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Lossing drive mapping on windows 2k pro

By hawksberry ·
I have W2kpro workstations that loss connection to the server. When I double click on My computer there are red x's thought the drive. If I then doubleclick on the drive it reconnects. Is there the stop this from happening.

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by bonfigs In reply to Lossing drive mapping on ...

NO. The red X is the alert that your system lost the connection to the mapped drive, By selecting the drive and it reconnecting only meens that the connection was available again. Another way is to log off and on again which will take much longer tomake a new connection. this is built in to the system to save time and let you know there was a problem. So the only true anwser is No. bonfigs@cs.com

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Lossing drive mapping on ...

On both the workstation that is dropping its active drive mappings and on the server the drive are mapping to, run this from the command prompt:

NET CONFIG SERVER /AUTODISCONNECT:-1

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by maxwell edison In reply to Lossing drive mapping on ...

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - Q297684

Drive Mapping May Time Out on a Windows 2000-Based Computer

SYMPTOMS
When you perform drive mapping from a Windows 2000-based client computer to either a Microsoft Windows NT or Windows 2000 network share, the drive mapping may be disconnected after 15 minutes of inactivity and Windows Explorer may display a red "X" on the icon of the mapped drive. However, if you attempt to access or browse the mapped drive, it reconnects quickly.

CAUSE
This behavior can occur because both Windows NT Server version 4.0 and Windows 2000 Server can drop idle connections after a specified time-out period, which by default is 15 minutes, so that server resources are not wasted on unused sessions. The connection can be re-established very quickly at a later time, if required.

RESOLUTION
To resolve this behavior, use a command to change the default time-out period on the Windows NT Server 4.0 or Windows 2000 Server:

At a command prompt, type:
net config server /autodisconnect:30.

The valid value range to configure this setting from a command line is from -1 through 65,535 minutes. To disable Autodisconnect, set it to -1.

NOTE: This step must not be confused with the remote access Autodisconnect parameter that is turned off if you set it to a value of zero (0).

If you set Autodisconnect to zero (0), this setting is not turned off and after a few seconds of idle time very fast disconnections can occur.

Source Link:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q297684&

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Maxwell

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