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Unable to connect to mapped drives

Q: Unable to connect to mapped drives

Well, not exactly. I have NAS drives and mapped them just like I did on my Windows 7 laptop. It all works fine and the NAS drives show up just fine in network link too. Everything is Ethernet connected. But I see anomalies. If I reboot my machine, or even turn it off and switch it back on fairly soon after then I occasionally get a message about one of the drives being unable to connect. So I then go to 'this pc' and see a Red Cross through one of the drives. If I double click it then it either connects instantly or I will get the green bar filling for about 20-30 secs before it connects. I only have to do it once as after that access is instant every time I go to it. Now this doesn't happen all the time and it never happens if I turn the machine off and start it up after leaving it alone for an extended period. It just seems to be more likely after doing a restart or turning back on within minutes of it last being on.

but I do also notice that when I am in outlook and someone sends me a file (such as jpg pic) that I want to save to my NAS drives. I will click the attachment and select ' save as' and navigate to one of the NAS drives and it will not browse its contents straight away, you can kind of see it trying to open up and eventually after a few seconds it suddenly responds. And again it only occurs once, subsequent navigations all react instantly , for example I go into a second attachment to save down. It's hard to explain but I am inclined to think Windows 10 is just plain buggy . It's not as if the networking is a complete fail. It works but it's just unpredictable. My other Windows 7 machine (which I will never ever let Windows 10 get into it) behaves flawlessly with the NAS drives. They are always live and instantly accessible to it regardless of whether the machine has recently been on or restarted.

I dont think there are really any answers here as it's just seemingly a Windows 10 'thing' and maybe in future builds things will get better. I just wanted to share my observations in case anyone else is tearing their hair out over things like this. Sometimes it's re assuring to know your not alone!

cheers, Wayne

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A: Unable to connect to mapped drives

10 is not buggy. Just that you have to treat it like a new car, and not go overboard on making a bunch of huge changes, that can cause any OS to break.

Unless you are physically running Windows 10, there is really nothing that we cannot answer, that has already been stated in various threads on this site. If you are having issues with Windows 7, I suggest that you go to sevenforums.com.

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problems began a week ago, i have 4 pc's, xp home on all. mine is the server/w-station. One of the other pc's began having problems connecting to a network drive. It seems the more I tried working, investigating, etc. with re-boots, routers off& on again, its now only allowing the main system to access an network drives. I have 7 mapped drives, only 2 pc's get used majority of time, these 2 are hardwired to a wr54g linksys & a bellsouth dsl router is connected to it too. 2 are wirelss. All will hold the i-net connection, but all 3 are getting the "pc has reached it limit of connections" windows error when I click to check a mapped drive. My tech guy seems to think the xp home limitation to 5 connections is the issue here,,,I understand the reasoning,,but i've been running this way for 3 years now. sure, we've had to re-boot & power on/off at times, but never has it gotten to this point! I am not 100% convinced that is problem. i mean if so, then when only the server/wstation is on & not being used, then why can't just 1 other pc connect to network drive? No way that 5 simultanious connections should be being used in that situation!
anyone with advice, much appreciated. Info= 4 dells, xp home on all, 2 hardwired, 2 wireless.
 

A:Xp home network, will not connect to mapped drives

Home is limited to five concurrent connections but you only have 4 machines.

if you cut the internet do you still get the connection error? I would be concerned someone external has taken control of your pcs.

How are the drives mapped?
No limits on the shares?
Can you access the share by browsing even if the mapping fails?

Downsteam router is not connected via its wan port and has dhcp disabled?
 

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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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OK
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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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????
Log:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
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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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

Thanks

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have 3 networked drives in tower setup to share...laptop connects to these drives...when i boot laptop i get a notification stating the machine was unable to connect to all network drives...well, go to my computer and all drives have the red x over them...BUT if i double click on any and all of the drives i am able to connect...

how do i get the laptop to not notify me of this since i can truly connect...ALSO, at the same time not show the red x...
 

