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Windows connects to mapped drives using VPN saved credentials and domain account gets locked

Q: Windows connects to mapped drives using VPN saved credentials and domain account gets locked

When a user is connecting to our VPN network the domain accounts gets locked in under a minute.

VPN user and pass are automatically saved in Windows Credentials (control panel).
When the user logs on to VPN the domain account lockes out because it has mapped drives through GPO and it tries to connect to them with saved VPN user and pass. If I delete saved VPN windows credentials theres no problem, but windows always saves back the
Anyone who knows about this? I don't really want to install other VPN client ..

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Does anyome else find that that win7 continually prompts for username and password of mapped drives - apparently ignoring the "remember my..." check box?

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My client uses a D-Link DNS-323 NAS with 3 Dell Vostro Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) desktops. Each user account has a startup batch file with net use commands to map their shares to the NAS, which functions properly. Windows Explorer shows all shares connected and each share is accessible on the NAS.

One of the computers has a separate Backup account, and hard drive, for the daily backup using Backup4all Professional v4.5.245. Similar to above, it also uses a separate startup batch file to map drives.

The problem we encounter is that in Backup4all, there is a screen to select the ?Source? folders to be backed up. Each share appears with a red x, indicating there is no network connection (see image below). Clicking on each share prompts for a password and is also check marked to remember.

However, if the computer is restarted or the Backup account is logged off, the credentials are lost and must be re-established in Backup4all.

Windows credential manager shows all of the above share information and the persistence is ?Enterprise?.

I have researched Windows 7 security settings and have revised local policy, with no improvement:
Network security: LAN Manager authentication level -> Send NTLM response only
Network security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC) clients -> No minimum
Network security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC) servers -> No minimum

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A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 Mapped Drive Credentials Problem

Some additional information:

Windows Explorer shows all drives properly connected and the shares are accessible. Here is the startup batch file content:

net use N: \\NAS1\Keith <password> /USER:NAS1\Keith /PERSISTENT:YES
net use R: \\NAS2\Evan <password> /USER:NAS2\Evan /PERSISTENT:YES
net use S: \\NAS3\BWQM <password> /USER:NAS3\Keith /PERSISTENT:YES
net use V: \\NAS4\Ken <password> /USER:NAS4\Ken /PERSISTENT:YES
net use W: \\NAS5\Holly <password> /USER:NAS5\Holly /PERSISTENT:YES
net use X: \\NAS6\Debbie <password> /USER:NAS6\Debbie /PERSISTENT:YES

Windows 7 Hosts file: This technique is necessary to prevent a single Windows account using multiple user credentials!

# Define virtual NAS devices for running Backup4all NAS1 # NAS alias for drive N: Keith NAS2 # NAS alias for drive R: Evan NAS3 # NAS alias for drive S: BWQM NAS4 # NAS alias for drive V: Ken NAS5 # NAS alias for drive W: Holly NAS6 # NAS alias for drive X: Debbie

Backup4all is started and minimized on the task bar at startup. If I go into Backup4all properties to Add Folder, each network drive shows the red x.

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Ok, in our company we have aprox 1400 employees..
We have multiple Domain Controllers, and 1 Primary Domain... as well as exchange & Lync server and multiple locations with shares and etc..

We also run through Iprism web filter, that requires a user to go to a site like google.com etc.. to get authenticated etc.. before regular web browsing will work etc..

We have windows 7 32 bit & 64 mixed in the environment (no XP machines)

Also through GP we have 10 invalid login attempts will lock the user AD account... also require password change every 45 days

We have been (for about 2 or 3 months now) seeing a higher than normal amount of accounts getting locked for what seems to be no reason.. we have Netwrix Acocunt Lock Examiner installed, which tells us what PC the lock is happing at, and what DC is reporting
the wrong passwords etc.. but does not tell us what item is causing it.. especially when the user is doing nothing but regular work and is not entering their password in anything.. also when we search logs etc.. there is nothing substantial, no saved credentials,
no scheduled tasks, mapped drives are set with GP no by local user..

We are at our wits end on this...

in our whole company it seems that we have about 8 people that are locked almost everyday (and most do not have mobile devices with E-mail either)

The pc's have having the issue seem to have 2 things in common..
1. they all seem to have Office 2013
2. the all have a... Read more

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Hi There,

I've a problem with ALL my Windows 7 Laptop ini my office. We have 5 Laptop with Windows 7 installed in it. A week ago, everything is doing Normally. I make those 5 laptops join domain, and I make the user in domain as an administrator in their local Laptop. But in last Monday, everything going strange:

1. When I logging in using their account, I can enter the desktop. But when I try to access some programs that need Administrator Account, it become errors and said that I must administrator privilege to access this programs.

