Avatar of stillsyra
stillsyra asked on

Still Need Password To Connect To Network Drives, After VPN In

We use a Windows 2003 Server with RRS configured as VPN server. After VPNed in from PCs (Windows XP & Windows 7), we still need to enter password to connect to network drives. Is there a way to fix this so that users don't have to enter password for network connection?
VPNWindows NetworkingNetworking

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
stillsyra

8/22/2022 - Mon
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Rich Rumble

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
or
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
See how we're fighting big data
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
ASKER
stillsyra

Rich, thanks for the repsonese. We don't use Cisco, but Windows Server RRAS for VPN. The desktops/laptops used for vpn access are not domain computers.

Users need to first log into the computers, then connect to vpn, and then connect to the network drives. It looks like we don't need to re-enter the passwords on some machines, but have to on others. I don't see any configuration difference among the computers though.
Rich Rumble

If they aren't domain joined then i can't see how it's working for some and not others, it probably shouldn't work for any. Some drives may be connected to the same server so perhaps that's why? A machine only needs to authenticate to a server once for the user (with proper permissions) to access all drives on that server.

-rich
ASKER
stillsyra

Thanks!
Experts Exchange has (a) saved my job multiple times, (b) saved me hours, days, and even weeks of work, and often (c) makes me look like a superhero! This place is MAGIC!
Walt Forbes