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Windows 2000 Login Script: Disconnect erroneously mapped drives

Q: Windows 2000 Login Script: Disconnect erroneously mapped drives

Our users sometimes map drives temporarily and forget to unmap them. I'd like to add something which verifies the existance of a drive or the mapping will be removed. Something like (before we map the mandatory drives):

For each mapped drive, check and see if it can connect. If it's not, then disconnect.


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A: Windows 2000 Login Script: Disconnect erroneously mapped drives

net use * /d /y

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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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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.

A:Mapped network drives disconnect

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I have recently started a task to secure a breakout are PC, the idea is to have the machine available to staff and visitors. For this reason, I denied access to the network, created a local user which it logs in with, and just kept internet access. this is all great and working how i want it to, I then needed to give the staff a way to access network drives from the machine if they needed to. For this i created a batch file which prompts for their username and password then maps the network drives (batchfile below). What I am now struggling with is, I would like to be able to make the maped drives automatically disconnet after 15mins so that if its left and another person uses the machine, they cant access the network unless they run the batch file and log in. Its an XP Pro SP2 machine.

Any help would be much appreciated.



@echo off
setlocal enableextensions
set usr=
set pwd=

set /p usr="Enter username for network "
if not defined usr goto :error1
goto :map

echo You have not entered a valid username
goto :start

echo You have not entered a valid password
goto :start


net use s: /delete
net use t: /delete

net use \\mca-fs1 /user:%usr% *

net use s: \\server\data
if %errorlevel% NEQ 0 goto :error3

net use t: \\server\drawings
if %errorlevel% NEQ 0 goto :error3
goto :end

net config server /autodisconnect:2

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A:Disconnect mapped drives after specific anount of time


No one have any ideas???



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I am currently trying to find a way to map network drives with a log on script. I have searched the net a bit and haven't had too much luck in finding specifically what i need.

Here is the scenario:

I have remote clients that connect through a VPN to our corporate office for AD authentication and other AD services. I have setup home directories for each user, but i need a public share that all the users of the remote office can see. (my main problem is that they all dont know how to use computers so i need to make it as painfully obvious as i can *mapped drives).

I am looking for a way to create two mapped network drives, one for their individual home folder, and one community folder. I haven't had a problem creating the home folder (that is easy with 2k3), but i can't get my log on script to work properly.

Here are my questions:

1. Can i run a log on script and a home folder assignment at the same time? Or do i need to setup the script to create the mapped drive for both folders?

2. I have found a few places to link a user to a log on script (either by browsing the user in Users and Computers, under the Profile tab by the Home Folder) or with a GPO. Which is the preferred/best/efficient way to do it?

3. I can't even get my log on script to map a drive on a test account... what am i doing wrong? I have included my script code on the bottom of this post.

4. Does anyone know of a good site that can help get me through this? Or any other relevant i... Read more

A:Log On Script for mapped network drives in 2003 server

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I have got a fair few network drives mapped in my computer, at the min i need to log in manually when i want to view one of them.

is there a way for it to automatically log me in to them when windows starts?

i am sure i have managed it before but have not got a clue as to how i did it.

thank you


A:Mapped network drives + auto login

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Never had a problem with this before on Win 7, just used to click the reconnect at Login and it worked every time. Now every time I switch off I get error message can't map network drives. Are there other steps im missing in windows 8. I tried to create a BAT file to run in startup folder but i must not being doing it correctly as it's not working.

A:Mapped Drives Wont reconnect at Login

This problem has been plaguing Windows systems for a very long time now. There are countless threads at TechNet discussing this ongoing problem with no clear resolution. And you will see a bunch more threads to the right of the screen there at TechNet.

Take your pick on which fix will actually work.

Network Drive Does Not Reconnect on Logon

Windows 7 Still Not (Always) Reconnecting to Mapped Drive

Auto Reconnect Mapped Network Drive

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Has anyone seen where a drive on a 2000 server gets mapped many times over on a 2000 machine? For example, a desktop running 2000 has drives H: through Z: mapped to a drive named 'data' on the 2000 server. As I understand it, when the desktop is turned on, those drives aren't mapped. Just a few get mapped as expected (E: through G: for example). The other ones (H: through Z become mapped to 'data' after a short period of time while using the computer. Any ideas? Does it sound like Windows is doing this (via a setting or script) or would it be more likely some client software that is running on the desktop but access data on the server?

