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I have drives mapped from my server and when ever I want to access them I need to enter my username and password. Is there a way to log on whenever I turn my computer on? The server is using Windows server 2008.
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Are you logging in as an administrator?
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You have a couple of options, depending if you are using Active Directory or not.

- make a batch script that use the "Net Use" command line to map the network at the logon. You put the path of the batch into to profile of a user, in AD. I think you can specify a password in the batch.

- do the same thing as above, but if you are not using AD, just put the batch script in the "start up" folder of the user.

BUT,

Normally, if the user connected to windows has acces to the network path that you want to map as a network drive, and if you check the remember password, it will be always auto-mounted at startup. If it does not, it is because the user has not the right to get there (to the network drive), then, yo u gotta speceify creds again (login/password). It happens if you want to connect to a drive as another user that have more right, for instance.

Hope it helped a bit.
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Originally Posted by Jamar2013 View Post

You have a couple of options, depending if you are using Active Directory or not.

- make a batch script that use the "Net Use" command line to map the network at the logon. You put the path of the batch into to profile of a user, in AD. I think you can specify a password in the batch.

- do the same thing as above, but if you are not using AD, just put the batch script in the "start up" folder of the user.

BUT,

Normally, if the user connected to windows has acces to the network path that you want to map as a network drive, and if you check the remember password, it will be always auto-mounted at startup. If it does not, it is because the user has not the right to get there (to the network drive), then, yo u gotta speceify creds again (login/password). It happens if you want to connect to a drive as another user that have more right, for instance.

Hope it helped a bit.

I am using AD. So what you are saying is to create a script with the logon information and have that run on my computer start up. The script would be on my computer and be linked to my account on the server right?

Right now when ever I enter my login info there is a remember my credentials box, when I check it though it still makes me login again if I reboot my computer.
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I'm having the same issue he's describing, however, I'm currently in an enterprise setup with extensive use of AD. I'm sure I cannot use any of the workarounds mentioned in this thread, but I do hope that the information provided by me helps a bit.
    
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I got it to work by using the admin info and had it remember them. How come that doesn't work with a normal account? Is there something I have to do? I would like to map the drives on my dads computer but not with admin.
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I got it to work by using the admin info and had it remember them. How come that doesn't work with a normal account? Is there something I have to do? I would like to map the drives on my dads computer but not with admin.
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Is your dad in the administrators group of the local pc that you are using ?
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post #9 of 10
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Adding to the administrators group did it. Thanks thumb.gif
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Yeahh ! I am happy that it did solve your problem ! Stay tune to OCN smile.gif (even if i am newer than you haha )
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