Can’t Map Windows Server 2003 Network Drive on Windows 7, Enter Network Password Error :(

OK so I kept having this issue with a clients Windows 7 Ultimate PC, every time I would try to map a network drive it would ask me for 2 pairs of credentials. The Regular credentials and then the dreaded “enter network password” credential. Keep in mind that this is a business network so no clients have home groups setup.

Troubleshooting Steps: – Went to Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings and made sure “Password Protected Sharing” was OFF.

– Still didn’t work. – This time I had to check our credentials manager and remove all old credentials it may have stored ( Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Credential Manager )

– Still Didn’t work WTF! right? At this point I was kinda annoyed and I decided to check the Network Policies on the local computer, TADAAAAAAAA :P

THE SOLUTION:

Start Menu Type run or cmd in search box

Type: secpol.msc

Go to Local Policies | Security Options and choose the “Network Security: LAN Manager Authentican Level” item Set it to “Send LM & NTLM use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated”

Reboot, Remap and everything should be good, enjoy :)

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Hi, My name is Miguel Vallejo and I'm the Founder & CEO of Web Semantics (www.websemantics.com). As A Child of the internet I'm a self-taught Web Developer & Network Engineer with over 15 Years of Professional Experience, Specializing in Linux/Unix Systems (Debian, Redhat & CentOS Distributions), Virtualization (KVM & VMware). I have a passion for Network Security, Information Technology, Cloud Infrastructures(Open Stack) , open source Web Development and anything that involves technology. I speak English and Spanish fluently and have worked on and with Bilingual Infrastructures (English & Spanish). I Like challenges and hate anything mundane, I am a bit anti-social (naturally lol...). I dislike those who are dishonest and who like to take advantage of others, like Julian Assange I enjoy crushing bastards.

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