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Expert Mode: Network Settings

 

If your source/left and/or destination/right directory are on a network, and you are using a UNC path, e.g. \\machine\share\directory, then this page allows you to set the username and password required to connect to the network shares. You can only edit the values if you are using a UNC path or if the path contains variables (because it is impossible to know if it will be a UNC path or not until the profile is actually run).

 

This profile settings page can use and create shared settings.

 

Username: Your network username for the source/left or destination/right (as appropriate). If none is specified then SyncBackPro will use the default username (which is your current Windows username).

 

Password: Your network password for the source/left or destination/right (as appropriate). If none is specified then SyncBackPro will use the current default password associated with the username given above.

 

Test Connection: Click this button to test if SyncBackPro can connect to the source/left and/or destination/right using the supplied username and password. This button is disabled if the path is not a UNC path (if variables are being used in the path then keep in mind that variables can change value and so the currently expanded variables may not make the path a UNC path).

 

If you use the Network settings in SyncBackPro take account of the following Windows issues:

 

To use a network for the source/left or destination/right you must specify a valid UNC path, e.g. \\Machine Name\ShareName\Folder\

Your current username and password are used before the supplied username and password (unless the option Use this username and password before trying my current username and password is ticked).

For Windows XP Home you may need to supply the Guest password and not enter any username.

The username may need to be in the form Domain\Username or MachineName\Username for it to work correctly.

If the destination computer is configured to use simple file sharing (the default on Windows XP) then it may connect even if an invalid username and password is used. Note that it may also connect even if an invalid username and password is used because Windows caches connection information and so may use valid cached credentials instead.

Windows networking has many quirks and problems. Please experiment with various settings before seeking help.

 

 

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