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mapped drives randomly disconnect

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  1. jbcanadian

    jbcanadian Thread Starter

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    Hello,
    I have a Win2k server holding a shared folder. I have multiple Win98 workstations mapped to that share. The workstations, however, are randomly disconnecting from the share. They are configured to reconnect at logon, and there are no issues with connectivity to the server (that I am currently aware of as the workstations are able to logon to domain). When one workstation disconnects the network drive mapping, it is seemingly affecting those workstations in close proximity, and those workstations are disconnecting as well.

    The issue is random. It is not consistent as to time, or actual physical workstation.

    I am running out of ideas as to what might be causing this issue.

    Please help!

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  3. jbcanadian

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    Thanks Rockn, Giving that a shot (net config server command).

    Something to keep in mind, is the fact that the disconnect time does not have to be acheived for the disconnect to occur. Workstations are disconnecting during a period of activity, as well as inactivity. The issue is not contained to any particular workstation, and the issue is not consistent. May be an issue today, may not occur again for a week.

    If this puts you on a different thought train as to what may be going on, please let me know. Thanks though all the same!

    JB
     
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    How large is your network? I have seen similar problems when the network is "out of spec" with some cable runs being too long.

    Also, you might have a bad cable - or a cable that is going bad.
     
  5. Rockn

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    Not sure about the random disconnects but I think they are workstation dependand and not the server doing the disconnect. My Win2k workstation at home always looses connection to mapped drives on the Win2K server but the second they are needed they are active again and never require me to re-map them.
     
  6. jbcanadian

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    45 workstations connected to a single Win2K Server.

    I will check on the cabling. That may explain more...
     
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    I just went through registry entries for network connections
    (HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Network\Persistent\G)

    to prove that the "G" drive is being mapped consistently. The appropriate values are present. This shows me that the "reconnect at logon" is actually working, and the drive mapping is still there. It is even showing up in MyComputer that the drive is still mapped, however it is not accessible until manually disconnecting and re-mapping.

    Maybe this will help those helping me? I hope so!
     
  8. Rockn

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    Are you using a script to map the drives at login? I would suggest doing that and place the persistent switch at the end of the net use command.
     
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    jbcanadian Thread Starter

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    Hello all,
    The issue seems to have disolved with the implimentation of Rockn's suggestion. Thanks for all your help!
     
  10. Rockn

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    Which suggestion JB??
     
  11. jbcanadian

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    logon scripts. You seem to be watching the posts I put up rather closely today!

    JB
     
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