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How do I stop a .bat file asking for a username and password?

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I have created a batch file which maps a number of network drives from two different file servers.

When it runs, it asks for a username and password so that it can create the network drive on FS1. However, it does not ask for a username and password when connecting to FS2.

I want the user to have to enter their login details when they try to access the drive through My Computer, and not by entering them into the .bat file.

Any assistance is appreciated.
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Question by:finpjenn
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by:jimmymcp02
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you could do the following

net use g: \\serveraddress\c$ yourpassword /user:Yourusername
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by:jimmymcp02
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ooppps... read to quickly..... thats not what you asked for.
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by:finpjenn
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lol, no problem, thank you for trying anyways.
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by:bigjimbo813
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Are the credentials the same on both servers?
Are they both on the same domain?
If not are the domains trusted?

I dont think there is a way to request credentails after the drive has been mapped (assuming connection wasnt killed).
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Hi finpjenn

You can do it using a persistant drive mapping, however initially they would need to enter there details using the batch, for example

NET USE G: \\SERVER1\SHARE /user:DOMAIN\%USERNAME% /PERSISTENT:YES
NET USE H: \\SERVER2\SHARE /PERSISTENT:YES

When the user restarts or logs off and back on again the mapped drives will exist but when clicked should prompt the user for their username and password.

Although if you were in a domain environment the user shouldn't have to enter a username and password at all, as authentication should be done at logon.

Hope that helps.

Cheers
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