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I get the error message that I don't have the right privileges to access the network resource (and that is correct) when I want to access my network share from a workstation (Windows 7) in the domain. But it's only a error message.. No prompt for entering a account with the good privileges as by Windows XP.

I hate it to mount the network share everytime with the command prompt (net use \servername\share * /user:domain\user). Is there not a GPO that will force a user login prompt when accessing a network share without the right privileges?

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Why do you have to connect as a different user to access the resource? It would be so much easier to just grant access to your own account. – Nic Nov 27 '11 at 0:36
Because it's for connecting to the resource when I'm at a workstation of a user. And I never want to grand everyone access to that resource, only staff of IT. – Sven van Zoelen Nov 27 '11 at 11:26

I have not attempted this, but after a quick search for "Force interactive logon network shares" I found this suggestion, which seems to have addressed the problem you're having. Give it a go.

hklm\software\microsoft\windowsnt\current version\winlogon

set **cachedlogons** to 0
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