You Cannot Connect to Network Drives by Using Current Logon Credentials

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

This problem typically occurs when you log on to a Telnet server by using NTLM authentication with a user ID and password that also grants permissions to a network resource on another server on the same network as the Telnet server.


Because of a limitation in NTLM authentication, Telnet Server cannot automatically pass your credentials to the server hosting the network resource.


From within the Telnet Client session, connect to the network resource specifying the credentials you want to use, even if they are the same credentials that you used to log on to the Telnet Server. For example, if the resource is a mapped drive, you can use the following command to request the mapping with a specific user ID:

net user x**: \\servername\**sharename **/user:**usernamepassword

You can substitute an asterisk (*) for the password to have Windows securely prompt you instead of typing it on the command line and showing it on the screen.

See Also


Error Message: The user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer
Error Message: Access Denied - Specified user is not a member of the TelnetClients group
Error Message: The user's password must be changed before logging in the first time
Error Message: Telnet Server allows NTLM authentication only
Error Message: Error while connecting to the host - could not open a connection to host on port 23
You Cannot Access Drive Letters Mapped by Others in Separate Telnet Sessions
Characters and Lines on the Telnet Client Display are Misaligned
The Cursor Loses Alignment with the Prompt
System Error 1058: Telnet Service Fails to Start