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logmein Hamachi and mapped drives

I have Logmein Hamachi installed on a windows server 2008 machine.  The off-site machines join the network, and map a drive M to a shared folder on the data drive of the server.

The problem is that I'd like the clients to have to enter a user name and password when they first try to access the mapped drive after power up. (The clients are not on the domain - they either connect via Remote Desktop or through the mapped drive).

One of the clients has to enter a user name and password to access the mapped drive (preferred scenario). But the other clients get onto the mapped drive without any password.  This of course is not preferred in the event that their computer is stolen: the thief would have access to the server data drive.

Any idea how to map a drive and need a user name/password to get onto the mapped drive?

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Rob WilliamsCommented:
The issue is not the drive mapping but rather the permissions on the share. You can add the permissions to the drive mapping with something like:
net use x: \\Server1\Share1 password /USER:domain\username
But unless you specify the user name and password in the above command the user will always be prompted for credentials unless:
-The machine is domain joined and they are using matching cached credentials
-they are using the same user name and password remotely
-the share and NTFS permissions allow everyone
DaveWWWAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much.

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