We have a Windows 7 PC that is not joined to our enterprise domain (which I will call "
domain"), and this PC has several local accounts. All of the PC's local accounts have a mapped network drive which uses a specific domain account, say, "
domain\specialuser," that is used to access a network share that is in the domain.
Because of CA-DOJ policy, passwords for the local accounts on the machine must be changed every 30 days. Whenever the anyone's local password is changed however, Windows 7 promptly erases their stored credentials, even though we marked "Remember My Credentials" when mapping the drive. Furthermore, the password for the domain account used to access the network share is not changing.
Why is Windows 7 eradicating the mapping credentials? Shouldn't this not change? Is there some "secret" (i.e., I don't know about) policy setting that controls this behavior? Google search and SO/SU search turned up nothing but 'how to erase mappings...' not helpful.