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Mapped network drives disconnect

Discussion in 'Networking' started by lester_tt, Mar 4, 2002.

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  1. lester_tt

    lester_tt Thread Starter

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    On serveral machines on our network (Win98 and XP) we just recently began to have problems with mapped network drives disconnecting after a undetermined amount of time. Once these drives are disconnected, the users still have access to the network and needed resources through network neighborhood -but not through the mapped drives. Only when the users reruns the login script or logs off and logs back on does the mapped network drives reconnect. Please, Please help. I need as many suggestions as possible.:p
     
  2. ksuwyldkat

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    I get booted off some of my drives if they are working on it. I connect to a db on a network drive and everytime they do maintenance it boots me off, I can usually wait a little while and then map it again fine. I usually don't have to logout on then back on though.
     
  3. lester_tt

    lester_tt Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your help - but the network is still accessible though the mapped drives are disconnected.
     
  4. wacpt

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    How many machines?
    Do you have a Domain or Workgroup network
     
  5. lester_tt

    lester_tt Thread Starter

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    We have have several domains on the network. The problems seem to be within a few of the domains with about three or less users experiencing problems in each of the problem domains. I have the same equipment in each domain and in most of the systems use 3Com or Intel Network cards.
    Please, Please Help...

    Thank you
     
  6. wacpt

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    Have you checked the Lease Duration for the users?
     
  7. sshaver

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    Try mapping the drives by opening up Windows Explorer and go to Tools/Map Network Drive. Choose a drive letter and enter the UNC path (\\server\share) or browse to the share and click the "Reconnect at logon" option.
     
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