I'm trying to use the net use command to connect to my other laptop, but I'm running into problems. The other computer is also used by other family members, and so it doesn't have a password on it.
net use \\LAPTOP-NAME * /user:user
It then asks for a password, so I simply hit enter - and it does not allow me in.
I read that I might need to alter a setting to allow connection to accounts without passwords.
I was reading here and thought I had found the answer to my problem, but the Group Policy isn't included in W7 Home Premium.
What setting can I change on Windows 7 Home Premium that will allow this remote (though within the same LAN) connection?
I believe the registry key that controls the behaviour can be located under
Do you see something named 'LimitBlankPasswordUse' ?
I would try opening up an "elevated" Command prompt, and do this:
reg add hklm\system\currentcontrolset\control\lsa\ /v LimitBlankPasswordUse /t REG_DWORD /d 0x0 The operation completed successfully.