I did do a few searches on google and this forum but did not get any good results.

Any ideas? I would greatly appreciate any help.


A:Many duplicate mapped drives in 2000

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I have a small issue, more of an annoyance, getting my mapped drives to be automatically connected during login.

I have 4 NAS folders that I have mapped as drives P,Q,R and S. When I first set them up, I specifically set it up such that they will be connected during login. It seems to be doing this, but there seems to be an issue with the credentials.

Below is an image of what I see when I open up Explorer immediately after login -the 4 mapped drives are shown as not connected. When I select one of them, I am prompted to provide my user name and password (these are the NAS user names and passwords I setup, and not the Windows login user name and password).

If I supply the requested information, then the drives are connected. However, despite me putting tick in the "Remember my credentials", it doesn't seem to do this - every time I reboot or restart, I have to manually connect at least one drive to see it, plus the remaining 3 drives. My NAS is a Thecus N2200.

What have I missed? How do I get "Remember my credentials" to actually remember?


A:Problem : automatically reconnect mapped drives at login

I have had many issues like this with NAS devices. Here are a few options:

1) Write a Command Script to remap them, add to desktop or in startup. (i.e.):

@echo off
net use q: \\nas\share1 /u:[email protected] pa$$word
net use s: \\nas\share1 /u:[email protected] pa$$word

2) Make sure that your NAS is part of the same workgroup. Sometimes they are different or not set the same Windows will not remember the credentials.
3) Try using [email protected] format and see if that will make it remember the credentials.
(i.e. [email protected] <tab> pa$$word)

I hope that helps. -WS

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We have a medium size network with about 60 desktops and 5 servers. Most of the desktops are windows 2000. Any new desktop that we have, we are installing Windows XP Professional.

The main application these desktop are used for is CAD stations. These machines connect to a mapped network drive (the file server) which contains drawing files (sorted by year). When a drawing needs to be updated the draftsman browses the network drive and loads the drawing onto the workstation.

Now to my problem. There is a noticable difference in speed while browsing the network drives between Windows 2000 and windows XP. XP takes longer when searching the network drive than the 2000 machines. And in one rare example when an XP machine access the 1999 folder, half the time it will stop responding and the process will need to be killed. A 2000 machine accessing the same folder is almost instantaneous. Are there some settings in XP that I can change to increase the speed of network browsing?

The XP and 2000 machines are comparable spec's. The file server is Windows 2000 server, and we are on a one domain network. Thanks for any help you can provide.

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I do hope you can help

I'm trying to map a Network drive to 2 computers. When i fnish configuring (Drive and Folder) i get a Username / Password box appear. I enter my username and password (which is the same for both machines) but windows doesn't connect, and prompts me for username and password again

I have an XP machine networked to a Win 2K machine via Linksys Router.
I can ping each machine succesfully
I can see each machine within Network Places/ Workgroup

If anyone can help...then thanks in advance


A:XP to 2000: Mapped Network drive but can't connect, password/login

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When I try to open any drive in "Computer", I receive the following error, therefore I am unable to open a drive by simply clicking on it. When I right click on a drive the first option in the the context menu is cmd instead of the normal open command, however the open command is included farther down the menu and I can use it to open the drives. All other folders/sub folders open as normal simply by clicking on them. My problem is only on Drives. Subsequently this has also rendered my DVD-R Drive useless as my software is not able to initiate the DVD-R Rom Drive during the burn process. I am uncertain what has happened to cause this problem and system restore has not been able to correct it. Can any explain how to restore normal drive command operations for me or give me some helpful insight to correct this problem?

A:Drives erroneously set to open with cmd instead of Explorer

This is the context menu I get for my drives

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Is there any once have a clue on how to write a script that would run every time a RDP disconnect?
I need to create a script to disconnect all network drive upon an RDP disconnect.
+ Windows Professional (XP, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10).
+ Windows Server STD (2008, 2012)
Please help.

Thank you.

-- A human.

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Here is the problem

Running a peer to peer XP network at my sister's church.
8 computers in the workgroup.
Not using a domain , only a workgroup.

New Dell computer was purchased to be used as Bookkeeper Computer.

Church software files were moved from old bookkeeper computer to new one.
All other computers set up as workstations. Software runs and is installed thur mapped network drive.