A:false warning - unable to connect to network drives

When you mapped them, did you tick the "reconnect at logon" box?
 

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I am having an issue with some client computers running xp, they are unable to connect to the domain or map network drives. I have ghosted these computer for a temporary solution but it has been happening to multiple computers now.

The error message that comes up when I try to map a drive or connect to the domain is "network location cannot be reached"

Any Ideas on how to resolve this problem without having to ghost these computers?

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Client is laptop running on Vista Business. Server is Windows 2000. File is on Host running on XP SP2. I can map the drive on laptop to Host but when I try to run an application I get message:

You must run APPLICTATION_NAME from a mapped drive.

I am running application from mapped drive so why do I get this message?

Only weird thing I can mention is that I have to specify domain name and user name to connect to the mapped drive. But once I am connected I can open all files. But the application I need to run gives me the error message.

Help anyone?
 

A:message to connect through mapped drive while connected through mapped drive

Is the application on the host or just the data?

Does another machine connect correctly?

If the app. is on a host along w/ the data, have you tried installing the application on your machine and accessing the data over the lan.

Other thoughts:
sometimes applications require an exact data path. For example, f:\app
this info is stored on the host. When you map your local drive, you choose m:\app
 

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Hello,
I have 3 interfaces running Win7 on a company network with 3 network share drives on the server.
These interfaces are part of WORKGROUP.  Mapped drives work while on WORKGROUP settings.
When changing to company domain, drives are no longer mapped with an error 1909.
Tried disabled Windows firewall but this did not help.  Also disconnected drives and tried remapping them to the interface.
Still getting error 1909.  When I return settings to WORKGROUP network status, share drives are accessible.
There are 3 other interfaces running Win7 on the network that I switched to the domain and were able to connect to drives.
Please advise with any new options.
Thank you,
Troy

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Has anyone had experience with mapped drives disappearing when installing W2K SP 2? I have batch files written for users on my network defining their mapped drives, but upon installing SP2, the mapped drives all had to be mapped by hand. What gives?
 

A:Mapped Drives

Another undocumented feature!!
 

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At my office, we have a password for our workstations that changes every month. We also have mapped drives to certain folders located on the server.

Last month I had my machine completely wiped and reinstalled with a fresh install of Windows XP. At the time that I set up the mapped network drives, I want to say that I used the password that was current at our office. This month, the password has changed for all workstations, but I cannot access the mapped drives as it says "Password is Expired" I tried the current password and the password that was set at the time of setting up the Mapped Drives but they did not work. Nobody else in the office is having the same problem.

A:Mapped Drives

Right click My Computer/Disconnect Network Drives. Disconnect all Network drives. Restart workstation, log in with new password, Re-Map Network drives.

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User connects to our network from home via VPN. How can she access her network files? I had her create a shortcut on her desktop to:

\\ipaddress of server\users\username

Once she's VPNd in and clicks this link it prompts her to authenticate but it still fails. Is there a better way for her to access her data? Can she map a drive in the same manner as she would at her workstation at the office?
 

A:VPN and mapped drives

You could try the following which can be added to a batch file to map multiple drives:

net use X: \\servername\sharename /USER:domain\username password

if you use a %1 in place of where the password should be it will prompt the user for the password - handy to avoid account lockout if your policies required a change of passwords every so often.

The batch file would then look like this

net use U: \\server1\sharename /USER:domain\username %1
net use I: \\server2\sharenam,e /USER:domain\username %1

etc. etc.

Add the server names to a LMHOSTS file and you wont need to use the IP addresses. If the server IP addresses ever change just email a new LMHOSTS file to the user and the batchfile will still work.
 

