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Saving Passwords to Mapped Drives

By steveg ·
Using Windows 2000 Professional, there is no capability to save the network password to a mapped drive. Every time I reboot the machine I have to re-enter the passwords to the mapped drives. Is there a capability in Windows 2000 to save the passwords as was in Windows 98??
Thanks.

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by froehlke-km In reply to Saving Passwords to Mappe ...

Shared resources in a W2K environment should be protected by user-level security. Do you have a domain controller or is this strictly peer to peer? There is usually a checkbox on the password screen itself that asks if you want to save the password for future logons. I don't ever recommend saving passwords. It kind of undermines the security of having it in the first place.

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by clearsmashdrop In reply to Saving Passwords to Mappe ...

Try using the net use command with a /persistent switch. Ive noticed the same behavior before. Win2k does not seem to cahche the password from the GUI, but command prompt worked, IIRC.

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by steveg In reply to Saving Passwords to Mappe ...

That did the trick, thanks so much

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