The problems is that everytime we restart any workstation computers they lose the mapped drive. If you browse the network to access Bookkeeper computer you must give logon name and password to access that computer. After you log on then you can map network drive and use software.

It never work that way before the new Dell computer and always stayed mapped without logon info. I can easily access any other computer on the network with out logging on .

Church Software support says it is a network problem. But what is baffling to me is that you must use church software logon info to access the Bookkeeper computer.

Is this a logon or user account setting problem on the new Dell?

Software support told me that Bookkeeper computer had to be logged on a network administrator. I have it set to logon automatically (go to welcome screen) . I changed it in user account setting to go to windows logon screen but did not seem to help (not using a password)

Any suggestions? Help!!!!

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After using the Deep Clean option of the Advance SystemCare tool, a network pc on a domain will no longer automatically map any of shared drives. I have contacted the support for this tool and they have not replied back...that was 4 months ago. Thank goodness I have only used it on one pc.

Can anyone point me in the right direction to resolve allowing the login script to map drives? This pc a hp compaq dc7900 ultra-slim desktop, is using Windows XP SP3. I have read on the microsoft forums that this error could be the result of windows firewall blocking, but this feature is turned off and all exceptions are handled thru group policy.


A:login script fails to map shared drives. System error 53 network path not found.

I think the issue could be that the machine does not have "Client for Microsoft Networks" installed on the Ethernet Card. This can be changed by right clicking on the Ethernet Adapter and making sure there is a tick next to this option. You might have to restart your machine for the login script to work.

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I can't disconnect some drives that are mapped on a WinXP Pro workstation. I wanted to remove the drive mapping names as they were badly outdated and so deleted the registry key


where the entries were found and then rebooted.

Now the connections show up as "Disconnected Network Drive" but all still work. However, I can't disconnect any of them and the "Disconnected Network Drive" will not update to the name of the machine/share even when I go into the share and use it.

Really, this is a test machine because I wanted to apply a reg via policyto clear out the strings on logon/logoff so that these were fixed all over the company. I don't understand why this thing is misbehaving though, the key get's recreated and has the name of one machine, but not the others...

Any ideas how I can fix this?

A:Cannot disconnect mapped drive

Have you tried the "net use" command yet?

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I have a computer running Windows 7 Enterprise with a network drive mapped to another commuter running Windows XP Professional. The C drive in the computer with XP went bad and the computer was replaced. However I cannot disconnect the mapped
If I try to disconnect it using the context menu option in Windows Explorer it brings up a dialog box that says, "This network connection does not exist," and does not disconnect it. I have also tried to disconnect it from the command line:
C:\>net use Z: /delete
The network connection could not be found.
More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2250.

C:\>net helpmsg 2250
The network connection could not be found.

This problem is very annoying. Please help.

A:Mapped drive will not disconnect

In cmd windows, you can directly type command 'net use' to see the net connection.
If the Z: doesn't existed in the list, 'the network connection could not be found' is normal.
And you can directly define a new network location to Z:.

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I have been using a mapped drive successfully for many months but today, suddenly it was no longer accessible. I disconnected it with the intention to re-mapping it to fix the problem.
However, even after disconnecting it, the drive is still visible in explorer. It has a red cross against it and has been renamed as 'disconnected drive'. When checking in cmd.exe using net use, the drive is no longer shown as connected - but is still listed
in explorer. And, what's even stranger, even with the drive showing as disconnected, when clicking on the icon, the drive opens correctly and shows the contents of the network drive. However, programs using data stored on this drive can no longer access it.
When trying to re-map it again, the drive letter is no longer available in the alphabetical list as it it still showing in explorer.
How can I completely remove this 'disconnected' drive from explorer so that it can be re-mapped? Rebooting didn't help.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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We are trying to install an business banking application (XP vintage software) in Windows 8.1 Pro but it cannot see the mapped drives.

A:Old application can't see mapped drives in Windows 8.1

As my understanding, you encounter the issue that the mapped drive doesn?t appear in you Windows 8.1. If there is any misunderstand, please help to clarify.

