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  • Question

  • When I try to access shared folders, I get an "access denied" popup.  My logon name for my Vista home computer is like "Joseph & Maryann" which I cannot use as a logon name in WHS.  Yet I am not prompted for another password, I am simply denied access.  Any suggestions?  I don't know how to TRULY change my home computer's User Account name.
    Thursday, April 12, 2007 3:29 PM


  • I believe Vista allows the changing of a computer's user account in the same way as XP (I don't have a PC with Vista installed at the moment). Try typing "control userpasswords2" in the Run dialog. That should give you a dialog which lists the users authorized on your computer. Select the user you want to change, and click on the Properties button. You should be able to change the user name from that dialog.
    Thursday, April 12, 2007 4:04 PM