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Why won't Windows 2000 Pro retain passwords to mapped drives on a Windows 98 machine?

I have two mapped network drives on my PC using the Windows 2000 Professional operating system. The mapped drives are folders on a Windows 98 box. Each time I log on it asks for the passwords to these drives. Why won't Win2k retain these passwords once they are entered correctly? Thanks for your help with this.

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You need to enable the Guest account in Windows 2000, which is not enabled by default. This is due to limitations in Windows 98, not Windows 2000. See KB article Q258938 for more information.

This was first published in November 2002

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