"Could not reconnect all network drives" issue

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  1. strelac

    strelac New Member

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    Hi all!

    I have problem with Windows 7 Home Premium installed on my laptop. Every time when i reboot computer it prompts me with this annoying message "Could not reconnect all network drives". Mapped drive in My Computer gets red X, and it allows access to network share only if I retype username and password manualy regardless I checked remember me checkbox when I first time accessed network share. I tried to use net use command also but with no success. There is no antivirus installed on my laptop.
    Network share is located on Windows server 2003 and all other machines access this share normaly including one Windows 7 Pro.
    Can it be limitation of this version of Windows?

    I would really apreciate any help in solving this problem..
     
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    If the 2k3 server is a domain controller or a member server in a domain make sure that the Win7 HomePremium machine has a workgroup name that reflects this. If the domain is named ThisIsMyDomain.lan then make sure the Win7 HOmePremium machine's workgroup name is ThisIsMyDomain and exclude the .lan suffix. Other wise if it's just a workgroup server just make sure the workgroups names are the same.
    Then make sure that what ever UserName and PassWord you are using to log on to the Win7 HomePremium machine is also present as a username and password on the 2k3 server, either within AD users and computers or as a local account on the server, making sure that that user has appropriate permissions to the shares.
     
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    Both, laptop and server are in same workgroup. There is no domain,nor AD. I dont use the
    same username and password to log on to windows and to access network share on windows 2003 server.
    Actualy I log on to windows on laptop without password.
    To access network share,I am using username and password which I created on server. It works
    well when I manually type username and password but as soon as I reboot my laptop connection
    gets lost and require to type my credentials again to access network share.
    What is the order of credentials that Windows uses when access to network share
    after reboot? Does it first try to use local account on my laptop which I used to log on to Win
    or another one that I saved when accessed network share?
     
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    Yes, it will probably attempt first to default to what we use to call pass thru authentication using the account and password you are coming from, if that is present on the resource machine things should work automagically.
    Your problem may very well be with a lack of any password, just a guess but perhaps because of the missing password Win7 is unsuccessful adding the account to the local credential vault and as a result when the resource machine queries to confirm you access token, it's not working properly, and you have to re-enter it manually.
    Try logging on to the Win7 machine with a known good account on the 2k3 server and see if everything works ok, and or add a password for your login and create the account on the server with the appropriate permissions and see if that works ok. At least that may give you a hint as to what's happening. But I know there are and have been known issues with Windows networking using blank passwords ever since XP Sp3, so let us know what you decide as to how to move forward.
     
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    First of all, sorry for being late with response.
    Today i just have set up windows 7 to access network share. First what I did was to add some password to local account used to log on to Windows. It didn't work. I had to re-enter credentials existed on server to access network share again.
    It seems that it works well on Windows 7 only when I use same account to log on to Windows as one that exist on server. After I created such account on local machine,there was no problem to access network share and mapped drives anymore.
    Thanks for help.
     
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    Thank you for posting back and updating your thread. Welcome to the forums and we hope to continue to see you around.
     

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