User/Password (Credentials) prompt over and over again RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hey Everyone,

    When I try to access my network shares, very frequently I will get a credentials prompt.  I type in my username, password, and tell it to save it, but I just get the prompt again later.  Some notes:

    1. My local username/password are the same as on the server.  I am *NOT* confusing the username and the display name.  The *LOGIN* username is the same locally and on the server.
    2. Restarting the Launchpad frequently fixes the issue without having to type in any credentials.
    3. If I add the credentials to the Credential Manager, they don't persist.  Something is removing them.
    4. There is an entry in the Credential Manager for my server with the user "MYSERVER\HomeGroupUser$".  If I delete this credential, I am able to connect to my network shares without any prompts.
    5. This home group credential is automatically re-added by something, so the problem remains for me.

    I've created an executable that calls the CredDelete Win32 API to delete the entry from the Credential Manager when I unlock my machine and at 5 minute intervals (as a scheduled task).  I'm hoping this stop-gap measure fixes the issue for me but I'd like to fix the underlying issue.  None of the existing threads I can find on this issue seem to have the same set of problems with this home group user.

    Any ideas?


    Sunday, May 20, 2012 6:05 PM


  • Homegroup security overrides anything else on your server. If a user is granted access to a share in the Dashboard, but the homegroup isn't, then connecting from a computer in the same homegroup will result in the error you're seeing.

    If you want to use homegroup security, I believe Microsoft's intention is that you grant full permission to everything. If you don't want to use homegroup security, turn the homegroup off and you can control permissions per user.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    Sunday, May 20, 2012 9:21 PM