Windows: Store credentials to access a share
the credialstore offers the ability to store credientials to access some resources without entering the password every time when the resource is used.
This example stores the credentials for a network share.
Share: \\myServer.myDomain.org\myShare$ User: myUser Domain: myDomain Password: VerySecred
D:\> cmdkey /add:myServer.myDomain.org /user:myDomain\myUser /pass D:\> cmdkey /list Currently stored credentials: Target: Domain:target=myServer.myDomain.org Type: Domain Password User: myDomain\myUser
Connect to the network drive. Its important to omit the net use /user switch otherwise net use asks for the password. The Server string must exactly match as entered by cmdkey.
D:\> dir \\myServer.myDomain.org\myShare$ D:\> net use R: \\myServer.myDomain.org\myShare$
Explorer can also use the credentials. Do not specify any connect as parameters.