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How to open a PC on my network without knowing the password!

by mib013 / August 11, 2005 11:20 AM PDT

I have a small network with my friends we setup this whole network ourself, we are using microsoft XP professional OS and during the setup of the network we never mentioned any password policy, but now when we try to access any PC on my network for possible file transfer the other PC asks for a password and shows a username as "Administrator", but at the same time we can play multiplayer games easily without any difficulty. So what the possible solution, is there any default password that windows sets for itself, please let me know. Thanks for your help............<IMRAN013>!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thankfully XP doesn't allow this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 11, 2005 11:39 AM PDT

Let's hope it continues to be not allowed by XP.

Bob

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In addition,
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 12, 2005 12:54 AM PDT

Imran's question has changed slightly from the last time he asked it when I deleted his post.

In "that" post, he asked for ways to access a computer from a network as he wanted to play a joke on another person, and hack into the computer.

It seems his reasons for asking have now moderated slightly.

Mark

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no offense
by panther23 / August 13, 2005 2:06 PM PDT
In reply to: In addition,

No offense to anyone here.

I had the same situation before. we have 4 computers (all running XP)at HOME through a router/switch. I can access 2 other computers but could not access another. to make it simple, we name those 4 computers: 1. 2. 3. 4.

1 is the main computer on the network. I am running 2 computer. I can access 1 and 3 for shared files, but cannot access computer 4. when I connect to 4, it asked me for Password as Administrator.

the reason was computer 4 did not set up the "home/small business networ". HOWEVER, computer 4 can access 1. 2. 3 on the network.

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RE:
by damasta55r / August 13, 2005 2:37 PM PDT
In reply to: no offense

This is not a client/server environment, so it doesn't matter which machine created the network. If the administrator on the COMPUTER BEING ACCESSED has a password policy for sharing file, THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT.

Roger

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