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Auto Login into Mapped Drive

Posted on 2003-11-28
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Hi!

How can I save the password so that when my laptop boots up that it will automatically login into the mapped drive on our desktop?
The mapped drive requires a password.

Both computers use XP Pro as their operating system.

Thank you in advance.

Chuck
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When you map the network drive, specify that you want to connect using a different user name - a dialog box then pops up to let you enter a username and password. If you choose the option to reconnect at login then it should appear automatically if the username and password are valid on the target machine.
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Hi!

I did this and then restarted my computer. It unfortunately does not automatically login to the mapped drive. If I click on my computer. The mapped drive has a line across it. If I click on the mapped drive I am prompted to enter a password. If I enter it then I get a directory of files on the mapped drive.
It does not seem to want to save the password after rebooting.

Any other suggestions?

Chuck
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The following is extracted from "Help and Support", found by clicking on "Start" -> "Help and Support" and the entering "share password" in the search box. You might like to explore the "Help and Support" feature with other related search terms if this doesn't help. I seem to recall something about a sharing policy - either it's by userid or by password entry. Their may be a MMC (management console) option that can be reset.

To connect to a network resource
Use this procedure if your computer is a member of a workgroup, and is not a member of a domain.
Open My Computer.
On the Tools menu, click Map Network Drive.
In Drive, type or select the drive letter to map to the shared resource.
In Folder, type the server and share name of the resource, in the form of \\server name\share name. Or click Browse to locate the resource.
Click Finish.
In the User name and password dialog box, in User name, type your user name in the form of domain\user name.
In Password, type your domain password.
 Notes

To open My Computer, click Start, and then click My Computer.
To have Windows automatically enter your password the next time you access this resource, select the Remember my password check box.
To have Windows automatically access this resource without displaying the User name and password dialog box, select the Don't ask for this password again check box.
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