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Hi,
We are currently running Windows 7 shop and starting to migrate to 10 from next year. 
There is a Radius server configured on Server 2008 R2 with access points and a GPO that runs on all the devices to connect to Wifi automatically. Mapped drives are also configured. So when user connects with Wifi, the startup
GPO does not get applied and in turn we do not see the home drives mapped. 
But for some users, we see that there is a red x for the mapped drive and after the device is connected to WIFI, they can connect to it. But for others, we do not see the red x marked drives if they logoff/reboot the device.
So what can cause this issue ? 
Regards,V

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someone help me regarding mapping drives scenario !
after we have mapped the drives from our server, as soon as we shut down our pc and open it the drives are not showing but to the other pc it is still showing..
 

A:mapped drives

Mr. Rick,

This is the details of my PC :
O.S : Windows 2000

When i start my pc it will show something like restoring your network drive but right now it is not there, everytime i switch my pc i have to mapped the drives back again... but to the other pc even if you close their pc the mapped dirves is still there.

Thanks and Regards,
Nico
 

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Mapping drives, long distance (read moderately slow, lots of hops to cover 3000 miles) is a little broken. I assume it is due to debug code. When accessing files via right-click (to copy, to rename, etc.) there is a longer than usual delay, the Explorer windows starts flashing like a strobe light, and during that time you can do nothing else (well you can, but not to do with Explorer).

Is anyone else seeing this?

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I have a lab with win2000 machines and a win 2000 Server. I have a mapped drive to all the workstations. However when a user logs on they are not able to open the drive through many applications such as quark, photoshop, notepad. They are able to open the mapped folder with word or excel. When they open the mapped drive first they are able to open the drive using quark, photoshop or notepad. Does anyone know how to automatically keep that drive mapped? Is there a way to do that in group security? Thanks Jon
 

A:Mapped drives

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Hello all,
I am here with a new problem again, hoping that i wil get answer as like for the earlier posts.
I am here having a lot of users who uses the mapped drives for saving the works,and i have 3 mapped drives which is common, and whichis running through the sysvol scripts, and all r working fine, now the problem is few of my users always comes with the complaint saying that their home folder ( that is the personal drive) of user is showing only the home driv not their personal one, the personal drive is like \\servername\home\username\
and the users can see only home as therir z drvie(whcih is their personal drive)and it should be showing their personal drive not the entire home drive, and it wil work when i disconnect the drive, and reconnect by mapping it, but few of my users including my boss, is not happy with that, can you please tel how can i avoid the personal drive becoming the home drive,

Thanks a lot
Please if you need more explanation i will submit it, if you can help me that will help me to work better.

Rijesh
 

A:Mapped Drives

Are you doing this thru Active Directory?
 

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We have a linux server and all the Windows 7 Pro workstations have the same mapped drives, w,x,y,z. The only problem is that the path for z is a share nested in another share, w. When we try to map z we get the message, 'Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed. Disconnect all previous connection to the server or shared resource and try again.'

How can we work around this? These drive maps mus remain the same as the server is set up by our software vendor.

A:Mapped drives

The link below talks about the problem and mentions using the IP address to access the server instead.

Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed...

Using method 1 in the link below seems to work the best.
Error message when you use user credentials to connect to a network share from a Windows-based computer: "The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password"

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I've been having problems keeping the drives mapped at one of my offices. I' guessing someone has modified the registry, because there is no longer the check box for reconnect at login on the mapped drive. If any one knows what this value is please let me know. I've tried using a batch file and net use to permanently map the drives but it has only worked on some of the stations. Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Mapped Drives

Are these mapped via a login script or at the workstation level.
 

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Hi,

I'm running Server 2003 with a few applications on it that are accessed from two ethernet wired computers and two connecting with remote desktop (running XP and Vista). I want to change the log on p/w to the user account where these apps are running on Server 2003. I tried it last night and then tried to access from one of the ethernet computers and it said it wasn't accessible. I guess these connections are mapped (I didn't set it up).

Do I need to go and delete the connections off of each computer and remap a network drive? Or is there an easier way for me to do this.

Thanks!
 

A:Mapped network drives and p/w

I'm not quite sure what you mean ...

You changed the program log in password? That should be as simple as changing the log in details on both PC's within the program they are running, right?

It doesn't sound like anything else has changed on the physical network (IP address of server/hostname/etc).
 

