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Windows Vista can't connect to MAC shared folder

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Hey guys. I am fairly new to the MAC world. I have a Macbook Pro 15". I have a folder shared on the mac with a sharing only account made called wb. I have 2 friends on the same network as the mac computer. One friend has Windows 7 on his computer and he can connect to the shared folder just fine using the wb username and correct password. My other friend with Windows vista however cannont connect. When we try to connect by tying \\ into the run block it pulls up an authentication window. We type the username wb and the correct password in and hit ok and that same window pops right back up and says the user can't access the computer. The share is obviously setup properly or the windows 7 user would not be able to connect, so it seems its just the vista machine. Any ideas why this might be and what I can do to fix it? thanks guys.
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For anybody else who has this question I figured it out. I did this and it now works.

1. Run the registry editor (regedit) and open this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Lsa

1. If it doesn't already exist, create a DWORD value named

3. Set the value to 1

4. Reboot
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