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Q: Run as admin loses access to mapped drives

I have a batch file that must be run as administrator.
The batch file simply starts an application (MyApp.exe).

the problem is that because the batch file is run as admin, MyApp.exe can't access networks drives.
Since mapped drives are specific to users context, I activated admin account, logged in and mapped a drive.

but still MyApp.exe can't access the mapped network drive when it's run from the batch file.
Is there any possible way to access a network drive when an application is run as admin?

OS: windows 8 Pro x64

Any kind of solution is much appreciated.

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Howdy. I've been finding that the new UAC and linux style permission system is pretty annoying (I'm coming to Win7 from XP). Yea, I know it's proper security but I haven't had any issues with XP all these years since I know what I'm doing so I really wish my OS would trust me, lol.

Anyway.. I made life pretty comfortable by installing HotKeyBind and having it run as the administrator so whenever I hit Win-D I get an Administrator level DOS window. Usually when I get hamstrung by the limited rights it's when I'm in DOS trying to do something so this got rid of most of my hassles. HKB launches at startup from a batch file in the startup folder which does a "runas" on HKB to launch it as admin.

Now the problem comes from the fact that the DOS process is not running as me, so my mapped drives are not accessible. Even file associations were wrong when launched from that window. So I edited the launch batch to launch a second bat rather than HKB directly. In that batch file I map my drives. Seems to work golden. Alas, it seems at random intervals the system suddenly forgets the domain user I've associated with the drive mappings. (All the drives are remote PCs that require my domain credentials). I made another .bat called "admindrives" that will unmap them all then remap and then they work.

Just now though, I couldn't access my webserver's D$ share, kept getting "Access Denied" in my admin DOS. Admindrives.bat didn't help. Manually r... Read more

A:Admin mapped drives acting weird

just some thoughts...

Is this account you are using in the local admins group on the machine or is there a group that the domain account is in that it can inherit admin privileges (Domain Admins, TechSupport, etc...)?

For the mappings, when the batch runs, is it running as Admin to map them?
When you get this error, can you still access the drive via UNC path?

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I'm running Windows 7 and I have a mapped drive to an O: drive. I also have an environment variable for a PATH location to sqlplusw (software that lets you connect to an Oracle database). I found that in Windows 7, you have to open the cmd prompt with "run as administrator". When I do this I lose access to my mapped drives. We have many people in our company using this, so we can't have them disconnect and remap the drive every time. Is there a way to fix or workaround this?Thanks,Scott

A:Windows 7 "Run as Administrator" Loses Mapped Drives

Microsoft has a work around they don't recommend: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/mapped-drives-are-not-seen-from-elevated-command-prompt-in-vista/ Network and Systems Manager

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I was recently at my friend's business and they have a really scary scenario. First they are setup in a workgroup, not domain on XP. They share files not only through explorer but through programs like Quicken, Word, etc.

Normally there are 3 users on their businesses wireless network sharing files, such as financial data, personal information, and other extremely confidential stuff. Recently as an effect of the hurricane, they had many 'students' move into the location since they were all displaced. There are now 25 different users connected wirelessly, and they are all capable of viewing, modifying, deleting this confidential information.

I suggested encrypting the wireless network, blocking off access to the students, but they have had threats from students saying they will leave if they can't get online to do their studies. The company can't really afford that, and have already had some people reset the router physically. Still, that wouldn't solve the serious security issue here...

I thought about creating password protected folders, but for some reason I can't set that up in their XP.

I am capable of making a hidden share (after turning off simple file sharing), but whenever I mapped it on the other computers and tried to access it, I got the "Access Denied". However, regular shares such as the information we're trying to secure from everyone else opens up fine.

There must be some way to totally secure this financi... Read more

A:Hidden Shares mapped, Access Denied? In desperate need for admin help on security.

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Hi,

Some time ago a friend and I set up my home network. We had trouble with the workstations losing access to mapped drives.
He found a fix, he said we needed to turn off something in XP. It worked perfectly. But last week, one of my hard drives crashed and I had to replace it.
I have one computer with Server 2000 and 4 with XP pro. I can access the mapped drives if I reboot or logoff and on again. They just seem to lose connectivity if I they don't have any contact for a few hours.
I've searched the internet for days looking for the solution. I know it's simple, I just can't remember what it is I need to turn off.

