I have shares that are mounted on student machines using Workgroup Manager and it was prompting students for their password. I found a particular key was missing so I thought I would share.

  1. Launch Workgroup Manager and click on the Preferences and then Details tab for a group.
  2. Double click loginwindow to open up the editor.
  3. Add a new boolean key to all the shares with the following name and set it to true.

Apply the changes and now the hares will try to mount using the users short name and hopefully, they’ll never see a password prompt.