Windows 7 Networking


Using XP, you may want to map to a drive on a Windows 7 machine, here's a couple of things you should do:


1. Definitely make sure both machines are in the same Workgroup (Win+Break will take you to there to check)



Go to Start>Type gpedit.msc (it is located at C:\Windows\System32\gpedit.msc.) Press enter to open it.  Click yes if UAC prompts you.

Go to Local Computer Policy> Computer Configuration> Windows Settings> Security Settings> Local Policies> Security Options>

Scroll down to "Network security: LAN Manager authentication level"

Change it to: “Send LM & NTLM, use NTLMv2 session security is negotiated”

The new security policy may not apply itself until reboot so restart to be sure.


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3. After you've restarted, map the network drive as normal. If it still doesn't accept the username and password you are using (make sure they are correct for the Win 7 machine you are trying to connect to) try just pushing 'cancel' sometimes it just works anyway??!?!




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