Thursday, 7 June 2012

System error 86 has occurred. The specified network password is not correct.




 
 

Sometimes we forget about some of Microsoft's very annoying "helpful" additions. This is one I just got stuck on when trying to access a UNC share you are constantly prompted for a username and password.

When you try to map a network drive you receive the following error

System error 86 has occurred. The specified network password is not correct.

After a while of trying to remember what this meant, I realise this is the following option in Folder Options.

Use simple file sharing (Recommended)




I'll add this to the ever so painful "Desktop Cleanup Wizard" and the forthcoming Metro user interface.

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