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Windows 7: Windows 8 Clients forgets credentials to Windows 7 after restart

05 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 8 Clients forgets credentials to Windows 7 after restart

Hi guys,

I'm using Windows 8 under VMWare Fusion on a Mac to access Windows 7 machine which acts as a file server. Both are part of Workgroup. The problem I experience is that after every reboot Windows 8 forgets the credentials despite checking the box "remember". Anybody else have this problem? How did you resolve it?


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09 Apr 2013   #2


Found the problem. Apparently, it happens to Windows 7 users too.

One needs to go to Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety -> Credential Manager -> Windows Credentials and add a Windows Credential. If done this way, it will be saved and assigned Persistence: "Enterprise", whereas if done after reboot it will be "login only", last only current session and won't be saved in the system.
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29 Aug 2015   #3

windows 7 ultimate x64

Mine is set to Persistence: Enterprise. But it still forgets. I have to redo credentials in credential manager every session. real pain.
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29 Aug 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

This would be more of a workaround, but maybe you will like it:

- Open a new text document
net use \\computer_name password_here /USER:user_name /P:yes
start \\computer_name
- Save As - change file type to "All Files"
- Save as, say, connect.bat
- Double click bat file to open the file server or the share

This will open the share directly. You can specify a folder too, i.e., \\computer_name\folder

computer_name: W7Pro
password: zxcvb
User: myuser
net use \\W7Pro zxcvb /USER:myuser /P:yes
start \\W7Pro
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