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Here is the setup. Very small network. Windows 2008 with a single folder shared as 'Data'. Win2k8 server (called Server) has user account called Staff that is part of Users group. On a network attached laptop, when I go to map a network drive to \Server\Data using the Staff username and password - Server\Staff as username I can connect to the mapped drive.

Once the user reboots or logs out and back in I get an error saying: Incorrect Password Or Unknown Username and it has the password field blank. I am putting in the SAME password I originally did for the mapped drive and I am then able to see the contents.

How do I fix it so that I don't have to put in the password every time a client machine reboots?

FYI - the is no AD on the 2k8 server, just a workgroup with local user accounts.

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Why aren't you using AD? –  Chopper3 Jan 10 '12 at 18:43

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Check in Stored User Names and Passwords (If I remember correctly that it was called that in XP) in Control Panel for the entry. If you find it there try deleting it and recreating it.

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Not visible, I think this is only available on XP machines connected to a domain, there is no domain here. –  xedgex Jan 10 '12 at 18:42
    
You can check for mapped drives with "net use" then. Delete any that exist and recreate them. –  joeqwerty Jan 10 '12 at 18:56

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