Access Synology from Windows 8 with a Windows Live ID

Since I did upgrade my PC from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and did start to use my Microsoft account (Windows Live ID) to sign in, I am prompted for credentials when I try to  access shared folders on my Synology, although I did create an account with the same name on the NAS. The Credential Manager (formerly known as Windows Vault) is the solution!

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First, to be sure that I did create an  account with the same name as my Windows Live Id on the Synology, I did check the name of that Live Id in C:\Users. It was the very same.

However, that’s not the name sent by Windows 8 to the NAS.

I could provide valid credentials but I don’t want to do that at each access. And unfortunately,  the old good “Remember my credentials” checkbox seems to be gone in Windows 8. But the feature behind this option (Windows Vault) is still available.

  1. If you are not on the Start Screen, type “Ctrl-Esc”
  2. Once on the Start Screen, type “Control” and select the search result “Control Panel”.
  3. In the “Control Panel” search box, type “Credential” and select the search result “Credential Manager” (This one is the feature formerly known as Windows Vault).
  4. Select the “Windows Credentials” button.
  5. Now, select “Add a Windows Credential.”
  6. In the view that opens, type in the hostname of your NAS or its network address
  7. Provide the user name and password that you want to use to connect on the NAS instead of your Windows Live ID.
Et voilà!







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