2. I try to access user account in control panel, and when I see the user list, it become BLANK. No user defined even an administrator too. When I try to add new user in it, it said that I didn't have Administrator privilege (again).

3. I try to logging in using Local Administrator, but in the log in menu, it said that the administrator account is disabled. How Come?

4. The only way I can access with administrator privilege is using the Domain Administrator. I try to configure again, and when I restart, everything has gone again.

can some 1 give me advise regarding this matter? should I reinstall it again?
thanks Guys.

A:Administrator Account is Locked in Domain Area

Welcome to SF,

Seems to be there have been some local security policies and/ or domain using GPO setup in your network by the Network Admin. Are you part of your IT Dept?

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I have this very strange problem with my newly installed Windows 8.1 laptop, which is joined to the domain. When the logon screen appears I'm not able to log on with my credentials, the domain\username as shown are correct, but when I give my credentials
I get the error "The password is incorrect. Try again". 
I am certain that the credentials are just fine, if I choose the option sign in with different user and I use the same domain account with the same credentials it will log on into my account.
I tried to remote the computer form the domain and rejoin the computer again, but no luck. Does anyone has a solution for this? 

A:Can't login to domain account "The password is incorrect. Try again", but credentials are correct

When I choose different user and login with my account, it will logon normally. When I restart my computer it will show the last logged in account, so when I give my credentials I get the error again; "The password is incorrect. Try again".

What do you mean "choose different user and login with my account"? Do you mean logon to the account in another PC or just click "another user"?
Have you tried to logon to the domain account in another pc, then change the password, then test this issue again.
Yolanda Zhu
TechNet Community Support

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My system is Windows 8-64bit.

Password was expired in the windows. I have changed the password and Login then the entire Windows Keychain for password credentials get reset as well (including shared drive credentials and outlook username/password).

In which case this will occur?

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I have network resources available over a VPN connection but Windows 7 will not use the credentials I have entered in credential manager nor does it prompt me for user credentials upon opening the resource.  I have tried the following:

-delete entry from credential manager

-net use * /del (result "there are no entries in the list")

-net use \\servername /del (result "the network connection could not be found")

-net use /persistent:no

None of these steps have done anything to resolve this issue. Please advise another solution to clear the mysteriously cached credentials.....


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So I currently work on my cities helpdesk as a support tech. I was deploying a PC today and needed to create an account that did not require a password so I had to remove it from the domain because of GP. While doing so I unintentionally entered my domain username and local built-in administrator account password and it successfully removed the PC from the domain. Is this something that Windows intends to allow? I was baffled that it worked because simultaneously upon hitting enter I expected the error to occur but it successfully rejoined the WORKGROUP I entered. I thought maybe I had made a mistake so I asked a coworker to do the same thing on another PC right next to me and it too succeeded. Any thoughts or explanations?

A:Windows 7 PC Removed From Domain With Crossed Credentials?

Hi Crammit,

I only have experience removing computer from a domain with domain admin credentials, not the local admin credentials. I'm not sure if the latter works.

That being said, if you used the username of the domain admin and the password for the local admin (assuming they are different), there should have been an error as the login wouldn't have authenticated.

Are you sure this is what you did? Or am I misunderstanding?

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Joined domain, unable to login with admin credentials, other user accounts. Can only login with local account.

A:Windows 10 invalid login credentials after joining domain

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Although cached credentials are set (tried 10, 25, 50) in GPO I'm not able to logon when the PDC is offline.
On logon attempt I get the message that the logon service is not available.
My laptop is Asus Eee with Windows 7 Professional.
Any ideas?

A:Offline domain logon with cached credentials not working in Windows 7 Pro

Hi, does the issue occurs with all Windows 7 machines in domain or a specific machine? If the issue occurs with all Windows 7 machines,
this inquiry would best be posted to Windows Server  forum:
The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other partners who
read the forums regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us.  Thank you for your understanding.
Anymore, you can try to
delete the cached credential, re-join the domain and create a new one.

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Hi all

First, a scenario, then a question:

1. Two Win7 computers.
2. Each computer has a user account with the same name, but different passwords.
3. This is necessary because other users can log on remotely to one machine with this user account, but should be locked out of the other.
4. A local user who has access to both accounts tries to access a mapped drive on one machine. The user names are the same, but the passwords are different. Windows gives an error; the local user enters the credentials correctly (same username, but remote machine password) and says "Remember these credentials."
5. Credentials are remembered throughout the duration of the computer session.
6. When the computer is rebooted, the computer forgets the credentials for the mapped drive, and Step 4 starts all over again.

Question: How can the local user save the remote credentials permanently? And is it possible without using Group Policy Preferences, as he is not on a domain?

This is happening right here in my house. Thanks guys, I appreciate the help in alleviating this annoyance!

