When you say connect to others do you mean accessing their files and folders?
If you do you need map network drives, if you go to "My Computer" it should be
under one of the menus there, I can't check at the moment because I use Linux.
Alternatively you can use the net use command in command prompt and set up a
batch file to run under the startup folder.
create a file called netfiles.bat
net use K: \\computername\foldername
copy the netfiles.bat to the startup folder in the start menu
Originally when a PC had to be restarted, whether for maintainance or a powercut for instance. When it was all booted up, software that required access to a database on another computer could get it automatically. Now because of some changes to some of the PC's, I have to go through my network and click on the computer required and enter a user name/password.
Thanks for you reply, on checking the three PC's that do "the right thing" there is nothing in any of those paths. Well except for things I expected of course.
Each PC has a program that requires access to, for want of a better term, a server where the main program and database resides. As I say 2 others connect without an issue. But the other 4 all need to have user names entered each time., even to access the main printer.
I would say that to get help your first best option would be to specify what operating system(s) you are using. I'm guessing Win 2k Pro, XP Pro or some version of Vista, at least on the computers that request a user account/password.
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