Access network share outside of domain?

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  1. deadherring

    deadherring New Member

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    I have a new install of Windows 8 Home and am trying to log in to a network share. The problem is that it is trying to force me to log in with PCname\username and the share is expecting only uname. If I click on the change username button it is still forcing me to use PCname\username and wont let me change it.

    I had the same problem with a Windows 7 Professional box and found this solution: Windows File Share From Outside the Domain

    1. Start – Control Panel – System and Security – Administrative Tools – Local Security Policy
    2. In the left pane, Local Policies – Security Options
    3. In the right pane, double click “Network security: LAN Manager authentication level”
    4. Select “Send LM&NTLM – use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated”
    5. Apply – OK

    But there’s no local security policy on the windows 8 box, I was thinking maybe because it’s Home and the Win 7 is professional?
    Does anyone have a workaround so I can access the network share on my win 8 box?

    Thanks!
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi,

    if you open the charms and in the search bar write secpol.msc then press enter you'll see the local security policy pop up on the desktop.
     
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    deadherring New Member

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    Doesnt find anything for that. I am using windows home (not pro). Does that matter?
     
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