A:Maintaining user credentials on a mapped drive

Quote: Originally Posted by hjonesMCT

Hi all

Question: How can the local user save the remote credentials permanently? And is it possible without using Group Policy Preferences, as he is not on a domain?

This is happening right here in my house. Thanks guys, I appreciate the help in alleviating this annoyance!

You've probably already tried this, as you're a pro with a great rep, so please forgive me if I suggest something wrong.

Have you tried setting up an "enterprise" credential in credential manager?

I have a similar situation where I have a windows 7 machine acting as a server, and 10 other computers that connect to it. Let's call the server PC-A.

On PC-B through PC-J I go into credential manager and enter \\PC-A, and then the the user name and password. This will create a credential with a persistence of "enterprise". passwords are remembered from that point on.

PC-B has it's own password which is different to the credentials used for PC-A.

When you map the drive it will default to the account you are logged on to, so I connect using a different user/password when I map the drive and works like a charm.



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Here is the problem

Running a peer to peer XP network at my sister's church.
8 computers in the workgroup.
Not using a domain , only a workgroup.

New Dell computer was purchased to be used as Bookkeeper Computer.

Church software files were moved from old bookkeeper computer to new one.
All other computers set up as workstations. Software runs and is installed thur mapped network drive.

The problems is that everytime we restart any workstation computers they lose the mapped drive. If you browse the network to access Bookkeeper computer you must give logon name and password to access that computer. After you log on then you can map network drive and use software.

It never work that way before the new Dell computer and always stayed mapped without logon info. I can easily access any other computer on the network with out logging on .

Church Software support says it is a network problem. But what is baffling to me is that you must use church software logon info to access the Bookkeeper computer.

Is this a logon or user account setting problem on the new Dell?

Software support told me that Bookkeeper computer had to be logged on a network administrator. I have it set to logon automatically (go to welcome screen) . I changed it in user account setting to go to windows logon screen but did not seem to help (not using a password)

Any suggestions? Help!!!!

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I am Arun Kumar Kushwaha and I have discovered one Big Loophole/Security Leak in Microsoft's Windows 7 Operating System worldwide.
through which we can Access/Delete/Copy/Replace Important Data without Cracking/Resetting the Login Password in Windows 7 OS
and for this we not need any 3rd party Software/ CD/ DVD/ Pen drive/ CMD/ Script/ or any other means of hacking Devices/tool.

only through Windows 7 OS we can Access anybodies Computer Around the world, and user will never get to know that his/her computer has accessed by someone else.
This is purely Microsoft's Negligence towards user's Around the world.

U can assume how much serious is this Issue, if anybody can steal confidential Important data of Company/ Govt data/ or any other Sensitive Personal data of anyone who are using windows 7 OS.

I have Talked through telephone to MS India regarding this Issue and they told me that there is no loophole in their OS and can't be accessed by anyone without having Login Password or User need to Reset login Password with tool/software available.

also i have mailed to MS Technical support Team and also asked about this issue on Windows worldwide official support forum, but not get any meaning full response from them.

I am asking this message to here, coz i want to Spread this issue around the world, so every user can secure their Data and also MS can rectify this issue by releasing an OS Update.

Thanks for reading ..

Your's Truly
Arun Kumar Kushwaha

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There has been a lot of buzz around this week about a "new" exploit ( 20+ years old) that leaks your Microsoft account credentials.

If you use a Pro or enterprise version of W8 or W10 than there are settings to cure this. Users of W8/W10 Home cannot and are at risk


A:Microsoft Live Account Credentials Leaking From Windows 8

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I have some drives being mapped in a logon script that is set up on my domain account on a Windows 2003 server system. They map fine under Windows XP, however I have just set up a new Windows 7 system to begin testing and logged on with the same account, but the drives are not mapped. So I am guessing the logon script is not running, but I'm not sure. I searched the web for this issue and others are having it, but there were no definite answers that I could find. Surely someone else has come across some information on this issue.

Thanks. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

A:Mapped drives not showing on Windows 7

win 7 box added to the domain?
in the same OU as the xp box?

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I have a problem with a Windows 7 Pro PC in SBS2K11 domain.
After some time the PC looses all mapped drives in "Computer", but I can see the mapped drives via Explorer
Via Network connection I can see everything and I can open files etc.

