Windows sharing in a network

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    Hi

    I am in an intranet. My system is installed with Win XP SP2. If I share a folder and go to another system, access my system, it prompts for authentication.

    The problem is that, the username field is grayed out and gives as compnam\\guest. I dont know the password, hence I am not able to access the shared folder...

    Any help would be appreciated.....
     
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    Enable guest account on the WinXP machine (Control Panel->Admin Tools->Comp Management->Local Users & Groups->Users) and also set the share permission of the folder for everyone to access...

    Arun
     
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    go to control pannel -->administrative tools -->computermanagement -->local users & groups -->users ....Here create a new user and assign a password to it put it in administrator type for ur ease and now when connecting from remote use this accoutn name & password..
     
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    I have admin rights, but the sad part is that I am forbidden from creating any new users....... Even to reset the pasword of the guest account.....?

    Any way out.....?
     
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    if u hav admin rights i'dont understand how ur unable to create account.
     
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    I can create new accounts, but I shud not.....
     
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