Remote logins using 2x XP Pro, 1x XP home, 1x Vista home premium
Posted: 10-17-2008, 10:28 AM
The situation: I maintain an office, where they now got a computer
with Vista. There are 4 computers, all connected via lan and the idea
is that all documents are shared to everyone.
There are 2 computers with XP Professional, one with XP Home and now
one with Vista Home Premium.
Sharing works in all cases, all computers can access "my documents" on
all other computer (though on Vista I renamed the Documents folder for
the sake of the standard.
There are 3 minor issues with the system. The XP Pro are the best
1) XP Home cannot remember passwords for logging in to other
computers. Is this specific for "home"? Professional has it. Is there
2) The same goes for Vista Home Premium. When logging in to another
computer, it prompts for user/passw, and with an option "Remember by
password" just as XP Pro has it. The only difference is that it does
not work after rebooting/starting, while in XP Pro it works next time.
Is this a bug?
I also found this:
"You need to utillize Vista's UAC (user account control) tool.
Click on the start butto, type "User Accounts", and press Enter.
Click Manage network passwords on the side menu.
Select 'Add' for this problem
Fill out the 'Stored Credential Properties' screen and click OK."
Well I found it myself also, and figured it out. But, I can fill it
out, but I dont know how it relates... should it be "\\other_computer"
or just "other_computer". USername "other_computer\someone" or just
"someone". All were tried, but none worked. When entering another
computer, it still prompts for user/passw, though I can pick the
username here, the password is not working at all.
Finally, it seems to forget this list anyway when rebooting :-) Yet
3) When logging in to Vista Home Premium from another computer, I need
to create a dummy account. There is only one administrator on the
computer, and basically that should be it (no password during startup,
just working... this is needed for those .... working there).
Well, I cannot login using the admin accoung with or without password.
In stead, there is a dummy account (with password, forgot to try
without) and that one can log in. Now they are confused that there are
2 users on one computer.
Can I in anyway login using the admin account? Or make the dummy
account hidden, so it is only there for remote login?