If I make a restart of the PC the mapped drives are back again in "Computer"
In Event log there are no errors
We have updated firmware og drivers
A hint would be nice
Best Reagrds

John B

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We are a college campus and faculty and staff are using Windows 7 enterprise
with SP1. I also have 3 servers running DFS. Prior to installing Windows 7 DFS
worked fine for a couple of years now some not all are having issue connecting
to the DFS share they are mapped to it just shows a RED X. After period of time
it will come back by itself. But again another day it reverts back to the RED X
when we click on the RED x drive it prompts us for username and password but
when we enter credentials it just keeps prompting and won't stop
I had one user told me she was prompted for credentials after clicking on the
DFS drive that had the RED X and gave up. she came back from lunch and the red x
was gone.
After a period of time all users experience differenct times the RED x
disappears and the user can use the drive a day or two later the RED x appears
again. the only recourse we have is the map the user directly to the server and
not use dFS

A:isse with Windows 7 and mapped DFS drives

There are some registry tweaks you can do to resolve this issue, can you try out the following settings on a single machine to see if it resolves the issue:

Click Start, click Run, type regedit (Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003) or type regedt32(Windows
NT 4.0), and then click OK.Locate and then click the following key in the registry:


In the right pane, click the autodisconnect value, and then on the Edit menu, click Modify. If theautodisconnect value
does not exist, follow these steps:

On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click REG_DWORD.Type autodisconnect, and then press ENTER.
On the Edit menu, click Modify.Click Hexadecimal.In the Value data box, type ffffffff, and then click OK.
NOTE: The client-side session is automatically disconnected when the idling time lasts more than the duration that is set
in KeepConn. Therefore, the session is disconnected according to the shorter set duration value between AutoDisConnect and KeepConn. To change the time-out duration in the client-side during a UNC connection, specify the arbitrary time in KeepConn.
Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
Value: KeepConn 
Data type : REG_DWORD 
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We are trying to install an business banking application (XP vintage software) in Windows 8.1 Pro but it cannot see the mapped drives.

A:Old application can't see mapped drives in Windows 8.1

As my understanding, you encounter the issue that the mapped drive doesn?t appear in you Windows 8.1. If there is any misunderstand, please help to clarify.

For this issue, we can try following steps to check the results:
Step 1: Disable Fast startup in Windows 8.1 and restart computer.
How to Turn "Fast Startup" On or Off for a Hybrid Boot in Windows 8 and 8.1
Step 2: Let?s try to map this driver again via command line:
How to Map Network Drives From the Command Prompt in Windows

If the issue still persists, please try to install the latest network adapter driver from manufacturer website to see what?s going one.

In addition, I recommend you check the compatibility of this app on Windows 8.1 compatible center. Since the incompatible app may cause many issues on your current system:

Compatibility Center

Hope these could be helpful.Kate Li
TechNet Community Support

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I'm ready to pull my hair out. Seriously. Something so simple..

Alright I have a user. I recently moved her documents folder to their domain server for backup purposes. I moved the folder to a directory I made for her on the data drive with permissions for R/W just for her. I shared the drive and mapped it to her PC. I right clicked on the mapped drive and clicked always available offline. Took like 5 minutes for the process to complete (she's got a lot of stuff..) I also added the mapped drive to the documents library. I also moved the documents location to the mapped drive. Simple right?

Windows search turns up absolutely nothing I search for. I went into the server (SBS2003) and installed the indexing service too. Added the entire data drive to it. Still nothing. I'm stumped and this lady is getting extremely irritated.

Does anyone know something I might be missing here?

A:Windows 8.1 search in mapped drives not working..

Read here, especially the first Tip: Search in Windows 8

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For the past few years, I've periodically had issues when it came to trying to authenticate to a mapped share that resides on a system that also has shares which can be accessed anonymously.

For example, my WD NAS device contains a share which I have to authenticate to, and then there's two other folders which anyone can access. Despite me using valid credentials, I can't authenticate to the protected share.

If I reboot my system and authenticate to the protected share before the public shares, then all is good. Vice versa, not so great. I'm using Windows 8.1 Enterprise (64-bit), and I've had this issue in past with Windows 7 as well.

I believe if I terminate explorer.exe and try authenticating to the protected share, all is well, but I don't want to do that because I love my system notification icons.

Can anyone please shed some light on what's going on here? Is there a service I can simply restart?

A:Windows and its stupid mapped drives issues

When you map a drive, make sure the Reconnect at logon box is checked. That file should be authenticated at the next logon.

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Hi, I basically had 3 accounts on my computer, one being "Administrator" (w Admin rights), one "test" (Standard User rights) and one more "User" that is the one I use most frequently (with Admin rights). When I last used it last Friday the User account was still present and all my programs were working fine.

However, when I came back to office today, I found that the User account was missing from the welcome screen, and only the "Administrator" and "test" account were there. Somehow, I could not login to the "Administrator" account. When I logged into the "test" account, all the program shortcuts were blank (Firefox, Adobe Reader Etc) and only IE and the default windows programs would work. I suspected that there might be a virus, but I couldn't install anything because I did not have the admin priviledges.

My question is:

1. How do I get back into my admin account?
2. is there any way to install anti-virus programs (by going around the admin account) to help solve this issue?

In a nutshell, I'm basically stuck with a standard user account and I can't do anything with it. Any help would really be greatly appreciated.


