Franklin wrote:So, once you have figured out what your user name is, you'll have to create an account on the Synology server which has the same name as the name identified by that guide that I provided.
On the basis of my testing, I think this is 100% wrong!
I had a problem with having to log into my mapped drives on a new (in fact very old) machine that I had set up to access my DS106e. I was having to log into the drives each time I logged into the machine. I didn't have this problem on other machines.
A key point here is that the machine in question is an XP Home (SP1) system.
Without going into all the detail, I couldn't get the above approach to work.
However, I did end up with a situation that would appear to demonstrate why the above is statement is incorrect....
On the PC:
* Welcome user name = "Richard C"
* User name shown in the SET command = "Richard Collings"
On the Synology:
* User name = "Richard"
I set the two accounts to have the same password.
I had previous set a mapped drive using the Synology user id ("Richard") and its associated password.
When I log in again - I got a "Cannot connect to mapped drive" msg and on clicking on the drive in question, I get the user id/password dialog showing the following value in the UserId: "\\Diskstation\Richard"
ie: Windows is trying to reestablish the connection using the user id that I had originally connected to the drive with; it was not using either the Welcome User id or the XP User id for that user on that machines
. This matches my recollections of setting up the Synology on other machines - the user id used to connect to the Synology did not not need to match the Windows user id for a successul connection to be established.
I think the underlying cause of the problem is that XP Home does not permit the storage of network user credentials (there is no 'Remember password' tick box on the log in when setting up the network drive). There may be a work around for this but if there is, I can't find it.
However, the good news is that there is another (obvious) solution - use the Synology Assistant (V2.0-3.428) to do the mapping.
I don't know how it achieves it but on first test (at least), after setting up the mapping, logging out and logging back in again, I was able to access the drive immediately without needing to log in.
The only downside is that the server is represented by its IP address rather than its name.