Tuesday, December 17, 2013

How To Fix Logon Failure Account Currently Disabled (Windows XP)

This tutorial will teach you how to troubleshoot the sharing problem between Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8. Example : Windows XP cannot access Windows 7, cannot access printers, shared folder, logon failure or disabled.

a) Logon failure : account currently disabled.
 (\\cranberry is a Windows 7 computer name)

1. Download : Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) for Windows XP (FIX)
Link : [MEGA]     [Dropbox]     [Google Drive]
Install it. v5 for Windows XP SP2 and older and v6 for Windows XP SP3.

2. Go to Control Panel.
3. Click on User Accounts.
4. Select user account. (note : for another user, you must do the same thing like this again)
5. Click on Manage my network passwords.
6. Click Add.
7. Add some info. (cranberry) is my computer name (W7 Home Premium) with shared folder.

Server : Add your computer name (Windows 7) which was sharing folder : \\servername 

User name : Username in the computer (Windows 7) you've created : servername\username

Password : Password in the local user/group (Windows 7) you've created.

About the username & password (add/delete user)
this in Windows 7 Home Premium, use netplwiz.exe
if you use Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows Server, please use gpedit.msc

8. You're done. Try typing \\servername or \\ipaddress in Run box.
Computer name is servername. Use \\servername to get access to shared folder. Make sure the security setting of shared folder is correct (permission) Check here : [Click Here].


b) Logon failure : Guest account is currently disabled.

1. Run "gpedit.msc"

2. Go to Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment. Then, find the "Deny access to this computer from the network" and remove Guest
After that, restart your computer.

Workaround :- if you use Virtualization (VMware, VirtualBox) mostly if you quick install you'll get the problem b) if you use "administrator" as a username. I suggest you download & install the FIX first. I hope my article helps you.

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