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Win 8 cant access Server w2k.

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    Win 8 cant access Server w2k.


    Recenty purchased 2 new PC's with windows 8.
    Setup workgroup, connected to server via work group. Saved credentials to system. Was able to access files first day.

    Day two: try to access server and Win 8 prompts for username and password. I input UN and PW and system tells me its wrong. Even though I know its right.

    I have tired many things with firewall and outbound security on WIN 8 machine, but it will not connect to win2k server via workgroup as it denies password.

    Anyone know how to fix/resolve this issue (hating windows 8 right now)

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    Windows 7 ultimate x64
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    @ Parman - I did read that, but it didnt explain how to manage it from the workstation. The settings that Jimbo spoke about are not in Win 8 on my PC's
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    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Assuming this Windows 8 Enterprise machine isn't locked down with Group Policy.

    This type of problem usually requires that you change the lanman server parimeters in order to get Windows 8 working with older servers. Do these adjustments on the Windows 8 machines that needs to connect to the server.

    Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Local Security Policy

    Local Policies - Security Options

    Network security: LAN Manager authentication level
    Set to Send LM & NTLM responses only

    Set the Minimum session security for NTLM SSP
    Disable Require 128-bit encryption

    Reboot all machines after making the adjustment.
    These settings?
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    Correct. I go into the, control panel > administrative tools > End! There is nothing more after that. There are no such settings on the workstation
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    open the run prompt.


    Windows 8 How To: 12. Show and Use


    Then type in this secpol.msc
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    ok- let me go try that.. BRB
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parman View Post
    open the run prompt.


    Windows 8 How To: 12. Show and Use


    Then type in this secpol.msc
    "windows cannot find secpol.msc, please make sure you are spelling it correctly and try again" is the response I get.
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    Windows 7 ultimate x64


    What version of windows 8 are you running?
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    Windows 8 (basic edition) 64 bit. Thats all it tells me in properties section
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