How to save credentials for a maped drive

Have you ever mapped a drive and chose to have it Reconnect at logon but it did not save the credentials? This has happened to me. The end user has to call you again and again to re-enter the credentials in for them. There are two ways to fix this.

 

You can use “savecred“. Savecred will save the credentials permanently. The other option is to use “manage passwords” that come with XP in control panel.  Manage passwords will only save the password for the current session once the user has typed the password in after being prompted for it. Here are the work arounds:


OPTION 1: “Manage Passwords”

Map your drive:

  • Go to My computer/Computer
    Click on tools then select map drive
  • Type in the UNC (\\server\share) that you want to map
  • Check the box that says reconnect at logon
  • Then click on the connect using a different user name
  • It will prompt you for the credentials. Type these in and click ok
  • Now click finish and the drive will be mapped using a set of different credentials then the user you are logged in with

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