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my server is a nt4.0 server and i have 35 clients.
on 1 client (win2k professional) the connections with remote drives are suddenly disconnected (this
happens over 20 times a day) with the result that the program needing a file on the p: drive says :
p:\...\....\file was not found.
Restarting the program and everything is fine again.
I reinstalled the workstation, i replaced the network card and the cabling and still have the same problem,
can anyone help me please ?
 

A:disconnected mapped drives

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Greetings,

We have a new Dell PC with WindowsXP Professional. There seems to be a problem with two drives that are mapped not staying connected. In fact, all other 25 computer systems in the office (Win98 & 2000) are fine but sometime overnight, these two drives become disconnected from the network on the XP computer. And the computer is left on.

We have shut off the XP Firewall, but that was obviously not the problem. Any clue what would cause this? The two drives are on a Windows 2000 server domain. In fact, there are 9 mapped Novell drives also but there is no problem with them, they are always mapped.

Thanks, Joel
 

A:Mapped Drives in WinXP Pro

xp sp2 by any chance? we replaced 4 older machines with new dell pc's on a winxp pro network, and they came with xp pro w/sp2 already installed. we've had nothing but problems with the mapped drives. They disappear, or become inaccessible... we are going to uninstall sp2 on two of them and see what happens. (on the existing pc's, we never downloaded sp2... )
 

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Iím not sure this is the place to post this butÖ

We have an enterprise file server (city_server) running Win2K (I know, update the OS). I have placed Microsoft Access data on a shared folder where all users map the drive as F:\.

The application tracks sewer maintenance. There are numerous factions to this FrontEnd/BackEnd operation, one of which imports new work orders from the server to connected laptops (which then go to the field for inspection; back in the office for data update). All operations work fine except for the import. If I place the BE on some other win2K server and map the drive accordingly (i.e., F:\ drive) all works perfect. Our IT people have looked at this server configuration numerous times and say it is setup identical to the others including all accounts. Yet we only see this problem when accessing data from city_server. I have tried coding the app to use a UNC path vs. mapped drive. It works better (albeit slower) but still periodically bombs.

Any ideas I can pass on would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
SKK
 

A:Error with Mapped Drives

Have they reviewed the nic card stats for errors or breaks in service. Sounds like the nic is dropping long enough to lose the drive mapping. Review the nics power settings. It should be set to never sleep.
 

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XP Pro 64 bit on domain...

When building a new comptuer for a user...and logged in as that user...we normally map a drive as "different user"... which allows us techs access to the drive we need...

Works fine, until we reboot...

When we try to open the mapped drive, we get an error...

Z:\ is not accessible
Access Denied

We have to "disconnect" that drive then remap the drive...

Any other mapped drives., whether by hard mapping or by script work fine...these are mapped drives for the user...

We do not have this issue with XP 32 bit...

Anyone know a fix for this...???

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Over time all of my drive letters are being mapped to a network drive by itself.  I have researched this and many people have the same issue but there has been no fix.  Please help!

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we have a user who has some mapped drives that are having problems. when you try to do something that connects to the network drives it times out. this doesn't happen when you first turn on the PC. after a little bit if you, for instance, go to attach an email on a network drive it takes at least 5 minutes to "reconnect" to the mapped drive. if you try to open the mapped drive from my computer or windows explorer you'll time out. i'm certain it's not the network because a user with the same type of computer is not having this problem. that's why i think it's an xp issue. any ideas???
 

A:problem with mapped drives...

What server OS are you attatching to? If you're running file and print services for Netware, then try going here for the reason and a fix (update your XP to service pack 1)
Even if you're NOT running fpnw, it's probably a good idea to install the service pack...
 

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Hello, not sure if this is the right forum
I have a new windows 7 pro pc and want to connect it to one of the server drives.
The server is Windows server 2012 R2
I can only connect to the server drives by IP address.
If I try and connect by server name I get a 0x80070035 error.
The other pcs I can connect to the server via the server name but not this new Acer.
I turned off the firewall and antivirus
Any suggestions would be appreciated
Thanks

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Hi all, I apologise if this question has been beaten to a pulp, I just want a 'once and for all' answer. After many google searches, I have yet to find one.