*Just to add, I tried using System Restore on the Standard account, but when I click "Open System Restore" nothing happens.

A:Windows 7 admin account is locked, on;y stuck with a standard account.

First off if you actually named your accounts Administrator and User then that may be part of your problem (Maybe not with the account named User but certainly with the one named Administrator).

Windows already has a built in account named Administrator, even though it is normally disabled by default. Creating a NAMED account using the name Administrator is not a good Idea.

Start by booting into Safe Mode and see if the system boots to the built in, but normally disable, Administrator account. If it does create New Admin rights NAMED account, using some other name then Administrator. From that boot normally and log into that new account and see if you can access your files from the other accounts. You may need to take ownership of those other accounts.

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I have a couple of users that when they logon, the logon scrip runs, but the shared drives are not displaying.  If they open a program and browse for files, they will see all the mapped drives.  When I try to remap the drives, I get a message that
the drive is already used and ask to remap.  This also make it display when you remap.  There are no error messages in the event log.
Also, if you restart the computer 2 or 3 times, it will display the drives.  IF I logon with the users account on a different Windows 7 Computer, it will display the drives the first time logon.
Computers are windows 7 Pro with all the updates.  Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controllers (2).
Please let me know if you have any questions.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

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I have a XP Pro SP2 workstation that runs a login script that maps a few drives.
When I look in my computer or in explorer they do no show up. If I go to disconnect a network drive they are all listed as connected. all shortcut's that use these mapped drives work.
Any ideas

A:Solved: Mapped drives hidden in Windows XP Explorer

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File Server: Windows 2003 Server
Domain Controller: Windows 2003 Server
Client: Windows 8.1 Pro


The client is not a part of the domain which the file server and obviously the domain controller are. The mapped drives are added on the client using DOMAIN\User (along with password).

Every morning when coming into the office, I have to reboot my machin ein order to get my mapped drives back. This is very annoying. The same issue when I log in remotely (using RDP) when working at night. I have to then reboot the machine in order to gain access to my mapped drives.
It seems at random, my mapped drives (residing on the file server) goes away. It has happened once while I was actively working on the client. But daily the above issue occurs.

I'm at a loss to what to try. Most issues I've seen are related to mapped drives disappears when the machine is rebooted, but my issue is reversed, so those fixes I've tried that has been suggested do not apply or work.

Any help in finding a solution to the very annoying problem is greatly welcomed.

Side Note: Windows XP and Windows 7 machine do not have this issue and they add the mapped drives in exactly the same way.

A:Windows 8.1 randomly drops mapped network drives

Who is in charge of the network?

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Here is the situation, and i've repeated it on more than one machine:

Windows 7 Prof 32 bit, with Office 2003 SP3 on a Dell laptop. Everything works fine when on the network and connected. If the user takes the laptop offsite without shutting it down first and still has mapped drives when he tries to save a document the drop down menu will hang any Office app.

To explain a bit more... in the Save As dialog box, the drop down menu to change locations it was freezes it up. After about 30 seconds or so the menu will finally appear and the application will be happy again. The user doesn't have that kind of patience though.

This isn't a new issue, I've found its due to the mapped network drives being unreachable. I do not have this problem in XP, only Windows 7. This is very annoying to the user. Short of removing the mapped drives with a script that the users has to run when they leave the office what can I do? I've looked around the web a lot and can't find much more than "disconnect the mapped drives" and I dont think of that as a solution so much as a work around. The user is the CEO of the company I work for and he often uses his laptop at home, then gets in the car and uses it on his way to the office (obviously he isn't driving himself) and then gets into the office and wants his drives to just magically work.

Also, trying to change how he uses the laptop won't work either. This is not a tech savvy user. This user also resist chan... Read more

A:Office 2003 on Windows 7 - disconnected mapped drives

I feel for you - that being said, I would probably look into an offline folder syncronization solution.
You can trick these people into thinking they're saving to the network, but they will simply be saving to an offline folder that will sync with said network folders.

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I’m setting a new laptop for my boss, he will map to several network shares as it boots up. Each share requires a username and password. I mapped these drives, logged in the first time, put in the username and passwords etc with no problems. (we are not on a domain)
We have a DHCP server that gives the IP address to the Laptop.

When I reboot, I get a message from Windows “Could not connect to all Network drives” “Click here to check the status of your network drives”

I see all the mapped drives with little red x’s, clicking on them prompts me to enter a username and password, even though I’ve checked “remember my credentials”

He is going to be pissed if he has to put in his username and password every time he logs on, can you tell me how to fix this?

Is there a “network connection wizard” buried somewhere in Windows 7?

A:Windows 7 laptop connecting to network - mapped drives

Does the laptop windows account have a password ? I recall from somewhere that the windows account must have a password first.

