Windows 10: Why am I being asked for network credentials when there are none?

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  1. trippap Win User

    Why am I being asked for network credentials when there are none?


    Network connections used to work smoothly but after I was forced to do a factory reset I am now asked for network credentials in order to see shares from other Windows 11 computers on my local private network. How do I fix this?

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    trippap, Mar 3, 2024
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  2. RickC Win User

    Asking for Network Credentials

    Sounds like a 'persistence' issue, i.e. A has the credentials to access B 'stored' with the 'persistent' flag set but B doesn't have the credentials to access A stored persistently (or it's corrupted), hence the request.

    Try:

    1. Open Credential Manager (in B's Control Panel, i.e. Start > Search > control > Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Credential Manager).
    2. Open Windows Credentials (on the right-hand side).
    3. Search for (and remove) any credential for A (in case it's corrupt).
    4. Use Add a Windows credential to add a new network access credential for A (by entering the network address [e.g. computername], Username and Password then click on the OK button.
    If all goes well, when this completes you can open the credential and should see Persistence: Enterprise mentioned underneath the Password field:


    Why am I being asked for network credentials when there are none? 280272d1590498575t-asking-network-credentials-persistent_credential.png


    Hope this helps...
     
    RickC, Mar 3, 2024
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  3. 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, Mar 3, 2024
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  4. Nikhar_K Win User

    Why am I being asked for network credentials when there are none?

    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, Mar 3, 2024
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