I have a windows 7 pc that is part of an office network along with about 5 other machines. They are all supposed to connect to a server via network mapping of the server's shared folder. (In this case the mapping is Z:\\pi-server\data and the server is running 2008 R2 on a workgroup). Upon reboot, all systems but one will remap to this drive with no problem.

The one machine will always boot up with the message 'Windows could not reconnect network drives' The mapping is showing in windows explorer but there is a red 'x' icon showing the connection is lost. When I click on it, it prompts for windows credentials, which I enter and then it remaps with no problems. However upon next boot the same thing happens again. No matter what I try I cannot get the system to retain the credentials.

What I have tried so far:

1. Ensuring that there is a match of user names and passwords on the server and workstation.
2. Deleting the mapping and re-adding it.
3. Running a batch file to delay the mapping in order for windows to finish connecting the network first.

I would like to be able to browse to the network folder via network discovery through the workgroup but this particular machine does not have the server show up in the network listing (all other machines do show the server). Plus when pinging the server, it insists on res... Read more

A:Cannot reconnect mapped drives

This seems to be an ongoing issue with Windows 7 machines and there are many TechNet threads that talk about the issue, many of those threads have working solutions for the problem but it's hard to say which solution would be best in your particular case.

Windows 7 Pro PC's won't automatically map network drives at reboot

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I have installed several new Windows XP Professional computers in our office they are all networked to a server. I have mapped drives to the server to that each computer needs access to. The problem is it takes so long to access. You may wait 15 minutes after you click on the drive. Any idea what could be the problem?
 

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Hello,
Last summer we bought 120 HP Probooks 6570b running Windows 7 Pro. I been running into a issue with our mapped network drives on our server. We have these drives so that people can save their files to and take from. For whatever reason whenever you try to access the drive to either share or pull files from, it will randomly disconnect saying that it cannot find/access the "S" drive. Sometimes it takes 5 seconds to disconnect sometimes a few minutes (pretty random) but it definitely disconnects if more than a few people try pulling a file from it. None of the other laptops/workstations in the building are having this issue. These are working right off the wifi by the way and I know we have plenty of access points close enough to the laptops. So far what I have tried is this (suggested by HP support):
-Update to the most current Wifi Driver
-Update the BIOS firmware
-Went into Device Manager >Power Management Options for the wifi and unchecked "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
-Went into regedit > HKLM> system >CurrentControlSet> services > LanmanWorkstation > Parameters > and added DWORD 32bit > KeepConn for 15180. I googled this, this step supposedly tells the computer to hold its network connection for a full day. Still didn't work.
At this point I am scratching my head and HP has basically given up on helping me with this. None of our other computers regardless of how new or old are ha... Read more

A:Mapped Drives Disconnecting?

Is your problem that some PCs are losing their network connection or that they are losing the mapped drive?
 

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Hello, I work for a fire department and they have Desktop Authority map certain network drives when they login. For some reason, DTA will map the drives when they login, and everything works fine, but after an hour or two, they lose connectivity to that drive and are no longer able to access it. I know this is very vague, but has anyone had this problem?
BTW, I just recently upgraded from NT 4.0 to Server 2003 Standard, and we've had tons of other little problems with permissions and the like. Is this the cause of the dissapearing drives?
Thanks,
Phillip
 

A:XP losing Mapped Drives

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Hello,

I have a feeling this may be a really stupid question, with a really simple answer. I've searched and searched and searched for an answer to no avail, and have finally resorted to asking for help...

So here's my question. An EU has a mapped drive that they reconnect at each login, and is challenged to provide their credentials. After authenticating, an explorer window pops up displaying the contents of the mapped drive. They get upset that they have to click the X button. They ask me to fix it. I tell them to deal with it. They tell me they can't. I laugh at them. They tell me they're not kidding. I come here and ask: Is there any way to suppress the explorer window that pops up when you mount a drive? I could have sworn I saw either a registry key, or and entry in group policy.

