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Title: Singing in to home server
Post by: radioman54 on January 14, 2016, 06:40:00 pm
Prior to upgrading to Windows 10 my PC would always connect to my home server automatically but after the upgrade I have to manually sign-in in order to use any of the files on the server. Even though I enter my username and password and tell it to save them,  it doesn't. Is there any way that I can use WinBatch to get the server recognized on my PC without manually logging in each time I boot my computer?
Title: Re: Singing in to home server
Post by: td on January 15, 2016, 08:41:33 am
Why not use Control Panel's Credential Manager to set the credentials to use with the server's shares?
Title: Re: Singing in to home server
Post by: radioman54 on January 15, 2016, 01:38:12 pm
I have but it still doesn't sign in.
Title: Re: Singing in to home server
Post by: td on January 15, 2016, 02:28:32 pm
Using the Credentials manager has always worked on my Win 10 systems.  I have read that you will need to always supply a password, if you don't have the 'Allow Windows to manage homegroup connections option selected but have no first hand experience with that.
Title: Re: Singing in to home server
Post by: radioman54 on January 15, 2016, 08:25:26 pm
The username and password are supplied.
Title: Re: Singing in to home server
Post by: td on January 16, 2016, 09:24:50 am
You appear to have misunderstood. Probably because of my bad choice of terms.  By 'supply a password',  I meant that you have to physically type in the password, i.e.,  Windows will not use the stored credentials.

Another alternative is to enable the guest account on the Windows 10 system but MSFT thinks that is a security risk.
Title: Re: Singing in to home server
Post by: radioman54 on January 16, 2016, 10:40:52 am
Windows 10 is a piece of trash. Sorry  I ever upgraded.
Title: Re: Singing in to home server
Post by: td on January 16, 2016, 09:34:29 pm
Windows 10 is not one of my favorite operating systems either but you should be able to access remote shares without having to manually type in credentials every time.  I am able to do that on both home and work servers using Windows 10. 
Title: Re: Singing in to home server
Post by: radioman54 on January 17, 2016, 06:30:53 am
I have tried everything but nothing works.
Title: Re: Singing in to home server
Post by: td on January 18, 2016, 09:32:11 am
You might find the following of some use:

https://techjourney.net/cannot-connect-to-cifs-smb-samba-network-shares-shared-folders-in-windows-10/ (https://techjourney.net/cannot-connect-to-cifs-smb-samba-network-shares-shared-folders-in-windows-10/)
Title: Re: Singing in to home server
Post by: radioman54 on January 18, 2016, 11:46:09 am
I do have an account setup on the server that uses the same username and password as my Windows 10 box. From Windows 95 up to Windows 7 it has always logged in automatically. The upgrade to Windows 10 has stopped that. If I want to access the server files for my account I have to manually sign-in to the server each time I want to access a file. It doesn't even keep the link after the first sign-in.
Title: Re: Singing in to home server
Post by: td on January 18, 2016, 01:27:12 pm
As previously mentioned it requires more than just having an account setup and it does work if setup properly.
Title: Re: Signing in to home server
Post by: radioman54 on January 18, 2016, 01:32:18 pm
So how do I set it up properly?
Title: Re: Singing in to home server
Post by: td on January 18, 2016, 01:40:30 pm
Can't tell you other than to offer the number one rule of problem solving - check your assumptions.
Title: Re: Singing in to home server
Post by: td on January 19, 2016, 07:23:43 am
While doing my regular morning reading I happened across an article on Windows 10 network file sharing problems and a way to fix them.  Unfortunately, the article is behind a paywall so I can't post a link here.  But essentially when all else fails, the article suggests that because of bugs in all versions of Windows you may need to force all Windows systems on the network to forget their network settings.  This involves uninstalling the network drivers on all systems and then starting with Windows 10 system rebuild the network from scratch. 

Never tried it so I can't recommend it.     
Title: Re: Singing in to home server
Post by: radioman54 on January 19, 2016, 07:49:48 am
That sounds like more trouble than it's worth.
Title: Re: Singing in to home server
Post by: td on January 19, 2016, 10:00:14 am
It isn't all that hard if you don't let the uninstall delete the drivers but you do need to re-enter specific network  settings on Windows 10 to avoid creating the same problem.   

But it's your problem and your choice.
Title: Re: Singing in to home server
Post by: radioman54 on January 19, 2016, 11:48:49 am
I don't know enough about the settings to deal with making the changes so I'll just sign-in manually.