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  • I am newbie to WHS,  so bear with me guys. 

    I have created accounts and passwords.  but,  how do I access these accounts from other computers in my home.  For example,  I created an account for my wife.  on her laptop,  WHS says that she doesn;t have access to that account..

    Appreciate you assistance.

    Thanks
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 8:55 PM

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  • You need to create identical accounts on every computer (same login name, same password). You need one on the server, which you use to control access to server resources (shares and remote access), and one on each PC that that particular user might be using.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Thursday, April 9, 2009 12:23 AM
    • Marked as answer by minocha Thursday, April 9, 2009 11:41 PM
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 9:33 PM
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  • I am newbie to WHS,  so bear with me guys. 

    I have created accounts and passwords.  but,  how do I access these accounts from other computers in my home.  For example,  I created an account for my wife.  on her laptop,  WHS says that she doesn;t have access to that account..

    Appreciate you assistance.

    Thanks

    Ken's provided you with the right answer but if you would like more information, there is a technical brief available here.

    Thanks!
    Lara Jones [MSFT] | Program Manager
    Community Support and Beta | Windows Home Server Team
    Windows Home Server Team Blog
    Connect Windows Home Server
    Windows Home Server
    • Marked as answer by minocha Thursday, April 9, 2009 11:41 PM
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 9:44 PM
    Moderator

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  • You need to create identical accounts on every computer (same login name, same password). You need one on the server, which you use to control access to server resources (shares and remote access), and one on each PC that that particular user might be using.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Thursday, April 9, 2009 12:23 AM
    • Marked as answer by minocha Thursday, April 9, 2009 11:41 PM
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 9:33 PM
    Moderator
  • I am newbie to WHS,  so bear with me guys. 

    I have created accounts and passwords.  but,  how do I access these accounts from other computers in my home.  For example,  I created an account for my wife.  on her laptop,  WHS says that she doesn;t have access to that account..

    Appreciate you assistance.

    Thanks

    Ken's provided you with the right answer but if you would like more information, there is a technical brief available here.

    Thanks!
    Lara Jones [MSFT] | Program Manager
    Community Support and Beta | Windows Home Server Team
    Windows Home Server Team Blog
    Connect Windows Home Server
    Windows Home Server
    • Marked as answer by minocha Thursday, April 9, 2009 11:41 PM
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 9:44 PM
    Moderator
  • Ken,

    Thanks so much;  that makes a lot of sense.  That how I would write the code.
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 9:49 PM
  • Lara,  Thanks
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 9:50 PM