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Automatic Network Drive Logon in XP

By dcs4244 ·
It seems that I have problems getting XP computers to automatically log on to their mapped network drives. Whether I use a Win 98 or XP peer-to-peer or even Server 2003, mapped network drives that should automatically be available upon boot up have to be double clicked in order to be available. Then they are fine until the PC is rebooted ???

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Automatic Network Drive L ...

what about a net use command in autoexec? what kind of problems?

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by dcs4244 In reply to Automatic Network Drive L ...

I've tried net use. There are no problems other than automatically making the mapped network drive available. It always shows up with a red X and then when you double click on it, it becomes available and stays available until the PC is rebooted.

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by gdh19701 In reply to Automatic Network Drive L ...

This is a known issue. See KB as follows:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;812933

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by dcs4244 In reply to

This is not the same problem that is outlined in MS knowledge base 812933. I see the drive but it has the red X. logging out and back in does not matter. Thanks anyway

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by Deadly Ernest In reply to Automatic Network Drive L ...

I have found that when you have a mapped drive with the 'reconnect at logon' activated, it still takes sometime after logon for the system to load, settle down and then poll the network to locate and activate the mapped drives. Time can vary depending upon network, traffic and what is happening on the other PC. I have seen this take 3 to 5 minutes to complete.

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by dcs4244 In reply to

Thanks, I've seen that too but this never connects automatically. You always have to double click the mapped drive icon to get it to connect.

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