Solved How to determine/manage credentials in a Windows workgroup

Microsoft Windows server 2008 r2 standar...
March 13, 2013 at 14:46:33
Specs: Windows Server 2008
In a Windows Workgroup,

How can I determine what credentials have been used to make each network connection on another machine, ie as what user or anonymous/guest?

Is there an easy way to disconnect all connections to a given machine (so that I can reconnect with proper credentails as a user on that machine)?

This becomes an issue when I'm told I can't access a given share, I presume because Windows has forgotten the credentials I was using and connected as a guest which is OK for some (public) shares but not others. I want to always connect to each machine on the network as a user on the machine with full permissions and I depend on Windows to remember that but it doesnt always happen.

I can fix this in DOS by using 'NET USE' to list current connections, then 'NET USE /d' to disconnect any to the given machine, then use NET USE \\machine /user:... (password) /persistent:yes' to make the connection, after which all subsequent connections will be made as that user. But I keep thinking there must be an easier way.


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March 13, 2013 at 14:57:03
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Disable the guest account on all pcs.

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