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Windows 7: Maintaining user credentials on a mapped drive

15 Jul 2011   #1
hjonesMCT

Win7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 R2
 
 
Maintaining user credentials on a mapped drive

Hi all

First, a scenario, then a question:

1. Two Win7 computers.
2. Each computer has a user account with the same name, but different passwords.
3. This is necessary because other users can log on remotely to one machine with this user account, but should be locked out of the other.
4. A local user who has access to both accounts tries to access a mapped drive on one machine. The user names are the same, but the passwords are different. Windows gives an error; the local user enters the credentials correctly (same username, but remote machine password) and says "Remember these credentials."
5. Credentials are remembered throughout the duration of the computer session.
6. When the computer is rebooted, the computer forgets the credentials for the mapped drive, and Step 4 starts all over again.

Question: How can the local user save the remote credentials permanently? And is it possible without using Group Policy Preferences, as he is not on a domain?

This is happening right here in my house. Thanks guys, I appreciate the help in alleviating this annoyance!


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16 Jul 2011   #2
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hjonesMCT View Post
Hi all

Question: How can the local user save the remote credentials permanently? And is it possible without using Group Policy Preferences, as he is not on a domain?

This is happening right here in my house. Thanks guys, I appreciate the help in alleviating this annoyance!
You've probably already tried this, as you're a pro with a great rep, so please forgive me if I suggest something wrong.

Have you tried setting up an "enterprise" credential in credential manager?

I have a similar situation where I have a windows 7 machine acting as a server, and 10 other computers that connect to it. Let's call the server PC-A.

On PC-B through PC-J I go into credential manager and enter \\PC-A, and then the the user name and password. This will create a credential with a persistence of "enterprise". passwords are remembered from that point on.

PC-B has it's own password which is different to the credentials used for PC-A.

When you map the drive it will default to the account you are logged on to, so I connect using a different user/password when I map the drive and works like a charm.

hth.

Tanya
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