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I have setup a "File Server" for a local town office. The "Server" and the Town Clerk are running Windows XP Pro, the Listers Machine is running Windows XP Home. Up until about two weeks ago everything has been fine. then all of a sudden the Listers machine would remember the credentials to automatically reconnect to the share from the server. Today the Town Clrek's Machine has developed the same problem.

The machines all have their windows updates. nothing seems to have been messed with, it's just an in-convince because their mapped applications are now not accessible until they got to my computer and reconnect to the mapped drive and provide creds. so i am under the impression that it isn't remembering the credentials like it was. this system has been up and running for over a year without a hitch.

Ive also tried the drirection here: http://www.uwsp.edu/IT/Network/vpn/VPNsetupWinXPfs.aspx about 2/3 of the way down there are direction on setting up password caching. Thant didn't work.

Ive also set up a .bat to run on startup but that isn't working although i believe it may be syntax:
net use N: \\\\SERVER\\ShareName Password \\UserAccountOnServer /PERSISTENT:YES
pause

I was able to make some head way with the following code:
net use N: \\\\Server\\Share
as a login script. Although it is still asking for user interaction. How do i have it store the right data to fill in the username and password to have this just work in the background.

Never mind i was able to reason myself through it... : )

net use N: \\\\SERVERNAME\\SHARE /user:"USERNAME" PASSWORD

N:\\ = drive letter associated with Share
\\\\SERVERNAME = Name of the server
\\SHARE = Name of the share
/user:"USERNAME" = Replace "USERNAME" with the username of the computer you are connecting to. Use the "" to enclose the username if it has spaces. Such as /user:"Jane Doe", but /user:Billy wouldn't require it.
PASSWORD = Password of the user account. I would assume that if it has any spaces in it you would have to also have to enclose it in "".

** All spaces in the code above have to be there **


Edited by Tempest_Inc - 4/15/11 at 1:03pm
 
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