So.... any ideas? I know I'm going to kick myself when I hear the solution, but hey... at least my EU will have one less mouse click each day... lucky them.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:mapped drives on startup

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I've been having this issue for awhile now at work. A lot of the employees mapped drives will magically disappear, even though they are still logged on to the domain which is windows 2008 SP2. My only solution is to reboot their PC, and in some cases rebooting several times for the mapped drive to reappear. It is quite annoying and the only literature I could find on the subject was an article about changing the fast booting for the server, which I would rather not do. I have confirmed that they are not shutting off their systems, but they are logging off. All the PCs ampped drives are set to reconnect upon login. I realize this seems pretty broad, but any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Mapped drives dropping

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I have setup a wireless network between two computers in my office and have installed some software that will automatically backup folders on each of the two computers.

It works by backing up certain folders on computer 1 to the hard disk on computer 2 and vice versa.

I also have a program installed on both computers that uses the data on computer 1.

To simplify the process of locating the data on my network I have created virtual drives using the Map Network Drives function in Windows. However; if I start up my computer and open these programs - they can not find the drives, I have to open My Computer first and double click on the drives before the programs will read from them. I am guessing that for some reason Windows is not connecting to these drives, even though I have set them to "reconnect at logon".

Is there a way I can force the drives to work automatically at startup? Perhaps using a .BAT file or similar to automate the process of opening/closing the folders at startup so the process of using these programs is more user friendly?

Many thanks for any replies
 

A:Mapped Network Drives

Anybody at all?
 

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Ok, I am having a problem. I have a group policy setting that maps my network drives. I have 3 different NAS boxes; NAS1, NAS2, and NAS3. The mapping works great on all my Win 7 computers and for every user.

I have a Win 8 test machine. When I login with my AD account, only two of my mapped drives get mapped through the GPO. My AD account is in the Administrators group on the Win 8 machine. I try gpupdate but that doesn't work. I try "net use" to manually map them. Doesn't work and get a system error.

Ok, I go to the company that made my NAS thinking they don't support Win 8. They point me a Microsoft KB article with some workarounds. I follow the KB article and add the registry key and then restart.

I login again and check out Explorer to check the Network drives. Two more network drives got mapped correctly from GPO. However, I am still missing all my mapped drives from my NAS3 box.

Ok, this with where it gets weird. While logged in with my AD account I open up cmd and type "net use". I get my 4 successfully mapped drives but I'm still missing the other 6 mapped drives from NAS3. I check the event viewer and it said "Group Policy successfully ran". I right click on cmd and run as administrator. Now I type "net use" and BAM! There are all the network drives I am supposed to have mapped.

Why do I need to be elevated as administrator to see all the mapped drives? Is this a Win 8 thing or is it an issue with my NAS3 box?

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I have a windows 2003 server and XP machine that is mapped to the server. I have the box checked reconnnect at login and synchronize. Yet every time I reboot i have to enter username and password???
 

A:Drives not staying mapped

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Hi

I hope someone can help with this. This has stumped me. I have several workstations that have multiple drives mapped to their homeuser directory. Normally we have just H: mapped and no other network drives. Some users have all the way to Z: mapped to the same place. I go through and manually unmap them, but after a few days they reappear. There is no rhyme or reason. It doesn't happen after a reboot or anything. Not all users have this problem. I checked on tech net and microsofts knowledge base. I've tried doing the ghosted connections stuff in the registry but this did not fix it.The only thing is that it happens to more people in one area than in other areas.

Any ideas?

Thanks
 

A:Multiple mapped drives

check the log in scripts for a line like

net use * \\servername\sharename

the * will map the next available drive letter.
 

