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Ok. So I have WHS 2008 and I just finished installing it. Well, I'm trying to share a folder, but whenever I try to connect to it via my rig, it asks for a network name and password! But I didn't assign a password for my network! I have an admin password that they made me create, but I've tried all combos of admin + password, administrator + password, my rig name + password. Nothing... Can anyone point me in the right direction? There's just SOOO MUCH here that I can't even figure out what to do......
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Have you installed the WHS Connector software on the computer (not the server)?

Are you trying to share a folder on the server or on the computer?
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if i remember right i have had 2 computers before with the same username but different passwords and it wouldn't let me share folders, but when i made a new account on one of the computers with a different user name it worked just fine.
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Have you installed the WHS Connector software on the computer (not the server)?

Are you trying to share a folder on the server or on the computer?
No I have not installed connector. I'm just running the server off of a monitor right now. And I am trying to share a folder in WHS just to see if I can. I can SEE the server on my network, but when I click on it, it asks for a password. The credentials start with my pc, which confuses me, since I would think I would need the credentials for whs..

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if i remember right i have had 2 computers before with the same username but different passwords and it wouldn't let me share folders, but when i made a new account on one of the computers with a different user name it worked just fine.
Well that's frustrating.. So I have to log into the other account just to access my server? That doesn't seem logical.
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To access network places, a password MUST be set to do so. It's a built-in security feature across Windows Platforms anymore.
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No I have not installed connector. I'm just running the server off of a monitor right now. And I am trying to share a folder in WHS just to see if I can. I can SEE the server on my network, but when I click on it, it asks for a password. The credentials start with my pc, which confuses me, since I would think I would need the credentials for whs..



Well that's frustrating.. So I have to log into the other account just to access my server? That doesn't seem logical.
actually this was with my server running server 08 r2 and my win 7 desktop. it dose seem logical because when my desktop is trying to connect its trying to use the password that i use to log on to the desktop not the one for the server because it just sees that the user is administrator. just make a user account on your server (not sure if possible with WHS) and start using that as the account.
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To access network places, a password MUST be set to do so. It's a built-in security feature across Windows Platforms anymore.
So if I have my main rig set with no password, there's no way to access WHS?

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actually this was with my server running server 08 r2 and my win 7 desktop. it dose seem logical because when my desktop is trying to connect its trying to use the password that i use to log on to the desktop not the one for the server because it just sees that the user is administrator. just make a user account on your server (not sure if possible with WHS) and start using that as the account.
Ok. You're saying that I will have to set a password for my main rig (and any other computer that I want to have access to my server) then create another account (besides the main account) and name it the same as my rig's account name?
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you could try
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you could try
It didn't work. I set a password on my main rig, and created a new user (same as my main rig's credentials), no luck.. Any other suggestions?
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Well I haven't used the 2011 WHS yet but on the old one you're supposed to use the special WHS interface thing, the app that shows you the storage pool disk space and where you add/remove plugins etc... you use that to share folders and create users. If you create a new user with that with same name and password as your normal desktop PC's user name/password you always use it make stuff much easier. I can only assume this is the same or similar on the 2011 version.

See WHS is supposed to make all this stuff easy and do it for you. Just lean back and be a normal user, let it do all the work (do an impression of a Mac user, yes).

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