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Windows 7 laptop connecting to network - mapped drives

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by don_1953, May 23, 2013.

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  1. don_1953

    don_1953 Thread Starter

    Dec 8, 2006
    I’m setting a new laptop for my boss, he will map to several network shares as it boots up. Each share requires a username and password. I mapped these drives, logged in the first time, put in the username and passwords etc with no problems. (we are not on a domain)
    We have a DHCP server that gives the IP address to the Laptop.

    When I reboot, I get a message from Windows “Could not connect to all Network drives” “Click here to check the status of your network drives”

    I see all the mapped drives with little red x’s, clicking on them prompts me to enter a username and password, even though I’ve checked “remember my credentials”

    He is going to be pissed if he has to put in his username and password every time he logs on, can you tell me how to fix this?

    Is there a “network connection wizard” buried somewhere in Windows 7?
  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    Does the laptop windows account have a password ? I recall from somewhere that the windows account must have a password first.
  3. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 16, 1999
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    It also pays to have a "Common" passworded Admin account on ALL machines that is the same. This account does NOT have to be the one that is being used, just be a account that has been opened on each machine and fully set up. It can be used as a back door when other accounts fail.
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