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I've set up a dual boot with XP and 7. My mapped drives work fine under XP but on 7 they fail to reconnect at startup. I have made sure I ticked "Reconnect at startup" and I have switched on "Always wait for network at computer start up and logon" in Group Policies but still no good. Any suggestions?

A:Mapped Drives not Connecting

Did you move to Canberra recently? My commiserations

It would be useful to figure out whether the Win7 box is trying to reconnect and failing, or whether it's not trying at all. The most direct way to do that would be to run a packet trace (www.wireshark.org) on the XP target (harder to do it on Win7 while it's logging on), and then analyse the resultant trace to establish whether an attempt is being made to reconnect.

If the Win7 box is trying and failing, that's relatively easy to troubleshoot because the trace should reveal the nature of the failure. Otherwise, if there's no attempt at all, it becomes necessary to enable additional ("userenv") logging, and as of Vista they've made that a real PITA.

If you do end up generating a trace (it's very simple - like a tape recorder) and you'd like some assistance doing the analysis, just ask.

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I'll try to give as much history as I can on this:

Client complained of sluggish computer, no drivespace and MAINLY could no longer map her regular network drives on a small business LAN. She was mapping fine but computer was soooo slow she did some digging, found 'tcp.exe' eating up resources so she deleted it (she can't seem to tell me how she accomplished that). She says that after deleting/removing this file she lost connectivity to her network.

I come in and clean up a bunch of virii/trojans/malware on the machine. You folks helped me here and I removed the last bad software, restarted the machine (several times) and still no network connectivity.

With ipconfig/all I see that her machine is pointing to dummy(?) addresses:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix: (empty)
Description: Intel<R> PRO/100 Network Connection
DHCP Enabled: Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled: Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address: 169.254.163.136
Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway: (empty)
DNS Servers: (empty)

So I tried hard coding in the info instead of letting the machine obtain IP address/DNS server from the router. After hardcoding the IP, subnet, default gateway and the prim/secondary dns servers the machine could reconnect her mapped network drives BUT she still didn't have internet access.

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A:No Internet/no mapped drives....help plz

(Doing my best Gilda Radner impression)....."Neva mind"

I ended up reinstalling win2k and finally got her machine back up and running on all cylinders.

allso
 

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I am unable to edit any files on my mapped drives. I have several directories on C that I have made network shares. I have then mapped the shares to D and E on the same local computer that shares reside.

I can edit the files in their original direstories on C. I can also edit these files if I access them through the network share "Network\laptop\Projects". But, when I map this location to D: I am no longer allowed to edit the files or create new files from the new D: drive. The map looks fine and I can see all of my files. I use the following command:

net use d: "\\Vaio-Z10\C\Office Files\Projects" /Persistent:Yes

In frustation, I provided share access to EVERYONE, Full Control, and Security access to EVERYONE, Full Control. I even made sure that I took ownership of all files and directories in the directories that I am accessing. I took ownership with the network login account that I log into the laptop with (DOMAIN\Tom). I consistently get the following error message when I try to create a new directory through the D drive:

"You need permission to perform that action."

If I try to rename a file from the D drive i get the following error message:

"You need permission to perform that action. You need permission from DOMAIN\Tom to make changes to that file.

Well I AM user DOMAIN/Tom. I logged into the laptop as DOMAIN/Tom. DOMAIN\Tom has full share and security access to the files, and DOMAIN\Tom is the owner of all the files. ... Read more

A:Mapped Drives Not Accessible

As an update to my previous post, I have found out that if I use the Tools/Map Network Drive/ command from the toolbar then I can get access to my files correctly, but if I use the "net use" command in a batch file then I dont have any write or modify access to the files.

We use the "net use" command on all of our other computers and is works fine. I am not sure why it wont work on this one. I need to the the net use command because i am constantly moving the directories that D through H are pointing to and I dont want to have to manually do it through the menu bar each time.

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I have a client that is running SBS2003 server and has about 17 client computers. one of the client computers is mapping a drive several times like H: is duplicating itself to I: J: K: L: M:........and so on the other drives say disconnected but you can access them very strange i tried a netuse cmd to delete them and it worked for about 1 minute then they all came back I would appreciate any help you may have.
 

