iSeries and Windows 7 shared drives

265 pts.
Tags:
AS/400
iSeries Access
iSeries passwords
iSeries security
Microsoft Windows 7
Shared drives
Why is it that when my iSeries password is "ABC" my shared drives connect when I signon to Windows 7, but when I change my iSeries password to "XYZ" the shared drive do not connect? I then have to go into Windows Explorer, click on one of the drives and re-enter my password. Neither of the iSeries passwords are the same as the Windows password.

Software/Hardware used:
Windows 7, Client Access

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.

About 50 users in our company have shared drives on the IBM i. In our case, we share an IFS folder where data warehouses live.

As long as users keep their Windows and IBM i passwords in sync, all goes well. Of course, the same user ID is also a requirement.

Discuss This Question: 10  Replies

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
  • Koohiisan
    Perhaps your password is being cached? Have a look at CWBLOGON: .
    report
  • TomLiotta
    When your iSeries password is "ABC", what is your Windows password? When you change your AS/400 password to "XYZ", do you also change your Windows password to the same "XYZ" password? Tom
    125,585 pointsBadges:
    report
  • RayM
    I don't know what CWBLOGON is. Can you explain? I do not change my Windows password. That is always the same which is never the same as my iSeries password.
    265 pointsBadges:
    report
  • Koohiisan
    Sorry, there's a link in my original post...but I messed it up a bit. CWBLOGON is a program that lets you change/delete whatever cached passwords have been stored by IBM's software. This is the link to check it out.
    5,020 pointsBadges:
    report
  • RayM
    I used the CWBLOGON command to set to my current user & password but I still had to put my password in to connect to the shared drives. Any other suggestions? I guess my main question is: After I put my user and password in Client Access to start a session, shouldn't my iSeries know who I am when I go to a shared drive?
    265 pointsBadges:
    report
  • TomLiotta
    I used the CWBLOGON command to set to my current user & password but I still had to put my password in to connect to the shared drives. Shared drives have no connection at all to CWBLOGON nor to iSeries Access. In your situationb, unfortunately, shared drives are handled completely by Windows networking which has no idea what password you might use to connect to some other platform. CWBLOGON only affects iSeries Access applications. Tom
    125,585 pointsBadges:
    report
  • Koohiisan
    @TomLiotta, @RayM Sorry, my mistake. I didn't realize the limited scope of CWBLOGON. Thanks for the clarification!
    5,020 pointsBadges:
    report
  • RayM
    I guess I'll have to keep doing what I'm doing or change my Windows password every time I change my iSeries password.
    265 pointsBadges:
    report
  • slack400
    Has anyone gotten single-sign-on to work with their AS400 and a windows environment? Allegedly it's been available and working since 2002 at least! http://publib-b.boulder.ibm.com/abstracts/sg246975.html?Open
    2,705 pointsBadges:
    report
  • WoodEngineer
    "I guess I’ll have to keep doing what I’m doing or change my Windows password every time I change my iSeries password." That is exactly what we advise our users to do. In fact, when users change their iSeries password we automatically send an e-mail reminding them to change their windows password to match.
    6,650 pointsBadges:
    report

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.

Following