I've read through everyone suggestions and got to the point where I can access shared files on Win XP from my Win 7 computer; however one question is still unanswered:
How do I get Win7 to prompt for a user name and password, rather then store them in the system using "control userpasswords2" command?
File server (Win XP Pro) with two sheared folders:
UPLOAD - with read write permissions set for everyone
DATA - with read only permissions set for a user (eg TEST)
Client computers is a mix of Vista Business, XP Pro, Windows 7 Pro (it's my home network). All PCs use different user to login and none are using user TEST. XP and Vista computers work fine, they both prompt for a lo-gin, but I'm still struggling with Win7.
Here is what I've tried so far:
Tried switching between "Allow Windows to manage homegroups connections" and "Use user accounts and password to connect to other computers" under "Change advanced sharing settings" in the "Network and Sharing Center". Currently set to "Allow Windows to manage homegroups connections"
Used "control userpasswords2" there was no passwords stored in there; however when I've added TEST user credentials, then I've managed to access the file server; however my aim is to get log-in prompt working.
"Network access: Do not allow storage of credentials or .NET Passports for network authentication" is enabled on the Win7 PC
Any help will be much appreciated.