A:Multiple mapped drives?

Have you checked to see if the user account of that machine has any associated scripts that run at logon?
 

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i asked this at MS newsgroups, but no one replied or helped.

we are setup on a winNT domain at this location, and this
is how our computers are communcating with the server.
the client machines are win98SE. we also have netware
installed to talk to some servers at a different location
in another state.

we just got some new win2000 SP-2 clients. and i set them
up onto the network. i map some drives to folders in our
local server, and thats ok.

but, i map some drives to folders that are located on
another server at the other location (in another state
that communicates with netware), and it asks me for a
password. well, i input username and passwords in when it
asks and it goes through and everything is fine. but if i
logoff, restart the computer, or wait some time between
accessing the drives or files off the drive, it keeps
asking for the username and password.

how do i get it to stop asking for it, and to just keep
remembering the username and password? in the win98SE
clients, once i input the username and password, it would
remember it even if it got rebooted, or whatever?

so how do i get this to work?
 

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My boss just bought 5 new Dell Dimension 2350 with XP home ed and wanted me to put them on the network. I've set them up and they can see the network fine, but when i map a drive and reboot the machine, the drives will not reconnect. I chose the options to reconnect but it still does not work.

Am I doing something wrong or is there something i can do to make sure it reconnects after a reboot?
 

A:mapped drives not reconnecting in XP

I've seen this happen, and haven't figured out why. Instead of wasting my time on the problem, I simply worked around it. In your startup folder, just make a new Batch file (.bat) with lines like:

net use s: \\server\shared
 

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We have 4 computers here in our office, that all run XP. The main system runs our accoutnign software, Peachtree, and has a mapped drive, P, that we all use to acces the data files. Recently, the main system got infected with XP Antivirus 2008, and we lost power to our building over the weekend. coming in, the Pc BSOd with winlogin.exe error. I did a repair installation of XP, then deleted the AV2008 with Malwarebytes program. I then rebooted, and reinstalled SP3. The other 3 computers now, get an access is denied error when trying to connect to the mapped drive on the main computer. I have looked at permissions, and given full access to everyone, and actually removed and reinstalled Peachtee to get this to work. Still not working, and the Dell tech( thats what Pc we have) was stumped and was lookign up stuff while I was on phone with him on the Technect site for MS. Any idead what could fix this, or do I need to do a complete resintall from scratch?
 

A:Help with mapped drives and XP AV 2008

Hey I was a Dell tech once, but I haven't told many that!

Try this:

Check the Shell value for Winlogon in your registry. Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
should show:

Shell REG_SZ explorer.exe

Or download this tool: http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/XP_FixLogon.zip
This utility checks for the correct GINA value in the Registry and will allow you to restore it, if its incorrect.
 

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On my Win 7 system, I have mapped 4 drives to a XP system using the "net use" command. They are mapped correctly as p,q,s,t on the Windows 7 system. They show up in the "Power Desk" app which is a file manager utility program. The mapped drives work correctly in that program.

However, they don't show up in explorer on the windows 7 system. All other drives are shown, but not the mapped drives. Also, if I bring up the file open dialog box from an app like notepad, they don't show up either.

On another Win 7 system, I can map the drives exactly the same way and they do show up in explorer. It must be a setting that is different on the Win 7 system that does not work.

Any ideas?

A:Can't see mapped drives in explorer

Update....

The drives that I originally mapped were mapped with a .bat file containing 4 "net use" statements.
They don't show up in the explorer windows. However, if I map a drive using the windows explorer "map network drive" dialog box, it does show up.

Also, when I bring up the "map network drive" dialog box, all the drive letters that I used in the .bat files show up as available. So that changes the question to:

If I have mapped drive using a .bat file with "net use" commands, how do I get windows to "see" them? They are clearly mapped in the system. I can do a "dir q:" from the command line and see the drive perfectly.

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