Re: Windows Vista prompts for network share password on every boot
Unfortunately the office design was not under my control, I am just trying
to fix the problem. There are less than 10 computers in the office, and you
are correct, they are using peer-to-peer. They are connected via a broadband
router that assigns the IP address via DHCP.
"Jack (MVP-Networking)." wrote:
> I am not totally clear about the Network make up, it seems that you have
> peer to peer Network and you are trying to use it as a Real Business
> May be it is an issue of using DHCP from a Router with No IP reservation,
> may be Norton blocks some things even with it is Off (switching it Off does
> not takes it totally out of the system), may be you exceed 10 connections.
> You should consider getting a real server like Windows 2008 SBS.
> Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)
> "SlackerBoy" <Slackerboy@noemail.postalias> wrote in message
> >I have an office with multple Vista Business machines installed. Each
> > computer has a share called SharedFiles. Each machine is setup with an
> > account called 'Shared' that is given access to this folder. When a user
> > maps
> > this share from another computer, they use reconnect on login and login
> > using
> > different user name (using the 'shared' account credentials). Typically
> > only
> > one of the computers actually hosts the shared files, but they are all set
> > up
> > identically. All of the other machines connect to the 'main' computer's
> > "SharedFiles" folder.
> > When the machine is rebooted, it comes up and says it can't reconnect to
> > all
> > shares. When the customer clicks on the share, it prompts for credentials
> > and
> > connects. It is annoying to have the error pop up, as well as having to
> > enter
> > credentials each time to connect. I would appreciate any help provided.
> > These machines do have Norton Internet Security 2008 on them, which we
> > have
> > disabled with no change to the problem.