Having to log in to shared Win 7 computer each time
Posted on 2011-02-16
I have set up a small Win 7 Pro network for the customer. Computer WS2 has it's C drive shared, where they have some files accesed by other computers. Then, I have connected Computer WS9 to WS2 and mapped it as drive F. While I was doing the connection, it required me to log in to WS2, so I did so, using a login name of 'Main' and a password of 'mara'--which is the system login on WS2--and it worked fine. I also told it to automatically reconnect WS9.
The problem is this: Anytime I reboot WS9, it does not automatically reconnect to WS2. I can click on the shortcut to "C on WS2", but it makes me login again as 'Main' and 'mara'. I have repeatedly checked the box saying to remember my credentials, but it doesn't help.
The box actually says something like:
Enter your password to connect to WS2
It also shows "Domain: WS9"...but of course I'm not using a domain. This is just a simple file sharing setup with two Win7 computers.
I DID notice that if WS9 is up and running and connected to WS2, and then I reboot WS2, I can still access the WS2 share from WS9 without having to rekey my credentials. But if I REBOOT WS9, that's when I have to rekey credentials to access WS2.
What am I missing here? Is there a Win 7 setting I can do on WS2 and/or WS9 to make it remember my credentials?