At the office we have a Windows 7 which was configured by a bad admin : he mapped the shares with an administrator user.
This Windows 7 is in a domain, and the admin user is named admin. So this Windows 7 accessed the servers with full rights.

On the Windows 7 I disconnected the drives, rebooted and reconnected them. Everything was running fine.
Later, I disabled the user admin on Active Directory to be sure nobody else used it.
And tadaaa... the former Windows 7 can no longer access the server.
Ok, I re-disconnect the shares, reboot and it is now impossible to reconnect them. I tested with net use but I get an error too.
If I enable admin account this is ok. So I guess the Windows 7 use some credential mapping. It memorize something, but where ?

  • What are the shareand file security settings on the shares you are trying to use? Start there and add a security group if needed. Be sure to check the shre and file permissions. Also check the security logs on the server as that will provide additional information. – Dave M Nov 16 '12 at 19:32
  1. look in Dredential Manager in Control Panel on the Windows 7 computer and delete the credentials if you find them there.

  2. Run net use from a command prompt and make sure the mapped drives are no longer connected.

  3. What error do you get when you try to reconnect the mapped drives?

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  • in this case DREDential manager makes sense! – tony roth Nov 16 '12 at 21:43
  • Nice, this was an entry into Credential Manager. I never ever used that, so I had no clue. Thanks ! – Bertrand SCHITS Nov 19 '12 at 16:31
  • Glad to help... – joeqwerty Nov 19 '12 at 16:32

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