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Network Drive Password

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by philjayj, 16 Jun 2006.

  1. philjayj


    Joined: 25 Jul 2004

    Posts: 634

    Location: .

    I have a few mapped network drives on my laptop, which connect to a server i have.

    Why is it that when i click a network drive, I am always asked for a username and password.

    When I set the drives up, i did select that usernames and passwords for the drives should be saved.

  2. Freakish_05


    Joined: 1 May 2006

    Posts: 810

    Location: Bristol, UK

    what o/s is your server running?

    if its a windows server platform then you will have to put in a username and password if you are not running a domain structure that the client is connected to.

    it could be a windows firewall issue (or other firewall) that is blocking access to your server.

    at any rate, using Administrator/(adminpass) will let you view the files on the network drives.

    Hope this helps
    Last edited: 18 Jun 2006
  3. lokkers

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,930

    Location: Farnborough, Hants

    I am guessing your workstation (laptop) is XP Home, and isnt remembering the passwords after every reboot. the trick round this little prolem is to have a user account on the server that exactly matches that on the laptop, i.e. same username and password. Thats what i've had to do on my GFs laptop.
  4. csmager


    Joined: 30 Dec 2003

    Posts: 5,770

    Location: London

    Yep, it's only XP Pro that allows passwords to be saved. The above is a perfectly decent workaround for XP Home though.