can't change username when connecting to network resource

Posted on 2009-04-27
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
Hello Experts,

I have 2 fileshares (say, \\MyShare\A and \\MyShare\B)
Both require individual usernames and passwords to access
When accessing the first from Windows 2008 Server, I'm given the opportunity to input a username/password.  However, when browsing to the second, Windows saves the username for the first fileshare.  Also, the login box won't let me change the username.  Its greyed out (the elipsis is also greyed out).

how can I change the username so I can access the second fileshare.  I dont' need to access both at the same time.
Question by:sfun28
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    Expert Comment

    Are those shares on the same machine? Then that's the reason: you can't connect twice to the same machine with different user names.
    Workaround: connect to the second share using the server's IP address.
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    Expert Comment

    Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user using more than one user name are not allowed by Windows Server.

    You can workaround this by using the hostname to map share A and IP address to map share B.


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    Author Comment

    Folks - I'm aware of the mult-connect issue.  As I said in my post, I don't need to connect to both shares at the same time.  I'm looking for a way to re-input a username and connect to the second share.  Why is the username greyed out?  Isn't there some workout where I can manually disconnect from the first share and have windows prompt me for username/password on second share?  

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    Accepted Solution

    figured it out
    net use /delete [share]
    will allow me to reenter username/password

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