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Old 01-29-2008, 08:01 PM   #1
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Default Maped network drive keeps asking for username and password??

I've maped a network drive but every time i startup it doesn't connect up and it askes for the username and password, I tick the remember password part but it does it every time, its getting real fustraightin that i have to do it every time

its between a windows vista(client) and xp(server) but i have another vista machine that works fine doing the same thing .. it remembers the password etc ..

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vista uses SMB2 where as XP uses SMB1, and SMB requires authentication so it will always require that password information. Google search SMB and vista to xp issues and you will find you are not alone.
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I had a look but I still couldn't find any fixes .. its just weird that 1 vista machine connects stright away and the other one keeps asking for a password or username.
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I had the same problem with my vista machine, couldn't resolve it, reserached it for about a day, decided to scrap it. It was a virtual machine.
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did you use the option "connect using a different user name" when you set up the map?
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yup i've tryed that i've even tryed changing the password and the username, but still didn't work i'm quite convinced it something 2 do with some registery setting .... but the main thing thats annoying is that my other vista machine works perfectly fine.
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You need to hack vista's registry to lower the security rating of SMB 2. You need to modify the NTLM to a less secure mode, ie NTLM v1, because SMB 2 in vista breaks backwards compatibility (with itself hahaha if that just isn't hilarity I don't know what is) and third party compatibility.

Google is your friend and you can find an article of what I am talking about.
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I've tryed that already and i jst tryed it again and it still doesn't work i followed these instructions

http://thesystemadministrator.com/th...a:_force_ntlm/
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Yeah, first you set LM to 1. What that does is send passwords in clear text. Vista doesn't do that by default for security reasons. Unfortunately it makes life difficult mapping to shares on older OS'.

Second, you need to have the computers on the same workgroup, and the computer hosting the share has to have the same user account and password created on it as your Vista computer. You also have to set the network type to private as opposed to public.
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Another good but bad Vista attribute... Microsoft could have put an on/off option somewhere in User Accounts or Sharing properties...
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