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I have a Windows PC used purely for storage. It is shared by 10 other Laptops.

The laptops are running Windows 10.
I created users on the Win 7 PC.
Shared the folders.
Created mapped drives on the Win 10 laptops.
This has been operating with very few issues for a number of years.
Today 2 laptops are unable to access the mapped drives.
I have uninstalled the Antivirus.
I have updated the Intel Lan cards.
Run Ipconfig /renew. Wouldn't renew.

Changed the registry setting - HKey-Local Machine\system\... to allow access.
PROBLEM solved - Windows 7 update caused a conflict. Rolled back to a previous restore point - Bingo it worked.

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In our organization we use a Squid proxy server for internet access. We do not have a domain. Our problem is that Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 by default saves proxy credentials when the user types his account at the prompt of the proxy server. The
Remember my credentials box is auto checked. Is it possible to change this behaviour?

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This problem is very vague being that i'm over the phone with my father trying to solve this problem. What's happening is that on the startup, the mapped drive doesn't auto connect. The drive is shown with a red x, you double click it and it asks for the password and it is being remembered most of the time (but sometimes not). But anyways I have followed the directions Microsoft offer (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q243486/) but I do not know what to have my father add in to the batch.

He has something there now that includes the user and password. What else it intails i'm not sure. BUT is there a batch out there specifically for this?

A:Solved: I need a batch file that connects to a mapped drive on start up

Typically it would be something like:

net use X: \\server\share

where server is the name of the computer you want to connect to and share is the share name.

Then just put the batch file or a shortcut to it in the user's startup folder.

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I would like to restrict access to network drives by Windows Search.
When i make a search and select 'Computer', the mapped drives are also taken into account, which i do not want.
Note that i know the content is not being indexed, and i double checked that this is not allowed. however, i don't want that a local search ends up looking on the network for files. Is there a way to avoid this ?
On a similar topic, does one know the registry path for the setting "Don't use the index when searching in file folders for system files" ? This setting makes searching for system files work (nothing else seems to do the trick) and i would like to set it
as default.
thanks in advance bruno

A:Prevent Windows search from searching network mapped drives

Hi Bruno, I’m afraid it is hard to rewrite the registry for your setting “ jest don't use the index when searching in file folders for system
But you can try to these following steps to prevent searching special type of files (*.dll, *.NLS etc. ):
Start-----Control panel-----Indexing Options-----Advanced-----File Types
Hope it will helpful to you.

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I have two Windows 7 Ultimate computers and around 10 Windows XP (Home and Professional, SP2 and SP3) computers trying to connect to it. It's just a LAN (no internet access).

I have set all of the password-protected sharing off on the Win 7 systems. I have tried opening up ALL of the permissions and such (since security is not really an issue).

The problem I'm having is this:

When I try to map the network drive, it won't let me merely connect to it. So, I have to click map network drive on the XP computer and hit "login with other credentials" and enter the username/pass for the user account on the Win 7 machine (we'll say Bob for user and Smith for password for the sake of example). It will mount the share (which is actually the C:\ root of the drive) just fine.

The only problem is the moment you restart the Windows XP system, it will lose the connection. My fix for it was to create a .bat file that contained the following:


net use S: /delete

net use S: \\Server1Win7\server1win7 Smith /USER:\Bob /PERSISTENT:YES

net use T: /delete

net use T: \\Server2Win7\server2win7 Smith /USER:\Bob /PERSISTENT:YES

I put it in the Progam Files\Startup folder to run upon boot. For the most part, it seems to work after a fashion. Some of the computers, though, will drop the connection to the two Windows 7 systems and need to be rebooted 1-2 times before they get it back again. Even clicking the .bat file manually will have the same ... Read more

A:Windows 7 dropping conenctions from XP systems with mapped network drives

I am surprised the batch file works at all with spaces in the path. Normally if there are spaces you need to enclose the path in quotation marks.

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I have 2 windows 7 machines in my network,

Windows-Domain environment - vanilla setup.

User-Reception: Moves files to various network folders on a Win2008 Server : A subdirectory of a large folder called users (various folders) are maintained under Users (a folder for each employee) - a pretty typical setup. The file she moves are Adobe.pdf files that are incoming faxes. Nothing unsusual.

Problem: My windows 7 users don't see the files right away. Windows XP users can navigate to the same folders and immediately see the moved files.

Problem is driving me crazy!!!!

Any ideas, searching the internet via google for a solution was fruitless.


Prentice Jones

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Hi All, please can you help. I have my dad's old work laptop that is domain locked. I have tried pretty much everything I can think of and then some to acces an administrator account. I have purchased windows password key enterprise and they also gave me ultimate as enterprise wouldn't work and that won't work either.
I've also tried recovery CDs, command prompts but access is denied.
I have been able to create additional admin account but they aren't accessible.
Everytime I think I might have a solution the relevant area is greyed out or access denied again.
This is unable to be resolved by a simple search engine result a single I have tried the majority of them.
Doesn't anyone know what I can do to try and gain access to one of the newly created admin accounts?
On start up no matter what happens or what I change, only my dad's user login (from domain) and 'other user' (which is a domain login) appear.

