Vista won't maintain server share connection


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JonathanL

I'm running a Server 2003 domain at home and just got my wife a new laptop
running Vista Home Premium which of course can't be joined to the domain.
It's in a workgroup the same name as the domain and her local account name
and password on the laptop are the same as in the domain.

Here's the problem. While she can map drives to shares on both domain file
servers, the mapping to the shares on server A stick with no problem whereas
the mappings to the shares on server B keep dropping and she has to
re-authenticate to them.

I belie it has something to do with Vista because I have a work-issued
laptop running XP that has no problem maintaining the mappings I create to
the same shares on both Server A and Server B.

So far my research has turned up nothing as to why Vista would be unable to
maintain mappings to shares on one server while having no trouble maintaining
mappings to shares on another.

To reconnect it's a simple matter of re-entering her domain username and
password. But she shouldn't have to and doesn't to stay connected to Server A.

Any help would be appreciated. And yes I know I can use the upgrade to Vista
Ultimate so her laptop could join the domain, but that's not a viable option
just now.
 
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Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)

Vista Home doesn't remember the cache credentials. Thos search result may
help.
Vista doesn't remember mapped drives
4 posts - 1 author - Last post: Mar 27
I have a users using Windows Vista Home Premium. ... Which version of
Vista are you using? Home versions can't cache credentials. ...
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JonathanL

True, in my research I found that out about Home Premium not remembering
cached credentials. Pretty inane idea if you ask me. Anyway, with that being
the case, why does it always maintain the mapping and credentials to the
shares on Server A then? If it's not going to remember, then it shouldn't
remember for A as well as B. This does NOT make sense.

Jonathan
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

JonathanL said:
True, in my research I found that out about Home Premium not
remembering cached credentials. Pretty inane idea if you ask me.
Anyway, with that being the case, why does it always maintain the
mapping and credentials to the shares on Server A then? If it's not
going to remember, then it shouldn't remember for A as well as B.
This does NOT make sense.

I suggest you post in a Vista group; this one's for XP.

And if you love your wife, get her XP Pro (or at least Vista Business). ;-)
 
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JonathanL

Y'know, I can't imagine why I posted this here except that I was so focused
on the Networking part of the forum name I ignored the OS part. Sorry!

And like I said, upgrading to Ultimate just isn't in the cards right now if
you know what I mean. Can't upgrade Home Premium to Business, only Ultimate.
One of the craziest idea MS has come out with regarding Vista. Oh well.

Jonathan

p.s. I found out the mappings to Server A aren't being kept either like I
thought at first. Dunno why it seemed like it before. Oh well, she'll just
have to put up with it until the upgrade can be done.
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

JonathanL said:
Y'know, I can't imagine why I posted this here except that I was so
focused on the Networking part of the forum name I ignored the OS
part. Sorry!

No worries.
And like I said, upgrading to Ultimate just isn't in the cards right
now if you know what I mean. Can't upgrade Home Premium to Business,
only Ultimate. One of the craziest idea MS has come out with
regarding Vista. Oh well.

You mean, besides releasing Vista in the first place? ;-)
Jonathan

p.s. I found out the mappings to Server A aren't being kept either
like I thought at first. Dunno why it seemed like it before. Oh well,
she'll just have to put up with it until the upgrade can be done.

Or downgrade to XP Pro (clean install). I would.
 
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JonathanL

Actually I rather like Vista once you figure it out. It's just like when XP
came out. Had to figure out how to do things all over. But once past the
inital learning phase, it was real nice.

As for downgrading to XP, I could do that but except for the couple of
networking quirks, I think my wife would prefer to stick with Vista.

Jonathan
 

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