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By amys ·
My NT workstation is mapping it's own drives. It maps up to 17 at a time, all to the same drive on the same server. This started about 2 weeks ago. My techs can't figure it out and I can't point to an event that started it. There seems to be no pattern to what causes it to map another drive. It is not related to me working from that drive, i.e. a new drive is not mapped everytime I hit that server.

If I disconnect the map within 2-3 hours they are all back, one at a time, two at a time, sometimes several at a time.

Any idea what causes this and how I can stop it? Thanks, Amy

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by kevin_b In reply to NT Workstation Drive Mapp ...

I would check your login scripts to see if you are attaching to resources on that drive. Next, check to see what services and processes are running to see if anything is trying to connect to a resource on another server. You can log into NT only and see what error messages pop up when it tries to connect to the reousrces. A program (word or excel, etc) may be trying to get to a resource on a server and is mapping a drive so it can get to it. You can always update your virus scan software and run a thorough scan on your disk. Good Luck!

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by amys In reply to NT Workstation Drive Mapp ...

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by joemcse In reply to NT Workstation Drive Mapp ...

1ST thing, make sure you are not running OFFICE FAST FIND. If, disable it. Remove from startup group.

2nd, you need to **** away you NT profile on local machine and on the Server if you use a roaming profile. This is most likely caused by FastFind, it's a known issue.

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by mkelley In reply to NT Workstation Drive Mapp ...

I have seen desktop shortcuts cause this problem, Try deleting and then reastablishing your desktop shortcuts, as well as any start menu shortcuts to network apps.

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by rikto7 In reply to NT Workstation Drive Mapp ...

Ok here is the deal ..if you check out technet it describes this problem in detail. I states how NT maps its own drives and some point in the same direction. What we did to resolve this is create a simple batch file to make them exactly what we wanted. here it is:
net use * /d /y {deletes all map drives}

net use lpt1: /d {deletes set printer}

sleep 1 {have to do or will not take delte drives}

net use k: \\server\share (Create new drives mappings)

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by 41320430 In reply to NT Workstation Drive Mapp ...

THis is a long post. Refer to web url: http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q158/6/82.asp

I would export the registry first and/or run rdisk /s from the command prompt (needs a blank formatted floppy).

Change an Individual User
WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" online Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" online Helptopics in Regedt32.exe. Note that you should back up the registry before you edit it.

To change these parameters, use the following procedure:
Run Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).

From the HKEY_CURRENT_USER subtree, go to the following key:

\Software\Micros

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