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Mapped network drives + auto login

Discussion in 'Networking' started by JPLamb, May 31, 2009.

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  1. JPLamb

    JPLamb Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I have got a fair few network drives mapped in my computer, at the min i need to log in manually when i want to view one of them.

    is there a way for it to automatically log me in to them when windows starts?

    i am sure i have managed it before but have not got a clue as to how i did it.

    thank you

    JPLamb
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Sure, tell them to persist.

    net use z: \\computer_name\share_name /persist:YES
     
  3. JPLamb

    JPLamb Thread Starter

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    Hi

    Sorry for the delay in replying.

    I have tried this method but it did not work? after i entered the command (with my server name etc in) it asked for my user name and password with i entered (password not showing, guess this is security) and it said it was complete but after i restarted my computer it needed me to enter my password again

    Any other ways of doing it?

    Thanks
     
  4. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    net use z: \\computer_name\share_name /persist:YES /savecred

    Or just open up Explorer. Go to tools > Map network Drive. Make sure you check the box to reconnect at logon. If your username and password are different on the network drive vs your local login make sure you click that link as well. It will save your credentials.
     
  5. JPLamb

    JPLamb Thread Starter

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    I tried this but it did not ask me to enter my user name or password and then after i restarted the computer it still needed me to enter my password to access the network drive

    I have tried this method a few times with no luck

    Is there a security setting that i may have disabled or something that is meaning that the computer won't remember the password?

    Cheers

    JPLamb
     
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