A:loose access to mapped drives on network

When you confirgure the mapped drives make sure reconnect at logon is checked.

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Hello,

I have a sales rep in Latin America who is having problems connecting to our server in the US. He can get his email fine, but cannot access his documents (offline sync'd) or the public drives on the server which are mapped on his pc. It's prompting for a username and password but states that they are incorrect. I pulled 8 trojans off his machine, but I don't think that's the problem.

I've reinstalled the SBS Connection Manager hoping that would fix the problem, but I've rebooted his computer and cannot see it on our network. He's in a meeting so I'll have to wait until he's back and logs in to gain access again.

Any thoughts on why this connection is not working?

I have one other thing I just thought of and that's to make sure that he's logging in via the domain, and not just locally on the computer... otherwise I'm out of ideas.
 

A:VPN connection - no access to mapped drives on server

he can see the folders so i don't think its a firewall issue...
make sure netbeui is enabled on the vpn tunnel for the network drives to work properly

yeah i would check his connection/login parameters
 

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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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Hi there,
We have a network with 1 Windows Server 2012 and 5 workstations setup up with Windows 10 and Windows 7, all pro. There are 3 mapped drives to shared folders, accessed by all workstations. In only one, with Windows 7 pro, after a few days, one of the mapped
drives stoped returning all information. We deleted the mapped drive and remapped again but with no result. However, by accessing the shared folder through IP we were able to see all the information. This only happens in one shared folder in one particular
workstation. The others are ok.

Any ideas?

Best Regards.
Nélio Abreu

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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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Good afternoon Technet experts,
I'm having an strange issue on my users regarding a mapped network drive that requires user/password credentials. After restarting the machine, mapped drive appears with a X. To access it again user must first access it via Windows Explorer (typing \\path\folder)
then inserting credentials then try to map it again. Without trying to access on Windows Explorer first makes the mapping to fail.
Mapping is always done marking Windows to preserve credentials and reconnect after restart, but looks like it's not preserved as it should. 
Is there something else I must do to preserve those credentials and mapped folder?

Thank you very much!

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Hello!

I have this problem since Windows 7, i don't remember this happens on Windows XP.

I have 2 computers with Windows 8.1 installed: desktop and laptop. I am trying to access local disk drives of "desktop" from "laptop".

For example, i type in Windows Explorer "\\desktop\c$". "Windows Security" window pops up where i am typing credentials. If i specify "desktop\administrator" user and then provide correct password everything is fine, i can access disk C. But, if i type "desktop\john" and provide correct password i am getting error "Access denied". "john" is my main account, it's in "Administrators" group of "DESKTOP" computer.

If i try to access the same resource over "cmd net use" i receive error "System error 5 has occurred. Access is denied."

Why "john" can't access "DESKTOP"'s disk C over LAN?

A:Can't access disk drives over LAN, user is admin

The users in Administrative Group aren't the real administrators. See the tutorial:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

In Vista and later the user the system sets up as a member of Administrator's Group is roughly equivalent to the old Operator's Group in NT 4. It can register/unregister ActiveX, install and remove software, but it cannot delete system files etc..

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I have purchased, installed all of my pertinent programs and files, and have begun using my lovely new HP laptop. All is well but for one major issue.
The new laptop does not have an SD card slot. I did not think this would be a big deal, but it is turning out to be a major pain.

Background Details:
New HP EliteBook
OS - Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
Full Administrator
I have been completely and miserably unable to access various thumb drives and micro SD cards via two different card readers. Each external drive that has appeared but not allowed me access has been on FAT32-formatted media.
The external drives appear in Windows Explorer as Drive F:\

When I double click the drive icon to view the files therein, I receive the following message:
"You don't currently have permission to access this folder. Click Continue to permanently get access to this folder."

When I click "Continue," I receive the following message: "You have been denied permission to access this folder. To gain access to this folder you will need to use the security tab."

When I right click the drive's icon, there is NO SECURITY TAB.

I have also attempted these same steps and received these same results after setting my UAC settings tab all the way down to "Never Notify me when"

I have also attempted to gain access to the drive and give myself the permissions that I should already have as Administrator via a Command Prompt.

