I work for a school district and I am trying to integrate google drive into our user login. The goal here is to have each user's google drive automatically mounted on login. I want this to be as seamless as possible. The closest that I have gotten is creating a batch file and using the -oath. This still pops up a window prompting for username and password. Is there any way to pass the windows credentials on to syncdocs to make this completely seamless and transparent?
Using Syncdocs in a domain setting(5 posts) (3 voices)
What sort of domain do you have?
Syncdocs uses the Windows credential vault to store passwords (and OAuth tokens) so these should follow the user around the machines on the domain. Is the pop up you see a once only at install or does it happen every time?
If you paste a copy of your batch file here, I can take a look at it.
I work with both Chris Gibson and Tyler Wardle who have posted on this forum about the same issue.....so now I am speaking for all three of us. Thank you for your patience.
Our issue is that we want pass the Windows Domain login credentials to Syncdocs for automatic synchronization of Google Drive to the respective user. Our usernmames and passwords are the same for Windows Domain and Google Drive. Our script will work with the actual username and password referenced below:
msiexec /I Syncdocs.msi /QB-
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Programs\Syncdocs\Syncdocs.exe -username firstname.lastname@example.org -password secret -IacceptTerms -syncfolder "Z:\google_docs"
We want to automate the process by passing username/password in variable form to Syncdocs. Multiple users will log in to the same machines several times per day.
The only reference to this use case I've found in the documentation was this
If you are on a Windows domain, your domain administrator might also store all your desktop settings on the network domain controller, so you can move workstations. Your password is included in the workstation settings.
I've found the syncdoc credentials in Credential Manager but can't figure out how to have it follow you through the domain.
dblackburn965: Do you have a database of usernames and passwords, or is everything stored in your domain?
I don't know how or if you can extract the Windows passwords from the domain. The windows domain probably only stores a hash of the password, just like Syncdocs, and not the password itself.
Clarence: I'm guess that whether domain passwords follow the user around the domain is setup in the domain policy for that user or group. Do other passwords (like network login credentials) follow your users around the domain?
You can check this in your Group Policy Editor or look at the specific PC with the Microsoft vaultcmd.exe utility.
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