[thelist] Windows XP network help

Ken Schaefer ken at adOpenStatic.com
Mon Dec 1 18:47:58 CST 2003

From: "Sam Carter" <scforum at iness.com>
Subject: [thelist] Windows XP network help

: We've got a new Windows XP client on a Microsoft Network.
: The other clients are Windows 2000.
: It ran just fine for 2 days, then powered down (by itself??).
: After rebooting, it tries to connect to other shared folders on the
: and *always* requests the username / password to connect.
: Isn't it supposed to remember the username / password?

Depending on how you connected in the first place, it may, or may not,
remember the password.

What I suspect however is that it is trying the username/password that it
last used, but that username/password is no longer valid. You don't specify
whether you are using a Domain or not. I will assume that you aren't. Goto
the machine that it's trying to connect to, enable auditing for Logon
Failure events in the local security policy, and then restart the
troublesome XP machine. You should then see something in the security event
log of the machine acting as the file server (eg an account lockout problem,
or a incorrect password problem or whatever)


Microsoft MVP - Windows Server (IIS)

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