Quote: Originally Posted by rjay
I have a couple of drives mapped as Network drives to my Windows 7 Pro laptop. One of the network drives is on an XP machine the other is a NAS.
Everytime I access the XP drive I am asked for username & password even though everytime I enter it I tick the "Remember my credentials" box.
Is there something else I need to do in order for Windows 7 to stop prompting me ?
This problem relates to how the default group policies for SMB shares are set up when Windows 7 is installed. The default value is that the relevant policy is left unset, and that creates this problem when you wish to automatically log in to some SMB shares. This of course is how OS X drives are seen by Windows when they are set as mapped drives within your system, and that is why this problem seems to occur.
To edit the Group Policies, we need to run the Group Policy Editor program. Press the Windows and R keys together to bring up the Run Program dialog, and then, in
the Run dialog, enter gpedit.msc
and press the OK button.
In the Group Policies Editor, open each of the following items in turn:
Security SettingsLocal Policies
Now, right-click on the “Network security: LAN Manager authentication level” policy item, and then, from the context (pop-up) menu, select “Properties”.
Locate and select “Send LM & NTLM – user NTLMv2 session security if negotiated”.
Now click the OK button, and then finally, you may close the Group Policies Editor window.
The problem should now be fixed, and your mapped drive logins should now be persistent through multiple reboots of the system.
Reboot all machines after making the adjustment.