Accessing Server 2008 R2 from Local Network

I have a Server 2008 R2 Standard box that is in a local network with a Win 7 machine. Due to Remote Desktop grace period expiration, I had to do some reconfiguring of server, during which the Administrator password to the server was changed.

Now, the Win 7 machine is unable to access the server over the local network connection (Remote Desktop Connection still works though), which I believe is due to it having saved old credentials for the server, i.e. the old Administrator password.

When trying to connect from the Win 7 PC to the Server, it gives the error:

*Network Error*
Windows cannot access \\SERVERNAME\foldername

How can I force it to prompt for new credentials instead of simply denying the connection?

~Quixys
quixysAsked:
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todd_beedyCommented:
Is this a mapped network location?
greensumanCommented:
Hi,

 To clear cached credentials on a Windows-based computer do the following steps:
1.Open Command Prompt.
2.Type the the following  command
   rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr
3.remove the stored password

Thanks
greensuman
AnuroopsunddCommented:
can you create a user on windows 7 machine that does not exist on the server. login using that and try. your system seems to be trying to use the local credentials.
Subhashish LahaCommented:
On your Windows 7 machine, go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts

On left side, Click on "Manage your Credentials"

Select "Add a Windows credential"

Enter Network Address, Username and Password.

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quixysAuthor Commented:
Anuroopsundd,

I had this thought as well, so I activated the Administrator account on the Win 7 machine and was able to access the stored folder immediately. It was definitely an issue with the previously used user account storing the old credential information.

subhashishlaha,

Perfect, this is exactly what I was looking for. Issue solved.
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