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Why does Win 8.1 keep dropping mapped network drives?

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    When setting up the credential for accessing another computer in a workgroup, when it asks for "Internet or Network Address" would it be looking for the computer name, or the UNC path, IP address, or something else?

    Thanks

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Vincenzo View Post
    When setting up the credential for accessing another computer in a workgroup, when it asks for "Internet or Network Address" would it be looking for the computer name, or the UNC path, IP address, or something else?

    Thanks
    In the context of this thread which relates to drive mappings not connecting on start up, It should be looking for the username/password, which relates to the machine or server that has the drive attached. In some cases the IP of the target machine may work but the IP's can change unless they are reserved.

    Workgroup folder access is typically set up using the NTFS permission settings but there are instances where adding the credentials of the target machine may help with certain access problems. Lately I've found quite a few different problems can be fixed by adding credentials.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8 Pro


    How can I tell if the credential is working? After adding the one I wanted, I tried creating a bogus credential and it seemed to accept that too. So now I am looking for a way to test to see if I created the first one correctly.
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    windows 8.1


    Along the same lines, same problem. In our office, people who got windows 8.1 can map to our Cloud Drive with no problem and it always works. The same people, on the same laptop before the Windows 8.1 update were able to map to shared folders on the Server 2008R2 system if they had permissions listed on the server to those shares. Now, they sometimes connect, other times not and often drop what connections they can make. But as mentioned, the Cloud connection mapped to a drive letter works without fail. Is there a specific reason for this and more important is there a way to fix it? Especially if the user is connecting via Internet. But the same problems occur even when they are local on the same network IP's as the server.
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