Wednesday, February 11, 2009

XP Home won't remember network passwords

Easy "fix": Create a file, login.bat and put it on your desktop and (optionally) shortcut in Startup

net use h: \\servername\sharename /user:domainname\username password

or to have it ask your password:

net use h: \\servername\sharename /user:domainname\username *

change h: to whatever drive letter makes sense. Once the password is entered, it should affect all connections to \\servername including printers.

CAVEAT: of course password is in PLAIN TEXT so, you know, if you lose control of your PC, you lose your security.

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