For this issue, we can try following steps to check the results:
Step 1: Disable Fast startup in Windows 8.1 and restart computer.
How to Turn "Fast Startup" On or Off for a Hybrid Boot in Windows 8 and 8.1
Step 2: Let?s try to map this driver again via command line:
How to Map Network Drives From the Command Prompt in Windows

If the issue still persists, please try to install the latest network adapter driver from manufacturer website to see what?s going one.

In addition, I recommend you check the compatibility of this app on Windows 8.1 compatible center. Since the incompatible app may cause many issues on your current system:

Compatibility Center

Hope these could be helpful.Kate Li
TechNet Community Support

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I have some drives being mapped in a logon script that is set up on my domain account on a Windows 2003 server system. They map fine under Windows XP, however I have just set up a new Windows 7 system to begin testing and logged on with the same account, but the drives are not mapped. So I am guessing the logon script is not running, but I'm not sure. I searched the web for this issue and others are having it, but there were no definite answers that I could find. Surely someone else has come across some information on this issue.

Thanks. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

A:Mapped drives not showing on Windows 7

win 7 box added to the domain?
in the same OU as the xp box?

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I have a problem with a Windows 7 Pro PC in SBS2K11 domain.
After some time the PC looses all mapped drives in "Computer", but I can see the mapped drives via Explorer
Via Network connection I can see everything and I can open files etc.

If I make a restart of the PC the mapped drives are back again in "Computer"
In Event log there are no errors
We have updated firmware og drivers
A hint would be nice
Best Reagrds

John B

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We are a college campus and faculty and staff are using Windows 7 enterprise
with SP1. I also have 3 servers running DFS. Prior to installing Windows 7 DFS
worked fine for a couple of years now some not all are having issue connecting
to the DFS share they are mapped to it just shows a RED X. After period of time
it will come back by itself. But again another day it reverts back to the RED X
when we click on the RED x drive it prompts us for username and password but
when we enter credentials it just keeps prompting and won't stop
I had one user told me she was prompted for credentials after clicking on the
DFS drive that had the RED X and gave up. she came back from lunch and the red x
was gone.
After a period of time all users experience differenct times the RED x
disappears and the user can use the drive a day or two later the RED x appears
again. the only recourse we have is the map the user directly to the server and
not use dFS

A:isse with Windows 7 and mapped DFS drives

There are some registry tweaks you can do to resolve this issue, can you try out the following settings on a single machine to see if it resolves the issue:

Click Start, click Run, type regedit (Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003) or type regedt32(Windows
NT 4.0), and then click OK.Locate and then click the following key in the registry:


In the right pane, click the autodisconnect value, and then on the Edit menu, click Modify. If theautodisconnect value
does not exist, follow these steps:

On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click REG_DWORD.Type autodisconnect, and then press ENTER.
On the Edit menu, click Modify.Click Hexadecimal.In the Value data box, type ffffffff, and then click OK.
NOTE: The client-side session is automatically disconnected when the idling time lasts more than the duration that is set
in KeepConn. Therefore, the session is disconnected according to the shorter set duration value between AutoDisConnect and KeepConn. To change the time-out duration in the client-side during a UNC connection, specify the arbitrary time in KeepConn.
Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
Value: KeepConn 
Data type : REG_DWORD 
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Still showing up under My Computer. Anyone else have this problem? Suggestions?

A:Mapped Drive still showing after Disconnect

You might have instially click on Reconnect at logon option. Mine also stayed.

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I'm ready to pull my hair out. Seriously. Something so simple..

Alright I have a user. I recently moved her documents folder to their domain server for backup purposes. I moved the folder to a directory I made for her on the data drive with permissions for R/W just for her. I shared the drive and mapped it to her PC. I right clicked on the mapped drive and clicked always available offline. Took like 5 minutes for the process to complete (she's got a lot of stuff..) I also added the mapped drive to the documents library. I also moved the documents location to the mapped drive. Simple right?

Windows search turns up absolutely nothing I search for. I went into the server (SBS2003) and installed the indexing service too. Added the entire data drive to it. Still nothing. I'm stumped and this lady is getting extremely irritated.

Does anyone know something I might be missing here?

A:Windows 8.1 search in mapped drives not working..

Read here, especially the first Tip: Search in Windows 8

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For the past few years, I've periodically had issues when it came to trying to authenticate to a mapped share that resides on a system that also has shares which can be accessed anonymously.

For example, my WD NAS device contains a share which I have to authenticate to, and then there's two other folders which anyone can access. Despite me using valid credentials, I can't authenticate to the protected share.

