Unable to connect to network share when Net Logon service is not started

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When you attempt to connect to a Microsoft Windows 2000 computer over the network, you may receive one of the following error messages:

Error message 1
You must supply a password to make this connection:
Resource: \\computername\IPC$
Error message 2
An extended error has occurred


This behavior can occur if the Net Logon service is not started on the Windows 2000 computer.


To connect to the network share, follow these steps:
  1. In Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then click Services.
  2. Right-click the Net logon icon, and then click Start.


This issue affects only Windows 9x computers. Computers running Windows NT and/or Windows 2000 are able to connect when the Net Logon service is turned off.


Article ID: 262916 - Last Review: January 27, 2007 - Revision: 2.4
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 95
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