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Can't Save Credentials to Network Path / Drive Map RRS feed

  • Question

  • Here's the environment. Have a Windows XP Home machine on our network but NOT on the domain. We have a program that accesses a network share on the domain. Since the computer is not on the domain we cannot give the user authorization to the network path so we have a system login with permissions only to the folder this program needs, but we can't seem to get to this folder without a login prompt.

    If we map the drive, or access the share and enter the login once, the program works fine. Restart the machine and you have to start over again. The drive mapping is not reconnecting / relogging into the share automatically. So in order to get the program to work the user would have to open the mapped drive, enter the login/password, and then close the folder and they can run the program fine. 

    Is there a way to get this to remember the login credentials so we don't have to open the network path / mapped drive everytime and enter the credentials before running the application?

    I've tried mapping the drive, using other login and using the credentials. I've also tried "net use O: \\<IP ADDRESS>\<Folder> /savecred /p:yes" and then entering the login information there, but it still does not save.

    Any help would be appreciated. 

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013 4:29 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Unfortunately if you want the network drive to remember the login credential. The workstation needs to be joined to the domain. However having said that. You can also create a

    net use z: \\servername\filename /u "jimmy" /p "password" 

    login script to be place on the desktop of the individual users which means each time when they login to their workstation they have double click it once.


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    • Marked as answer by Soh.M Tuesday, October 8, 2013 2:31 PM
    Tuesday, October 8, 2013 2:31 PM

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  • So far the only option I've found that I know will work, unless someone has another suggestion, is to use the /user: switch and put it in a batch file on startup. This provides a security risk because we don't want the login information viewable by someone editing the batch file. We were hoping for an invisible back end solution. So unless someone else has any suggestions, we may end up nixing the whole idea and just tell the department these computers can't have the particular piece of software they want.
    Wednesday, March 13, 2013 5:11 PM
  • Hi,

    Unfortunately if you want the network drive to remember the login credential. The workstation needs to be joined to the domain. However having said that. You can also create a

    net use z: \\servername\filename /u "jimmy" /p "password" 

    login script to be place on the desktop of the individual users which means each time when they login to their workstation they have double click it once.


    Guowen Su
    Cisco Certified Network Associate
    Cisco Certified Internetwork professional - MPLS
    Certified Information Systems Security Professional
    Microsoft Partner Network 2011
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator:Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator
    Certified Ethical Hacker
    Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator
    Certified Sonicwall Security Administrator
    Microsoft Geeks

    • Marked as answer by Soh.M Tuesday, October 8, 2013 2:31 PM
    Tuesday, October 8, 2013 2:31 PM