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On a windows 7 and after each reboot I must give user & password to connect the samba shares (even if I ask windows to remember them).

I use samba 3.6.3 on ubuntu 12.04 server. Samba authetication is based on system's users.

Why windows 7 re-ask for user & password again and agian ?

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Check you Credential Manager on you Windows 7 machine to make sure that your credentials for Samba shares are saved. Also, try to map the network drive rather than just access shares directly.

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I've noticed the same thing as in the question. In Windows XP saving credentials worked more or less without problem, but Vista and 7 happen to "forget" the credentials. – Hubert Kario Aug 14 '12 at 14:58
I've logged in using the pattern: MYWORKGROUP\USERNAME and this time it automatically appended a new entry in the Credential Manager. – Nelstaar Aug 14 '12 at 16:59

I would create a network map using the /persistent in order to save the connection properties for future log on's.

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I'am not expert, it a windows 7 option ? – Nelstaar Aug 21 '12 at 19:25

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