Reconnect on logon

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Hi, I have mapped a network drive to one of the system running on xp, and choose the option or reconnect on logon...But the drive doesn't connect on restart, I have to first access the domain to which the pc is attached through network neighbourhood...log onto it.... and then only the drive is able to connect? Could anyone please let me know what I have to do to put it right! Thanks & Best Regards
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Not broken, this is appropriate behavior. When you ‘map’ a network drive it uses your default connection information. If you choose “connect using a different user name” you can provide alternate credentials. BUT, the domain MUST have credentials before allowing reconnect or you have no security. If the workstation is not logging into the domain where the drive is located, then use the alternate credential method to attach. Point of clarification – if you are mapping a drive on the xp system and attaching from another computer in the domain, then your user must be in the allowed list for the local machine to reconnect automatically. Network neighborhood negotiates credentials for domain users who are NOT in the local approved list.

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  • Rayne427
    I also find that when my users are using mapped drives, it is exceptionally helpful for their AS/400 and Windows Networking profiles and password to match. Then when the drives go to reconnect, there is no authentication problem because the credentials are the same.
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  • Inamhaque
    Right, the user in xp doesn't exist in the domain to which its is connecting, that seems the valid reason, mismatch of user.... I will try this and will let you guys know... Thanxs
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