'll also need to create "user1" on PC2. If you want PC1 to access PC3 also, you need to create "user1" on PC3 also. If you log into PC3 as "winxpiscoolyo", you'll need to create "winxpiscoolyo" users on PC1 and PC2 to access those as well.
A domain handles all this stuff on a big network. Basically the list of all the users is kept on a server. Rather than PC1 looking to see if it has a "winxpiscoolyo" user, it checks against the user list on the domain server. That way there's only one central user list, instead of a million different users on each individual PC.
Note that without a centralized list like that, you'll have to make changes to the account on all the PCs. If you change your password on PC3, you'll also need to update the password for "winxpiscoolyo" on PC1 and PC2. Otherwise when PC3 tries to connect to the others, the password it sends won't match what the other PCs have, so it won't allow it. -------------------------
ok if you are running a workgroup you do not log into the other machines..
Authentication will be required when you are accessing resources on another machine in your workgroup, but that can be easily handled by simply creating an identical user account on all machines with the same password.
but if yuou are expecting to see a login screen upon boot up, that has nothiung to do with logging into a workgroup.
You log into your local machine. To make that happen, create a user account, and make sure it requires a password. the next time you reboot you will see a login screen. But again, this has nothing to do with any other machine that your own.