Windows 10: Net Use not working properly Solved

  1.    24 Sep 2015 #1

    Net Use not working properly


    Recently upgraded from 7 to 10 (clean install). When I use the net use command it doesn't quite work the same as it used to.

    In Windows 7 when I would run net use and include credentials, I could put the UNC path into the run command and the folder would open right up. Now when I do that I have to login, even though I included credentials in the net use command itself.

    If I map a network drive with net use, it doesn't show anywhere in Windows explorer, and if I type in the drive letter of the network drive into the "address bar" it says it can't find it.
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  2.    24 Sep 2015 #2

    What is the exact command you are using and are you using an elevated command prompt or a normal user one? Is the share local and was the share made with the same account?
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  3.    24 Sep 2015 #3

    Elevated command prompt.

    Command is "net use \\10.1.0.9\c$ /user:domain\username "password""

    Then in run, I type \\10.1.0.9\c$ and it should take me straight to that folder.

    Instead, it prompts me for my username and password again.

    In the case of mapping a network drive i just add the drive letter to the command. "net use Z: \\10.1.0.9\c$ /user:domain\username "password""

    The shares are not local and I'm using the credentials of an account other than what I'm currently logged in with.
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  4.    24 Sep 2015 #4

    Is the password supposed to be in quotes? Also try a * instead of a password to see if it prompts you correctly for one, especially if you have spaces in it. May help narrow it down at least.
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  5.    24 Sep 2015 #5

    Kanata said: View Post
    Is the password supposed to be in quotes? Also try a * instead of a password to see if it prompts you correctly for one, especially if you have spaces in it. May help narrow it down at least.
    I always have used quotes, but it doesn't appear to be necessary.

    The * does prompt for a password, but the results are the same if I enter it that way.
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  6. Posts : 33
    W10-pro + W7-pro + XP-pro
       25 Sep 2015 #6

    Are you runing W10-pro or W10-home?
    I found that W10-home offers you a more relaxed and automaticly correct sharing of devices and folders in a home network.
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  7.    25 Sep 2015 #7

    jos said: View Post
    Are you runing W10-pro or W10-home?
    I found that W10-home offers you a more relaxed and automaticly correct sharing of devices and folders in a home network.
    W10 Pro
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  8.    25 Sep 2015 #8

    If you run it from an Administrator command prompt you'll not see it in explorer as explorer doesn't run elevated.

    Run it in a normal command prompt and you should see it OK (but elevated apps will not see it)

    See here also Network drive not showing in elevated apps - Windows 10 Forums
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  9. Posts : 33
    W10-pro + W7-pro + XP-pro
       25 Sep 2015 #9

    Experimenting I disabled both Firewalls: home and world. No difference. W10-pro refuses to see the other computers but pinging works fine. The computer with XP-pro (Dell) is not allowed to access the shared folder on W10-pro (Athlon) but can access the shared folder on the W10-home computer without problems.
    The W10-home (Toshiba) shows all shares on all computers with active and default Firewall settings.

    The problem is W10-pro. W10-home is still working like I was used without troubleshooting in W7-pro and W7-home.
    Microsoft Netherland says it has a solution but that would cost me $125,- for one year support!!!!!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails netwerk view and access on W10-home.JPG   W10-pro network.JPG  
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  10.    25 Sep 2015 #10

    halasz said: View Post
    If you run it from an Administrator command prompt you'll not see it in explorer as explorer doesn't run elevated.

    Run it in a normal command prompt and you should see it OK (but elevated apps will not see it)

    See here also Network drive not showing in elevated apps - Windows 10 Forums
    Yep, I can confirm this is the answer. Just tested. Probably related to admin approval mode. My least favorite Windows "feature" since Vista.
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