Mapping drives at log on

I have a 2012 Server and created a GP to map a drive not part of the domain (in a work-group), everything works OK, but I keep getting the prompt asking for credentials to access this NAS server. I saved the credentials in the GP created to map this drive, however I still get the prompt asking for credentials regardless.

Thanks,
Mario GonzalezIT MGRAsked:
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Michael PfisterCommented:
You can't store credentials anymore due to security reasons.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2962486
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Michael PfisterCommented:
You could run a logon batch script to map the drive but the password will be in clear text!

net use Z: \\NAS\Share <Password> /User:<Username>

Would be better if you could add the NAS to the Domain and grant the required users access to the share
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Can you join the NAS to the domain and /or setup LDAP so that when you map the drive, it knows the users credentials and won't ask for it?

What make / model is the NAS?

I know that Synology NAS's can 'join' a domain and we use them extensively for our customers and they work very well.

Alan
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Thomas Zucker-ScharffSystems AnalystCommented:
Qnap and buffalo NAS boxes can also join domains.
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Cheers Thomas - always good to know Synology are not unique ;)  I had a feeling Qnap would but haven't played with a Buffalo before (too big and hairy for my liking)!!
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Sudeep SharmaTechnical DesignerCommented:
QNAP, Synology, Buffalo and NetGear NAS, all could join to domain, however the problem user has explained says that the system through which it is connecting is in Work-Group. So I don't think joining the NAS to domain would help.

However if the NAS is not joined to domain, you would need to provide Anonymous access on the folder, so that user would be able to access it without supplying the password.

Sudeep
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Thomas Zucker-ScharffSystems AnalystCommented:
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