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Network password not accepted....

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    Win 8, 200, XP

    Network password not accepted....


    I have several windows 8 PCs connecting to an XP PC and all of them connect just fine except my back office PC. It has been connecting fine until today. First thing I did to try and remedy it was to delete the username off the XP box, no change. So I gave that username a password incase the 8 PC was in some random long password mode, no change. I changed the IP address, no change. I went to the Credential Manager and deleted the relationship, still no change. As a side note, I even tried using the credentials of others PCs that will connect to the XP machine with no change! This particular PC connects to the internet, it connects to the other 6 computers (XP & 8) without trouble. I really hate when things randomly change with no reason.... Thanks for any offered solutions!

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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Fine until today? Anything change since yesterday? Any Windows Updates applied overnight?
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    Posts : 6
    Win 8, 200, XP


    None that I am aware of. I love the pic, that's exactly how I feel right now!
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    England, Northamptonshire
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard


    As a test can you try the credentials in Safe Mode with Networking? This will eradicate the possibility of a third party application causing an issue.

    Also, you may want to try a system restore to a point when the credentials did work so that if any updates or applications were installed are removed. There was a recent patch Tuesday last week therefore it is a possibility that the update may have caused issues.

    Josh!
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    Win 8, 200, XP


    No luck..... I rolled it back to before the previous windows update with the same error. It is just super weird that it can see all the computers and connect to them except my server and my server can connect to them all except this machine. It is like a password restriction has been put into place between the two..... No matter if I use no password, simple or complex, nothing changes....
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