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First and foremost I am NOT asking for password assistance or help with how to bypass computer security. What I am trying to do is to understand what has happened with my PC so I can prevent this from happening again at some point in the future.

Here is the situation. I have a Windows XP machine that is configured as a domain PC. The PC used to be located in at my work office location and was connected directly to the network domain via LAN. About 6 months ago I started working from home and started connecting to the network via VPN (Cisco AnyConnect client).

For the past 6 months I have not had any problems with the PC. Whenever I disconnected from the VPN and locked my computer I was still able to log into the PC using the same domain credentials because I assume Windows cached my credentials locally and would then authenticate locally without having to authenticate against the domain controller. Since I use multiple PC's I haven't logged into this particular PC for a while and when I tried to log in today this is no longer working. I believe something has happened which caused the cached domain credentials to either get expired, deleted or changed.

I'm sure I can drive to work (inconvenient) and connect the PC to the LAN directly and log in to the domain directly to re-sync the cached credentials but I'm trying to understand what could have happened to cause this in the first place.

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A:HELP! Cached Domain Credentials

Well I got it figured out!! After logging into the PC as a local Admin I connected to the VPN and then right clicked the Mozilla Firefox shortcut on my desktop and selected the option "Run As" and when prompted for credentials I entered my domain username and password and this seems to have re-synced the cached credentials. After doing this I was able to disconnect from the VPN, re-boot the PC, and then log in using my domain login info instead of using the local admin account. In Windows 7 you would need to hold the Shift key while right clicking the application and selecting "Run As Different User"

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Our users sometimes map drives temporarily and forget to unmap them. I'd like to add something which verifies the existance of a drive or the mapping will be removed. Something like (before we map the mandatory drives):

For each mapped drive, check and see if it can connect. If it's not, then disconnect.


A:Windows 2000 Login Script: Disconnect erroneously mapped drives

net use * /d /y

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I have yet to get an answer to the issue that I am dealing with so hopefully someone here can send it to me.

I administer a large downtown skyscraper that was networked in a really stupid way. There are 71 customers with Internet access via a Netopia 9100 router to a Cisco 7209. Some of these customers connect to a Windows 2003 server for file server services. To get to this file server their connection will go through this Netopia to the File server's public interface which works just fine.

Quick drawing:

Customers LAN (DHCP from Netopia) ---> Netopia ---> File server or Cisco 7209 ---> Internet

Customers map the drive via \\fileservername\share
Now the issue is when two or more workstations behind the same Netopia map a drive to the file server. Once two or more are mapped the first connection that was initiated is killed. In other words you cannot have concurrent connections to the file server from behind the same Netopia router.

This server used to be a 2000 server but I am not blaming the server in this situation. For testing I connected one customer directly to the file servers second NIC:

Customers switch ----> Second NIC on file server

Once I did this the customer would map the drive like

\\private IP\share

This customer does not have the issue and can connect multiple workstations concurrently to the file server with no drops at all.

So to conclude, customers mapping from behind the same Netopia 9100 cannot keep concurrent connections. ... Read more

A:Mapped network drives, windows 2003 server and Netopia routers

I was wondering if you know how to direct an ip 80 and 21 port to open on a Netopia

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I have several domain computers across two locations that have started displaying strange behavior in Windows Explorer.  The computers in question are Windows 7 computers that were recently added to the domain.  Usrs are now complaining that when
they click on their mapped user drives or their department group drive and try to navigate to a folder or file, the view suddenly bounces back to either the My Documents folder or the My Computer view.  The user drives and group network drives
are located on different servers, so I'm pretty sure that the issue is not a server problem. 

To solve the problem, the users generally reboot the computer and Windows Explorer will behave fine at least until a later point in the day or the following day when the problem starts all over.
I have checked for IP address and DNS conflicts, but have not seen anything so far.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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I am creating a wireless network profile that needs to be imported during sysprep via unattended.xml using this command
netsh wlan add profile filename="C:\Wirelessprofiles\TECHDATA.xml" user=all

The PC in question will not be joined to our domain however I must use a network login for the profile. e.g. Domain\Username

We have a User name and password specifically for this purpose and I can create the wireless profile, save the credentials and connect to the network successfully.
The profile is configured as follows

Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
Encryption Type: AES
Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)

Authentication Mode = User (with saved Credentials)

When exporting the profile
netsh wlan export profile name="YKDATA" folder="C:\Wirelessprofiles\" key=clear

