2003 server workgroup and shared drives

Posted on 2007-08-07
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
I have a 2003 server workgroup with several Windows XP computers.
I have shared 2 folders on the server.
On the windows XP computers I go to My Computer and select map network drive
I select drive Z:
folder \\servername\foldername
I check Reconnect at logon
I then select use a different name
for the username I enter server/username
and type in the password, I can then connect to the share drive.

When I restart the computer or logoff and then relogin,  I get the message could not reconnect all network drives.

I go to my computer and double click on the drive it brings up a box showing my username servername\username but no password, If I type in the password it will then connect to the drive.

Does anybody know why the username and password are not working properly.
Question by:bojojoe
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

bluetab earned 248 total points
ID: 19651173
To my knowledge, XP does not cache passwords to reconnect drives as this is a security issue.  When you select "reconnect at logon" XP just reconnects the drive using the username and password you supplied at logon.  When you are connecting using a different username you have not supplied the required password at logon.  

Accepted Solution

natoka earned 252 total points
ID: 19651948
So to fix the situation you would either have to create the same users/passwords on both windows machines, or you write a batch file that you stick into autostart that contains something like, e.g.:

net use x: \\server\share MyPassword /User:MyUser /Persistent:No

(see net use /help for a full listing of options)

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Background Information Recently I have fixed file server permission issues for one of my client. The client has 1800 users and one Windows Server 2008 R2 domain joined file server with 12 TB of data, 250+ shared folders and the folder structure i…
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB. To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/we…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month16 days, 8 hours left to enroll

864 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question