Windows 10: Asking for Network Credentials

Discus and support Asking for Network Credentials in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have two machines, A and B. Both run W10 1909 as local accounts. Each have the same user name and are connected to the same private network. Both... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Bluewind, May 26, 2020.

  1. Bluewind Win User

    Asking for Network Credentials


    I have two machines, A and B. Both run W10 1909 as local accounts. Each have the same user name and are connected to the same private network. Both appear in the other's File Explorer. A can access B but when tries to access A it gets an "Enter Network Credentials" message. I've no idea what to enter.

    Perhaps having the same user name on each machine confuses the issue.

    Will someone please work with me to get around this?

    I will really appreciate help.

    :)
     
    Bluewind, May 26, 2020
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  2. Network Credentials

    Hi Sammy,

    To assist you better regarding your concern with network credentials, have you checked the Windows credentials for any information about the username and password for the network credentials? If not yet, follow the steps below to access Windows Credentials
    manager.

    • Press the Windows icon on the desktop.
    • Type in Windows Credentials.
    We would appreciate as well if you could provide us a screenshot.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Carlos Tin, May 26, 2020
    #2
  3. Nikhar_K Win User
    Asking for Network Credentials when trying to access computer on the network

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that you are being asked for credentials when trying to access computers on the network. I’ll certainly help you with the issue.



    Ideally, when you are asked for credentials, you will need to enter the username and password of the computer which you are trying to access. If you are on a secured network, you can turn off password protected sharing under Network and sharing options
    and you will not be prompted for a password.



    If you are unable to access the computer by entering the username and password of the computer, one of thing that I can suggest you is to try entering the Device name and password when you receive the prompt. To check for the Device name, go to
    Start >> Settings >> System >> About.



    If that doesn’t work, try the steps mentioned below:



    1. On the computer for which you are being asked for password, type
      command prompt in the search bar on the Taskbar.
    2. Right click on the command prompt icon, and select
      Run as administrator.
    3. Now, type whoami and hit
      Enter
      .
    You will get the name of the device, try using the name as the username and use the computer password.



    Let us know the results, we will be glad to help you further.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, May 26, 2020
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  4. Asking for Network Credentials

    Edit Network Credentials

    I just got my laptop back from the repair shop where the HD was wiped and Windows 10 reinstalled. I want to share other network devices, but I'm being asked for my Network Credentials. I don't know what they are. I can follow the steps to get to the credentials
    details link from Control Panel, but I can't seem to change or remove the hidden password. Advice? Suggestions?

    TIA
     
    Phil Irons, May 26, 2020
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