Monday, June 8, 2009

Username Greyed Out With hostname\guest over Workgroup

When accessing a pc via SMB over a network by going \\hostname or \\ipaddress you may experiance your username box is greyed out containing the hostname of the remote machine followed by guest.

To get around this disable simple file sharing on the PC you are trying to access.



  1. TNX!

    This helped a lot

  2. Hi, did this - made no difference at all! Any other ideas?

  3. Any ideas on how to fix this in XP Home which uses simple file sharing by default and does not have the option to disable it?

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