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Saved Passwords for Protective storage

By mgham797 ·
Our company uses XP Profrssional and shares mapped drives on a windows 2003 server. The user name is setup for access to the shares on the server , however, WE DO NOT logon to the Domain. Users logon to local PC. The mapped network drive stored password on several PC's will not save. We have tried most everything we can find on stored passwords, ie. User account, Manage my network passwords. But when user logs off local PC, password for shares are lost. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, Mike

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Login script?

by TobiF In reply to Saved Passwords for Prote ...

I'd try a login script.
For instance:
In task scheduler, have a script fire off when the user logs in.
The script would then issue the relevant NET USE commands.

Edit: I found this place with more information about how "Net use" is used. Check that you really tried everything about "persistent" mapping.
http://www.maxi-pedia.com/NET+USE+command

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Thks TobiF

by mgham797 In reply to Login script?

Actually, that is what we have done to temp fix the problem. I can't believe there isn't some registry hack to fix it. But sure can't find it. Even created new user on one PC and it seemed to work for awhile. Then same problem.
Thanks again.

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Do you use GP at all?

by seanferd In reply to Thks TobiF

If there is a domain controlled by group policy, you may have a domain policy overriding a local policy every time GP refreshes.

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Domain GP ?

by mgham797 In reply to Do you use GP at all?

The user Does Not sign on to the Domain controller.Only signs on to local PC. However, the mapped network drive we are trying to connect to, is on a Domain Controller. Is there a place on the local PC or on the DC that I should check or turn off something for that user account?
Thanks,
Mike

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If the workstations are part of a domain,

by seanferd In reply to Domain GP ?

it may not natter whether users log on to the domain at all.

I wouldn't have the faintest idea of where to start looking for any policy item, local or domain, which would affect such stored passwords. Unless the policy for remembering logon passwords would affect the mapped drive password as well.

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