It does not save the username / Password into the XML as shown below

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<WLANProfile xmlns="http://www.microsoft.com/networking/WLAN/profile/v1">
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A:Adding saved login credentials into wirelessprofile.xml from netsh export command

You may try the following solution to include the password in Clear text.
1.Open your XML file and locate the following line: <protected>true</protected>
 2.Change it to: <protected>false</protected>
 3.Under you will see encrypted line: <keyMaterial>01000000D08C9DDF0115D1118</keyMaterial>
 4.Change it to your key in plain text: <keyMaterial>Yourkey</keyMaterial>
Note: It means that your wireless key will be in clear text and everyone who has access to the file will be able to read your wireless key.
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Server has been great and online for about 7 months without issue.  Three times over the last two weeks, all clients' mapped drives just drop and Windows Explorer hangs...  I am not able to disconnect drives via command prompt, nor remap drives
via command prompt.  However, I can ping the server and remote desktop to the server perfectly.  No errors in logs on workstations or server.  Affects all workstations (60+ running Windows 7 Pro) simultaneously.  Client mappings to
other servers (Windows 2008 R2) running on the same switch are unaffected.  Reboot the 2012 server and you can reconnect to mapped drives by clicking on them in Windows Explorer.  Any ideas?

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I recently converted my Laptop to be part of home WORKGROUP because the domain that it was once a part of, is no longer accessible.  I created a new local (computer) account and networked the machine to see other home machines and all is fine
except I can no longer see the files or log into the previously cached domain. I just need to be able to login once and get the files and documents under the domain account but the login prompt does not show me the option to specify a domain. Please help -
need to get those docs and pics.

windows 7 pro on an HP Laptop.

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Ok this is totally nuts but here we go.  One user on our domain was issued with a new W7 laptop the other week.  Following a change of password a few days ago the problems started.  Basically he is having intermittent problem accessing network
resources, namely our SQL server and Exchange server.  When the problem occurs, attempting to access the SQL server results in a "Cannot create SSPI context" error, whilst attempting to start Outlook (2007 client to a 2010 server) results in
a prompt for his domain password.  Entering the password works but he shouldn't have to.
Now the actual domain logon always works and he can access other resources such as file shares without any problems at all.  If I change his password (either via the W7 client machine or the server), then the problem is cured but only until the next
reboot, then it's back again.  I even tried removing his account from the relevant security groups on the domain and this also cured the problem but only until the next reboot!  Even more strangely, the problem seems limited to Windows 7 clients
- if I log on as him on my W7 machine I get the same issues, whereas logging on at two different XP clients shows no problem.
I'm really struggling to see what's wrong here, can anyone help me please? :(
Many thanks,

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A bit of an odd one this - all of a sudden, as many as 30 computers have suddenly had credentials problems and are failing Group Policy processing as a result. What I mean by this is that they are throwing errors in Event Viewer such as "Unable to resolve
hostname", and the only solution is to open the Stored Names and Passwords manager under the SYSTEM account via PSEXEC and binning off the credentials for the domain controller.
The only leads I could find on this referred to expiring Kerberos tickets, although the setup at this site (I believe) has the default Kerberos policies set under Default Domain Policy. I have checked, and other sites with the exact same policy setup do
not have this issue, so I am reluctant to believe it is the Kerberos policy.
Any other ideas or leads would be appreciated, I'll be happy to expand on this question if any more details are necessary.

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We have a number of users where, when they change their network password, their Outlook will start prompting for the username and password.  This will happen every day until credential manager is cleared out. Then things go back to normal, until the
user has to change their password again.  It seems that once this problem happens this user will always have this problem.  The users are frustrated and is very vocal about how IT can't seem to fix the problem.  Any idea how to fix this permanently? 
Articles I have read say this is a known issue and there isn't a fix.  Office 2013 is the version.

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Dear Sir / Mam

I m using Windows server 2012 R2 Standard , I have 15 Users connected with my sever which is in Domain created on server

Yesterday i have changed my password of my administrator , but previous and new both passwords worked for my domain user

This is not happens previously when i changed my administrator password then domain user security password also changed and old password not worked ,

Also in Active directory users i have given the rights to my two user for domain admins after restarting of system and server domain user rights not updated its worked as previous.

Kindly help in this



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We're seeing a strange behaviour were cached credentials are overwritten but the entry picked is not the oldest entry available, but the next one in the list.

See attached. The oldest entry is from James_R, dated March 04 2015. When I logged in a new user (on the right hand side - Kris_M) I was expecting James' cached credentials to be removed. I can confirm this is the expected behaviour as I tried it on a fresh
windows image, different domain. However, Windows decided to replace entry number 0, of Rebecca.

We're seeing this with more than just one computer in the domain.
Has anyone came across this so far?
Running Windows 7 32 bit SP1
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