If I reboot my system and authenticate to the protected share before the public shares, then all is good. Vice versa, not so great. I'm using Windows 8.1 Enterprise (64-bit), and I've had this issue in past with Windows 7 as well.

I believe if I terminate explorer.exe and try authenticating to the protected share, all is well, but I don't want to do that because I love my system notification icons.

Can anyone please shed some light on what's going on here? Is there a service I can simply restart?

A:Windows and its stupid mapped drives issues

When you map a drive, make sure the Reconnect at logon box is checked. That file should be authenticated at the next logon.

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I recently reinstalled my Windows 7 Pro.
After reinstallation, I wanted to map two network drives - the remote drives are connected with SAMBA.
The first network drive was mapped successfully and is reestablished after reboot.
The second network drive was also mapped successfully - but won't reconnect after reboot.
I didn't have this problem before my reinstall.
Checking with the credential manager, everyting seems fine. But I still have to enter the network password everytime I boot.
Trying to disconnect the network drive and mapping it using "net use" in CMD also maps the drive correctly - although, using the PERSISTENT flag is useless - the connection is still dropped after reboot.
Now the only advice I can find is to create a .bat file and use this after reboot to connect to my network drive.
Why will it work with one network drive, but not with another even though it's the same setup?
I see others have the exact same problem - but noone knows why this is, how to fix it and this is just driving me crazy!

A:Mapped network drive disconnect after reboot

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Network, then you may try to create a entry manually same as the working one.Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Hello all, I have two machines. 1 Win XP SP3 as a Media Server and Win7 Ultimate x64 as my primary workstation. The XP box has shared folders that host all my media content. The Win7 machine has mapped drives pointing to those shares.

Here is what's happening:
On my Win7 machine I access the media share and play a movie. The movie will play for around 14 minutes then I'll receive errors that the file cannot be found. I open Win Explorer and find the mapped drives have disconnected.

What I have done:
I have followed the steps in this MS article: Mapped Drive Connection to Network Share May Be Lost With no luck.
I have tried everything suggested in this MS technet thread: Loss of mapped drive, networked drive disconnects
I have set the local policy on both machines to have a maximum session idle limit of 99999 minutes. no luck with this either.
I have disabled my Comodo firewall on both machines. no luck.
I have disabled my Windows firewall on both machines. no luck.

Any ideas?


A:Mapped network shares disconnect after a few minutes.

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Your Comodo might be intervening, I would considered uninstalling it by using Free Revo Uninstaller.
Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

An update will be appreciated.

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I have a Windows PC used purely for storage. It is shared by 10 other Laptops.

The laptops are running Windows 10.
I created users on the Win 7 PC.
Shared the folders.
Created mapped drives on the Win 10 laptops.
This has been operating with very few issues for a number of years.
Today 2 laptops are unable to access the mapped drives.
I have uninstalled the Antivirus.
I have updated the Intel Lan cards.
Run Ipconfig /renew. Wouldn't renew.

Changed the registry setting - HKey-Local Machine\system\... to allow access.
PROBLEM solved - Windows 7 update caused a conflict. Rolled back to a previous restore point - Bingo it worked.

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Here is the situation, and i've repeated it on more than one machine:

Windows 7 Prof 32 bit, with Office 2003 SP3 on a Dell laptop. Everything works fine when on the network and connected. If the user takes the laptop offsite without shutting it down first and still has mapped drives when he tries to save a document the drop down menu will hang any Office app.

To explain a bit more... in the Save As dialog box, the drop down menu to change locations it was freezes it up. After about 30 seconds or so the menu will finally appear and the application will be happy again. The user doesn't have that kind of patience though.

This isn't a new issue, I've found its due to the mapped network drives being unreachable. I do not have this problem in XP, only Windows 7. This is very annoying to the user. Short of removing the mapped drives with a script that the users has to run when they leave the office what can I do? I've looked around the web a lot and can't find much more than "disconnect the mapped drives" and I dont think of that as a solution so much as a work around. The user is the CEO of the company I work for and he often uses his laptop at home, then gets in the car and uses it on his way to the office (obviously he isn't driving himself) and then gets into the office and wants his drives to just magically work.

