Cannot reconnect Mapped drives after logging off then logging back

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Greg, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. Greg

    Greg Guest

    I have a client using SBS2003 SP1 workstations XPP w/SP2. On all the work
    stations when a user logs off either manually or automatically the drives all
    appear disconnected. In explorer you can open the drives but they still
    appear disconnected. Programs looking for data on the mapped drive receive
    the error cannot find the network drive. Rebooting the work station resolves
    the issue until the next log off. Any ideas would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
    Greg, Sep 16, 2005
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    Use a login script to map your drives - don't depend on local drive
    mappings. I use a simple batch file to delete *all* drive mappings and
    re-connect:

    net use * /del /yes
    net use h: /home /persistent:no
    net use s: \\server\share /persistent:no

    etc.

    (the /home switch will work only if you've set the home directory in the
    user's account properties)
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Sep 16, 2005
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  3. Greg

    Matt Gibson Guest

    Are these drives being mapped by a login script?

    It doesn't sound like it...

    Matt Gibson - GSEC
     
    Matt Gibson, Sep 16, 2005
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  4. Greg

    Greg Guest

    No they are not mapped by a login script.
    --
    Greg Larson
    GL Computer Service


     
    Greg, Sep 16, 2005
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  5. As they say, "Make it so."

    Never rely on locally mapped drives.
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Sep 16, 2005
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  6. Wack off autodisconnect and they work fine. [never say never]
     
    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Sep 17, 2005
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  7. It's not for that reason. I like centralized control. If I decide to move
    stuff around, I don't want users to even see the difference.
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Sep 17, 2005
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