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Windows 7: Network drive won't reconnect at logon

12 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Network drive won't reconnect at logon

I'm running Windows 7 Professional x64 on a wired network. On that network is a linux box that has a Samba share that I connect to as a network drive.

I have no problem actually mapping that drive and using it, but I run into an annoyance where Windows won't reconnect to the drive if I restart the (Windows) computer.

When I map the drive, I am sure to select "Reconnect at logon" and "Connect with different credentials". Then, it prompts me for the username and password for the Samba share, and finally, I check the box to "Remember my credentials".

At that point, it connects like a champ, and I'm good to go. If I put my Windows machine to sleep, it wakes up and I am still able to use the network drive. But if I ever restart the computer (even right after connecting to the network drive), Windows comes back up with the message that it could not reconnect my network drives.

When that happens, I go to Computer to see the drives, and sure enough, there is a little red 'X' on the mapped drive. When I double click that drive, it prompts me again for my username and password.

How come Windows didn't remember my credentials, when I checked the box to do so?


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