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Additional requirements for Windows XP

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Steve.Hawkins on Mar 12, 2018

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If you are troubleshooting a system running Windows XP in a workgroup, configure the Windows XP Workgroup clients to allow WMI connections.

  1. Open the Registry Editor (regedit.exe) on the Windows XP system.(regedit.exe).
  2. Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control.
  3. Select Lsa.
  4. Change the value for forceguest DWORD to 0:
    1. In the right pane, select forceguest.
    2. Click the Edit menu, and then select Modify.
    3. Enter 0 into the text box.
    4. Click OK.

For additional information, see the Microsoft knowledge base article entitled How to Set Security in Windows XP Professional That Is Installed in a Workgroup on the Microsoft Support website.

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