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A:Office 2003 on Windows 7 - disconnected mapped drives

I feel for you - that being said, I would probably look into an offline folder syncronization solution.
You can trick these people into thinking they're saving to the network, but they will simply be saving to an offline folder that will sync with said network folders.

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I’m setting a new laptop for my boss, he will map to several network shares as it boots up. Each share requires a username and password. I mapped these drives, logged in the first time, put in the username and passwords etc with no problems. (we are not on a domain)
We have a DHCP server that gives the IP address to the Laptop.

When I reboot, I get a message from Windows “Could not connect to all Network drives” “Click here to check the status of your network drives”

I see all the mapped drives with little red x’s, clicking on them prompts me to enter a username and password, even though I’ve checked “remember my credentials”

He is going to be pissed if he has to put in his username and password every time he logs on, can you tell me how to fix this?

Is there a “network connection wizard” buried somewhere in Windows 7?

A:Windows 7 laptop connecting to network - mapped drives

Does the laptop windows account have a password ? I recall from somewhere that the windows account must have a password first.

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I have a couple of users that when they logon, the logon scrip runs, but the shared drives are not displaying.  If they open a program and browse for files, they will see all the mapped drives.  When I try to remap the drives, I get a message that
the drive is already used and ask to remap.  This also make it display when you remap.  There are no error messages in the event log.
Also, if you restart the computer 2 or 3 times, it will display the drives.  IF I logon with the users account on a different Windows 7 Computer, it will display the drives the first time logon.
Computers are windows 7 Pro with all the updates.  Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controllers (2).
Please let me know if you have any questions.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

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File Server: Windows 2003 Server
Domain Controller: Windows 2003 Server
Client: Windows 8.1 Pro


The client is not a part of the domain which the file server and obviously the domain controller are. The mapped drives are added on the client using DOMAIN\User (along with password).

Every morning when coming into the office, I have to reboot my machin ein order to get my mapped drives back. This is very annoying. The same issue when I log in remotely (using RDP) when working at night. I have to then reboot the machine in order to gain access to my mapped drives.
It seems at random, my mapped drives (residing on the file server) goes away. It has happened once while I was actively working on the client. But daily the above issue occurs.

I'm at a loss to what to try. Most issues I've seen are related to mapped drives disappears when the machine is rebooted, but my issue is reversed, so those fixes I've tried that has been suggested do not apply or work.

Any help in finding a solution to the very annoying problem is greatly welcomed.

Side Note: Windows XP and Windows 7 machine do not have this issue and they add the mapped drives in exactly the same way.

A:Windows 8.1 randomly drops mapped network drives

Who is in charge of the network?

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I have a XP Pro SP2 workstation that runs a login script that maps a few drives.
When I look in my computer or in explorer they do no show up. If I go to disconnect a network drive they are all listed as connected. all shortcut's that use these mapped drives work.
Any ideas

A:Solved: Mapped drives hidden in Windows XP Explorer

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The Windows 10 guide at Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation states "Temporarily disconnect all non OS hard drives until Windows installation has finished. This is to avoid Windows Setup from installing files on other hard drives by mistake."

I'm about to upgrade my desktop PC from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10. I currently have the following internal drives :
SSD System Disk (containing OS partition C: & Windows UEFI partitions) - Drive C: contains Windows, most user files and all programs except games

Hard User Disk 1 - containing drives D: & X:. Drive D: contains some user's documents, photos, music & movies folder and game installations. Drive X: is used for system backups. The relocation of user files to Drive D: was done by right clicking on their original location on Drive C: then selecting a new location under the Location tab i.e. by using Option 2 in http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-location.html. Note the partitions on D: are not active.

Hard User Disk 2 - containing Drive E: for File History and other backups. Note the partitions on E: are not active.
Do I really need the bother of opening the case to disconnect and reconnect Disks 1 & 2 to upgrade to Windows 10? I've done other OS upgrades before with a similar disk configuration without problems. What may go wrong?

