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Save Password on Mapped Drive 2k

By Your Mom 2.0 ·
What can be done to make a 2k server remember a mapped drive's user / password?

A little background: the server runs a program that gets its data from a Unix / AIX share created with SAMBA. If the mapped drive is not present, the program will bomb. Trucks leave the company without having their route information sent to their computers.

WHat happened is that Windows Automatic Updates forced the server to reboot after an update installation, and when that happened the server did not log in with the user, password, and mapped drive.

I think I can take care of the Windows login part of the problem but am not having any luck with finding a solution to saving the user and pass for the mapped drive.

Any suggestions are welcome.

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by BFilmFan In reply to Save Password on Mapped D ...

Use NFS authentication to allow the Unix box access to the Windows share.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/interopmigration/unix/sfu/nfsauth.mspx

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by Your Mom 2.0 In reply to

Thanks, but I ended up solving the problem by creating a .cmd file containing "net use" commands and placing it in the startup folder.

As this machine is in a locked server closet (and therefore somewhat secure), I disabled the necessity for CTRL-ALT-DEL and installed tweakui to save the Windows login user / pass.

Thanks for the response, though. The link you sent may be of use for a different project I've got going, so you're getting the points and I'm closing the question.

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by Your Mom 2.0 In reply to Save Password on Mapped D ...

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