Following tutorial will allow you to disable password protected sharing Windows 7 and Windows 8
- Select Windows Start, then Control Panel, then Network and Sharing Center
- On the left had panel select Change advanced sharing settings
- You should see an All Networks option the arrow to the right should be pointing up, if not right-click the arrow.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and locate Password protected sharing. Select the box for Turn off password protected sharing.
- Select Save
Note: You may need to disconnect the mapped network drives on each workstation and reconnect them.
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