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I would like to restrict access to network drives by Windows Search.
When i make a search and select 'Computer', the mapped drives are also taken into account, which i do not want.
Note that i know the content is not being indexed, and i double checked that this is not allowed. however, i don't want that a local search ends up looking on the network for files. Is there a way to avoid this ?
On a similar topic, does one know the registry path for the setting "Don't use the index when searching in file folders for system files" ? This setting makes searching for system files work (nothing else seems to do the trick) and i would like to set it
as default.
thanks in advance bruno

A:Prevent Windows search from searching network mapped drives

Hi Bruno, I’m afraid it is hard to rewrite the registry for your setting “ jest don't use the index when searching in file folders for system
But you can try to these following steps to prevent searching special type of files (*.dll, *.NLS etc. ):
Start-----Control panel-----Indexing Options-----Advanced-----File Types
Hope it will helpful to you.

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I have two Windows 7 Ultimate computers and around 10 Windows XP (Home and Professional, SP2 and SP3) computers trying to connect to it. It's just a LAN (no internet access).

I have set all of the password-protected sharing off on the Win 7 systems. I have tried opening up ALL of the permissions and such (since security is not really an issue).

The problem I'm having is this:

When I try to map the network drive, it won't let me merely connect to it. So, I have to click map network drive on the XP computer and hit "login with other credentials" and enter the username/pass for the user account on the Win 7 machine (we'll say Bob for user and Smith for password for the sake of example). It will mount the share (which is actually the C:\ root of the drive) just fine.

The only problem is the moment you restart the Windows XP system, it will lose the connection. My fix for it was to create a .bat file that contained the following:


net use S: /delete

net use S: \\Server1Win7\server1win7 Smith /USER:\Bob /PERSISTENT:YES

net use T: /delete

net use T: \\Server2Win7\server2win7 Smith /USER:\Bob /PERSISTENT:YES

I put it in the Progam Files\Startup folder to run upon boot. For the most part, it seems to work after a fashion. Some of the computers, though, will drop the connection to the two Windows 7 systems and need to be rebooted 1-2 times before they get it back again. Even clicking the .bat file manually will have the same ... Read more

A:Windows 7 dropping conenctions from XP systems with mapped network drives

I am surprised the batch file works at all with spaces in the path. Normally if there are spaces you need to enclose the path in quotation marks.

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I have a client (on a windows 2000 SP4 client) that sees the network drive as 1GB only - and therefore with no free space, even though there is 32 GB free!! Both Server (SBS 2003) and client are using NTFS. When I try to save a file to the network, I get Disk Full error.

Any idea's greatly appreciated.


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I have yet to get an answer to the issue that I am dealing with so hopefully someone here can send it to me.

I administer a large downtown skyscraper that was networked in a really stupid way. There are 71 customers with Internet access via a Netopia 9100 router to a Cisco 7209. Some of these customers connect to a Windows 2003 server for file server services. To get to this file server their connection will go through this Netopia to the File server's public interface which works just fine.

Quick drawing:

Customers LAN (DHCP from Netopia) ---> Netopia ---> File server or Cisco 7209 ---> Internet

Customers map the drive via \\fileservername\share
Now the issue is when two or more workstations behind the same Netopia map a drive to the file server. Once two or more are mapped the first connection that was initiated is killed. In other words you cannot have concurrent connections to the file server from behind the same Netopia router.

This server used to be a 2000 server but I am not blaming the server in this situation. For testing I connected one customer directly to the file servers second NIC:

Customers switch ----> Second NIC on file server

Once I did this the customer would map the drive like

\\private IP\share

This customer does not have the issue and can connect multiple workstations concurrently to the file server with no drops at all.

So to conclude, customers mapping from behind the same Netopia 9100 cannot keep concurrent connections. ... Read more

A:Mapped network drives, windows 2003 server and Netopia routers

I was wondering if you know how to direct an ip 80 and 21 port to open on a Netopia

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I have several domain computers across two locations that have started displaying strange behavior in Windows Explorer.  The computers in question are Windows 7 computers that were recently added to the domain.  Usrs are now complaining that when
they click on their mapped user drives or their department group drive and try to navigate to a folder or file, the view suddenly bounces back to either the My Documents folder or the My Computer view.  The user drives and group network drives
are located on different servers, so I'm pretty sure that the issue is not a server problem. 

To solve the problem, the users generally reboot the computer and Windows Explorer will behave fine at least until a later point in the day or the following day when the problem starts all over.
I have checked for IP address and DNS conflicts, but have not seen anything so far.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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I'm running Windows 7 and having an issue with remote desktop connection. I connect to my windows 7 PC using both XP and OSX without any problems. The issue is when I return to my Windows 7 PC after the remote connection is closed, after I'm required to re-login, all the programs are closed! Any office docs that are open need to be recovered, it's a major annoyance.
Any help would be appreciated.

