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Mapped Drive Problems Upon Logon

By massiminil ·
I have a shared drive on one NT 4.0 workstation, and this drive is mapped at several NT 4.0 workstations; everytime a user logs on, the mapping comes up with the infamous "red x", but when you go to Explorer or My Computer and click on the mapped drive it connects right away. Is there a timing out or something similar going on?

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by ShawnS In reply to Mapped Drive Problems Upo ...

Need more info .. like is a password used for access to the mapped drive? Are you loging the workstation on a domain or not?

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by Bill Cassada In reply to Mapped Drive Problems Upo ...

The red X simply means that the mapped drive was not verified at logon. When you map the drive you have to set it to reconnect at logon (there is a checkbox when you map the drive originally). If the box is cleared, the mapping will show, but willnot connect until you need it (by double-clicking on it or otherwise attempting access) at which time the X will vanish. Other than being highly noticeable (everyone is used to the RED X in SYSTEM/DEVICE MANAGER from Win95/98) it really has no effect other than making logons a little faster.

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by s.salamonson In reply to Mapped Drive Problems Upo ...

My personal observation of this problem in our network is that given the speed now available by the CPU on PC's nearly rivaling faster network speeds, you may finf that infact the PC is proceeding throught the boot process quicker than your LAN can connect to the resource and respond a verification to the workstation.

In our network for example we are migrating from 16mbps Token Ring to 100mbps Switched Ethernet. As a result we have a lot of our Servers still on Token ring in our Computer room, but several subnets are running 100mbps
workstations. The connectivity is acheived through Cisco Token Ring/Ethernet switches. We have observed the all performance whether lan/internet is often slow. and the Red X is a common occurance.Also it may be exaserbated by every one logging in at the same time of the day. (i.e. more noticeable between 8-10am)

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