File Share Access - Prompt for Credentials

Hello

In a Windows 2003 domain environment, is there a way to set up a share that will prompt for credentials of an authorized user? We would like to set up an administrative share to access on client PCs without having to log off and log back in as an Admin or other user with access to the share.

Thanks for your help.
CityofSolonOhioAsked:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Only one username may be connected to a server at once from a single machine.  If you have a home directory or a share connected (via network drive letter or network printer, for example), you would have to disconnect from the server and reconnect using a command line of:

NET USE \\SERVER\SHARE * /User:domain\username
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CityofSolonOhioAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the reply - would it be possible if the client has no other connection to this server - there are no other shares on this server other that the one in question. Is it because it is one of a few authenticating DCs that would cause it not to prompt?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
When you are on a domain, any implicit attempt to access a network resource will be authenticated with the domain that that resource is a member of and that your computer is a member of.  

To explicitly access a network resource with different credentials, you need to use the net use command I outlined above.
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CityofSolonOhioAuthor Commented:
OK, thank you for your help.
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