Mapping a network drive with different credentials?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by CappyPolaron, Jun 21, 2006.

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    I have a routed home network; two computers are located on a wired network in
    the 192.168.0.0 network, and three (my computer, along with two wireless
    notebooks) are on the 192.168.126.0 network, connecting through a D-Link
    DI-524 router which is connected to the 192.168.0.0 network. This network is
    a workgroup, and not a Windows domain, and the connection to the Internet is
    provided through the 192.168.0.0 network.

    At 192.168.0.254 is a computer running Red Hat Linux serving as a file
    server. This workstation is only used as a file server, and we store our
    system backup files over the network to this machine, which in turns stores
    the backups onto a tape backup.

    I installed a fresh copy of Vista Beta 2 (32bit) last night on a clean
    drive, and attempted to access the network share to retrieve my backed up
    word and excel documents.

    When I try to map a network drive to the 192.168.0.254, I don't see any
    options to use a different login to connect to the network share. When
    running the wizard the share is located, and the wizard "finishes" without
    any sort of prompt for a username, and the network drive does not appear
    under Explorer. And using net use Y: \\192.168.0.254\backup /user:<username>
    <password> didn't work, while the command functions fine under XP.

    My hypothesis is that there's a setting I need to change to "trust" the
    192.168.0.x network; unfortunately I haven't been able to find it yet. Any
    suggestions would be appreciated.
     
    CappyPolaron, Jun 21, 2006
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