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When a user is connecting to our VPN network the domain accounts gets locked in under a minute.

VPN user and pass are automatically saved in Windows Credentials (control panel).
When the user logs on to VPN the domain account lockes out because it has mapped drives through GPO and it tries to connect to them with saved VPN user and pass. If I delete saved VPN windows credentials theres no problem, but windows always saves back the
Anyone who knows about this? I don't really want to install other VPN client .. 

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Server has been great and online for about 7 months without issue.  Three times over the last two weeks, all clients' mapped drives just drop and Windows Explorer hangs...  I am not able to disconnect drives via command prompt, nor remap drives
via command prompt.  However, I can ping the server and remote desktop to the server perfectly.  No errors in logs on workstations or server.  Affects all workstations (60+ running Windows 7 Pro) simultaneously.  Client mappings to
other servers (Windows 2008 R2) running on the same switch are unaffected.  Reboot the 2012 server and you can reconnect to mapped drives by clicking on them in Windows Explorer.  Any ideas?

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On this network there are three Windows 7 machines and two Windows XP machines. One of the Windows 7 machines is acting as a server providing all the other computers with shared folders that they network to via the "map network drive feature". The two Windows 7 machines connect to this central Windows 7 machine no problem. But the XP machines will sometimes lose connection to the network drives when accessed. They cannot see the network drives until the central Windows 7 computer is restarted. The other two Windows 7 machines have no problem connecting, even when the XP machines are having problems.

I found this article and wanted to check here to make sure it was applicable to my situation before I go ahead and muck around in the registry:
Mapped Drive Connection to Network Share May Be Lost
Problem is, the article says this:

On a computer that runs one of the versions of Windows that is listed at the beginning of this article...

There aren't any versions of Windows listed anywhere in the article, or none that I can find. In addition to that, it doesn't specify whether I'm supposed to be doing this on the server end or the client end. I would assume the client end but it's just another thing I want to make sure of before I go ahead and do it.

Thanks for any replies!

A:Windows XP Computers disconnect from shared drives on Windows 7 comp

Uh... bump?

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I opened my computer the other day and when I clicked "computer" to go to my mapped networks drives to my surprise there are no hard drives or mapped drives displayed anymore.

Even when I go "open" in excel for example I don't see the drives.

I tried uninstalling sp1 in hope it would fix the problem but it did not. When I go into disk management I see my hard drives.

Is there a way to fix this? I have Vista Home Premium


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Weird issue.

I have 5 drives (of 7) on a Win 7 Pro (64) computer mapped on a Win XP (SP3) computer on my home network ... IT connects to ALL 5 ...

YET, that same Win XP computer will NOT access those same 5 drives (on the Win 7 computer) through the network (unmapped) giving the message "\\hostname\X is not accessible" (but WILL connect to the other 2 drives). All 7 drives have the same sharing and security settings ...

Baffled ... any ideas????
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6141 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 102398 MB, Free - 7068 MB; D: Total - 1328393 MB, Free - 715423 MB; H: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 708331 MB; I: Total - 1430792 MB, Free - 177589 MB; J: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 2689429 MB; K: Total - 305245 MB, Free - 71967 MB; L: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 734646 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-770T-USB3
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Mapped Drives & Drives on Network

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winnt4 network, windows 95 workstations. On logoff win95 is saving user files to their home directory as it should be. On logon it copies them back over. I created a .reg file that I want the windows 95 machines to run. It imports proxy settings for IE into the hkey_current_user/software/microsoft...../proxy enable "1"
hkey_current_user/software/microsoft...../proxy ""

I have regedit /S \\servername\filename.reg in the login script

It appears to load the login script and run the regedit command, and completes without any error. But when I login my proxy settings aren't there. They are in the .Default profile? If I manually open the command prompt after the machine is logged in, and type regedit /S \\servername\filename.reg it works just fine. It just doesn't work with the login script. Has anyone else ever seen anything like this before?

A:windows 95 login script

You may have to use environmental variables to have it load where you want it to on login (compname/username). It can be a pain, I know from experience, but when it's all set it works like a charm. There is a tools from M$ and a readme in the file below. Let me know how it goes.




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