For years, I've used various network file sharing applications in my home. Every user on our LAN has full access, and there hasn't been a problem. We are one family, and our LAN is relatively well locked down. I purchased a Linksys NAS200, and would like to have a bit more security as my kids are slowly entering their teen years. The NAS200 lets me define individual user accounts with passwords. I would like to move in this direction. My problem centers around Windows XP Home and its inability to remember passwords (credentials?) across boots. Currently most of our PC's are Windows XP Home, one is Vista Home. Every time I create a network file share using Windows net use from the command screen, a link with /savecred and /persistent is created, but the network login / link fails on the next boot. The error reported is invalid sign on, Windows XP Home remembers the user but not the password. I tried to use some software Linksys offered to create network links. It had about the same effect as net use from the command line. I've read that a few users have resorted to setting up net gen commands in Windows / DOS batch files which are executed at Windows boot. This seems like a bit of a kludge, but if necessary, I'll do it. Does anyone know how to get Windows XP Home to remember user / password network links across boots so they can auto-reconnect? Somewhere within the Samba community this must have come up before and been resolved. Recently I updated the adult PC's and laptops to use fingerprint scanners to log on. We have instituted better security on our desktops and laptops. What I'm trying to do now is to implement an improvement on our network file device.