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Cannot map a network drive in Windows 7

Steve Eckerman
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Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I am trying to map a network drive in windows 7 and it keeps asking me for a password.  I enter the adminstrator logon and password and it still won't let me map the drive.  Is there a way to turn off that security feature?  If so how?  Or am I doing something wrong?  Please advise.  Thanks!
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Hi, from what I know, the easiest option for you is to share the whole target drive (add another share), since the administrative shares are considered insecure in Win7. This worked for me.
You also must specify, that the password-protected sharing is on in control panel.

Hope it helps, good luck
You can go to your network sharing preferences and turn off the password requirement for network sharing.  Do you have a logon username and password for the computer you are trying to connect to?  Are they in the same workgroup?  
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Where can I turn off the password requirement.  I went to the network sharing center and did not see this optoin.  Thanks
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Yes I have a password and logon for the computer.  They are all in the same domain.
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