02-16-2012 05:13 AM
I have a WD My Book Live drive connected to my home network which also has 3 computers attached to it. All PCs appear to work fine with the drive and are able to connect/copy files to and fro etc.
One laptop using windows vista has 3 different users attached to it with separate login details, one of which is my administrator login. Each time I reboot the computer my login will connect to the My Book with no trouble, and no need to access login details etc. However the other 2 users which have standard accounts do not connect automatically. They can see the mapped drive on the network but when they click on the drive it asks for login details. If they enter my log in details it then works fine. I have tried pressing the remember password option when entering the password but this does not seem to be remembered at next login. I have looked on the net and have seen information on Net use scripts to enable the auto login but am a little confused as to how this works exactly. Can anyone provide an easy solution to enable all users to access the drive without logging in at startup each time - am I missing something obvious. If scripts are the way to go details of how to undertake this would be great. I do not seem to have the problem on a different PC running windows 7 which seems to connect automatically.
Any help would be appreciated.
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02-17-2012 07:24 AM
Check if this works, from the network and sharing center in the control panel, disable the password protected sharing.
02-20-2012 01:11 PM
Many thanks for answering.
Tried this tonight and initially did not work, but then remapped the drive again entered password and all appears to be fine. Rebooted PC and logged backon to other users and drive is accessible without entering password.
Guess your suggestion helped out, many thanks.