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Cannot save windows password for a network share

Posted on 2011-10-14
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a Windows computer which is mapping a drive onto a Windows 2003 Server. The user is logging on as a local user and has to enter the credentials to access the mapped drive. There is no option to save the password.

On another computer, same setup but had the option to save password and the user can access the network drive as soon as they login as a local user.

How do I resolve this issue?
Question by:mail2clk
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I take it all the machines are xp pro and not home? If you disable simple file sharing in folder options- view tab does this have any effect?
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by:Don Thomson
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In My Computer - Delete the network drive
Then Using Neighbourhood Network find the share (Logging in if necessary)
Right mouse click the share and map network drive
Set the drive letter then click on log in as another user
Use the network user code and  password

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The computer is a Windows XP Pros SP3. I tried disabling simple file sharing. I am using a batch file to authenticate the mapped drive. Its not the most secure.
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by:Don Thomson
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It really has nothing to do with the simle file sharing. If the user code for the domain login and the local login is the same and the passwords match - then the local login will allow mapped drives without having to put a password in every time - You just don't get the domain policies when logged in locally.

However - using the method I described above workes quite well if the username or password is different locally then on the domain

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mail2clk earned 0 total points
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resolved the issue and saved the password in a login script.

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It resolved the issue

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