We have a workgroup; 2 WinXP machines and 2 Win7 machines, both are "home" version I believe. I just added a box to act as my "file server". Its a WinServer2008R2. I left the workgroup setup per client request to avoid dealing with domain management. All we want to do is create a share on the server, drop all files from the 4 computers into the server, and have a mapped drive from each machine to the server to access the files. Simple.
On the server, I created a folder and shared it to "Everyone" group with Read/Write access. There is no file security per intent. This is just a open sahre machine, later to be converted to a full AD Domain. for now, its just a file repository with backup.
On client each machine I disconnected all mapped drives and even removed the mountpoints in the registry. I created mapped shares using /savecred and /persistent:y but everytime the user logs off and back on again, the workstation requires a password to be entered before the drive will connect. This behavior is the same on both Win7 adn the WinXP boxes.
Any direction will be greatly appreciated. Why wont the mapepd drives remain after log off/ log in?