Reconnecting to the Server on bootup

February 23, 2011 at 07:36:50
Specs: Windows Vista
I have a SBS2K3 server in a small office with 5-6 P2P machines. Mostly I use it as a fileserver. I have a multi-user Quickbooks program as well as an inventory program that use the files from the server. My problem is this... it's CONSTANTLY asking me for username/pw for the server. The clients just will not reconnect the mapped drives at logon and keep them connected. Sometimes it even tells the person at their desk they "cannot be logged on multiple times" or something to that nature. rebooting is the only solution to make it let them back in. Some have suggested pointing QB to the actual share rather than a mapped drive, but to no avail. It STILL wants a login to access the share. I have tried building the mapped drive where it gives the option "Reconnect as a different user" and entering login/pw for the server... again no reconnect at startup. I am totally at a loss. I need this to work. I would settle for a solution that would make SBS give free access to these folders w/o login at all like 98/XP/Vista will do.

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February 23, 2011 at 07:44:41
It sounds like the computers have not been joined to the domain...

Once they are then they will no longer ask for username and password to access the domain resources.

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February 23, 2011 at 07:57:16
But I dont think I have a domain setup. And I think I would prefer not to have one. It seems to overcomplicate things in such a small office. If something happens to the server, (which is likely to be caused by my cluelessness) Then the whole office is down. Right now, I could run the server over with my truck, pull the QB db from the last night's backup, throw it on any HD in the office and repoint the software and no harm done. I used to work with a guy that was an ex-network engineer from Shell, and he did that, and overcomplicated the system to the point everyone hated him cuz nobody could use it.

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