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Network Drive Password

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

  1. philjayj

    Hitman

    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.

    Thanks
     
  2. Freakish_05

    Hitman

    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

    Soldato

    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.