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A:Unable to gain access as Admin to external (FAT32) drives.

Hello MdmRptr. Welcome to the forum.

ACL refers to a Access Control List. This is a type of file security protocol.
Access control list - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

You may need to remove the ACL in order to access the files normally in Windows.

Looking up ACL brings up a lot of Oracle links. Are you - were you - using an Oracle product with these cards/files?
Using Access Control Lists (ACLs) (System Administration Guide, Volume 2)

If it was an Oracle product you could use the method to remove the ACLs here:
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19253-01/...ji4/index.html

If you were using a Linux program you could start here to investigate the removal of the ACL in Linux:
setfacl

First I've heard of ACLs. Maybe this info will help to point you in the right direction.

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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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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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Hi all,

This is all on my home network - both PCs are local to each other.

I have a Win 8.1 PC which hosts all my media and documents, which I connect to via remote desktop and share a drive on the network. It has no monitor, so remote desktop is my main method of access.

Very occasionally, I will turn it on and be unable to connect to it or the mapped drive. In fact my main PC (Win 7) cannot find it on the network anywhere. But it IS on the network - I can connect via my mobile using Splashtop and I can also connect
via TeamViewer from the main PC. This is not a solution though as I need to be able to access the shared drive on my main PC.

Both PCs use Bitdefender. Makes no difference with the BD firewall temporarily turned off. As I mentioned, sometimes it connects fine with no issues and sometimes it can't find it. In these situations, I can't even ping the Media PC's IP address
(timeout), nor can the Media PC ping the main PC. It can, obviously, ping the router.

Usually a restart of the Media PC fixes this (although, that's annoying) - but today it isn't. The error that I get is 'The network path was not found' and for remote desktop 'Remote Desktop can't find the computer 'MediaServer". This might
mean it does not belong to the specified network ..." etc.

I also thought it work mentioning that this is what comes up when using the net use command:

Status       Local     Remote          ... Read more

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hi,
i have created a new account with administrator rights on the server, but
it loses its rights automatically after sometime during the day.
Could it be due to the blank gpo that i have put in the server's OU ??
pls advice
thanks
 

A:account loses admin rights

We need to know the OS you're using please.
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I just changed my MoBo and then upgraded to Windows XP SP2. Everything is fine except My USB drives and Memory cards in the USB reader do not show up mapped in Explorer. They do show up in Computer Management. I can even assign drive letter there. But they will not show up in Eplorer even after I assign the drive letters.

CD ROM and Hard disks all show up. Sandisk media player shows up too. But not USB drives. I have seen several threads with similar issues.

I have tried the following.

TweakUI, to see if drive letters are missing.
I have asssigned letters to the USB drive and rebooted.
I have checked for any mapped drives to a network device. I have no mapped drives.

Is this a security thing with SP2??
Any other suggestions?

I can copy files back and forth by going through Manage from "My Computer" but not explorer.

Thanks in Advance
 

A:XP SP2 USB drives not mapped in explorer

By the way,

After I map the drive from "Computer Management" I can access it from the command prompt with dir h: or whatever I map the USB drive as.

It still does not show up in Explorer. I think this is an explorer issue only.
 

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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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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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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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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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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’m not sure this is the place to post this but…

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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Hello,
I have looked through the forums trying to find a resolution to the issue I have.
We have 4 drives mapped using group policy preferences. One of these is filtered to a user group, the others have no filtering.
One of these drives are the users home drive. This drive is available offline & has redirection set. The other 3 drives file servers have offline availability off.
When logged in to the domain all 4 drive are available.
If I put the laptop into sleep the drives are available when offline, but with a x through it until I connect via vpn.
If the laptop is shut down & user logs in only the home drive is available, the other 3 drives are not even there with a x through them.
As we are trying to move away from a vb script that maps the drives on XP (where the drives were always listed), the users do not know what they should be having mapped. Users just say they no longer have P or R drives.
I do not want to be setting the drives to make files available offline, this is the majority of the recommendations on other forums.
Thanks
Matt

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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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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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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???
 

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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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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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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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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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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 ?
 

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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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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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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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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?

I have... Read more

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