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Logging on to network drives

By xpnovice ·
We have Windows XP PC's tied into a network. We set the EnablePlainTextPassword to 1 in the registry so that it asks for a network login and password when the user starts up thier PC. Normally under Win 98 that is all you had to enter to access the network resources but in XP I also have to click on each network drive and enter a password in the prompt that pops up before I can access the files or printer there. Anyway to tie the first login to also login the network resources?

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Why not just forget all that and use domain?

by TomSal In reply to Logging on to network dri ...

On our network here we have a lot of XP machines with networked drive connections as well. Our network is a NT domain (in about 4-6 months we'll be switching to a fully 2003 network), we have all our users broken up into groups that relate to their department and/or job function within the company. Then those groups are assigned rights.

Our users only log in one time -- that's when logging into the network domain, their logins are tied to what group they have, and the group membership determines their rights on the network.

So some users may have access to say "network drive A" but not "network drive B" while others have rights to all network drives (this was just an example).

We didn't play around with the registry at all.

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