How to get XP Pro to forget network share username and password?
Posted on 2009-12-29
I have a XP Pro SP3 system, in a workgroup, not a domain, with simple file sharing enabled.
I'm trying to access a share on 2008 Server. The server has a domain account that matches the username and password of a local Power User account on the XP Pro system. (The PC will be joined to the domain eventually, but I can't do this just yet).
Now according to the rules, if you are accessing a share with a username and password that has the correct permissions on the server, it works. And it does, on several other PC's. If log into the local user account and go to \\SERVER, I see all the shares, and I can access each one that the domain account has access to, and map drives. I don't even get the username and password prompt.
Except on this one PC.
As soon as I go to \\SERVER in My Computer, up comes the username and password prompt. And it keeps putting it up, even if I use the correct username and password
If I try net use z: \\server\share /user:theuser, enter the password at the prompt, I get "system error 1326 has occurred"
I've checked and double-checked the password and permissions, and they are correct.
My theory is that when I connect to the server for the first time using the local user account, it works. But if I connect using another account first, XP is remembering the first account I used, and not allowing a subsequent connection using another account - even if the connection is not persistent!
The first time I connected on this PC, I used the Administrator account. It (correctly) asked for a password, because the local Administrator account password does not match the domain Administrator password. And I can still connect with the Administrator account. But now I can't connect any more with the Power User account, even after a reboot.
Short of reinstalling Windows, how do you beat the PC over the head and get it to forget the Administrator account and connect with the Power User account?
rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr
there are no entries, for either account. The connections were not persistent.
The network access local security policies are set correctly, and are the same on all the PC's.
I'm aware of a workaround, to create a CNAME on the server and access the share using that, or use the server's IP address.
I'm not looking for a workaround.
Want I want to do is find out what's wrong with this PC and fix it.
Can anyone tell me why I can't connect on this PC, and how to go about troubleshooting and fixing it? Where and how is it remembering the username that last connected to the server?
Thanks in advance.
PS: I know how to use Google. Please reply only if you know the solution. Thanks.