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disconnected drive, always have to re-enter credentials on peer-to-peer network (xp)

There is a drive shared on ComputerA in a peer-to-peer network.

A drive is mapped on computerB to a folder on ComputerA

When the user logs in again the drives are disconnected and they have to enter credentials. The drives are shared on Comptuer A as "Everyone as up to and including modify".

any ideas on why they are disconnecting?

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The NIC is probably going to sleep for Power Saving.  Can you confirm if it's enabled or not?

I'm sure it's staying alive when the person is using the computer right?

Also, did you map it via "Map Network Drive", and then enter in your credentials and check the box where it says "Re-connect using these credentials"?

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The NIC is not going to sleep, there is internet connection and connections to other shares on other computers while this occurs.

So, yes, it is staying alive when the user is using it.

I mapped it using "Map network Drive" and plugging in the path \\computername\share and used "reconnect", yes. It will connect this way, but no connect again at login. I need to double click it and it asks for credentials.

interesting note is that when I'm in the area to map the drive, I can browse to the computer through the workgroup, but I cannot expand the "plus" sign next to the computer to get its shares. I can pase the unc path in though and it works. Is this a master browser thing or whatever that is? It works just fine with other computers on the same network and the same workgroup... they stay connected all day long and the shares security and sharing are set to "everyone" so I'm not even sure WHY it is asking for credentials on connection... it should just connect, no?
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I will try this after this xmas weekend. thanks.

What would cause it to disconnect during the sesson of the logon user? Does it "unmap" the drive after a certain amount of inactivity?

Thanks for your help on this.
also, is that just a file with the . bat extension that I put in their startup folder?
Is the system on domain? if yes, then try rejoining it to the domain, we had this issue in the company i work, and was resolved by rejoining the system to domain.
From what i read its a workgroup. When you reboot the system doesn't retain credentials.

Yes the script is a simple .bat file.

One more thing you can do is click start, run then type control userpasswords2, go to the advanced tab, clin manage passwords and add a credentials for
ComputerB. This might work as well.
Scadieux,

What a cool trick with control userpasswords2. Not to say that this thread isn't important for this issue, but what a great additional bonus!  It's like a Christmas present :)

DH
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