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Disconnected Network Drives

By steve.ellis ·
Recently on our workstations some of our drives are showing up as "diconnected". If a user clicks on a drive they can see the contents and now the drive shows up connected in My Computer until the next boot. This not only happens for some Novell network drives, but also on NT drives as well. This is a Novell/AD environment and this issue just cropped up in the past few weeks. In most cases it is not a critical issue because like I said a user only has to click on the drive mapping to connect it and gain access to the share, BUT in some cases we have applications, mainly Access databases, that unfortunately don't use the unc path in the code and that look for certain drive mappings and do not work unless the user clicks on the drive to connect it first. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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by entawanabi In reply to Disconnected Network Driv ...

The problem is some type of hardware support; it corrected by one of you people and I do'nt know how.

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by lowlands In reply to Disconnected Network Driv ...

For mappings to shares on Microsoft servers see the following article.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;297684

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by lowlands In reply to Disconnected Network Driv ...

For mappings to shares on Microsoft servers see the following article.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;297684

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by steve.ellis In reply to Disconnected Network Driv ...

Not the case here though because the drive mappings come in through the AD script upon authenticating and they are like that from the get go.

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Same problem here

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We too are experiencing the issue i think a update had been deployed to our workstations that caused the issue. i'm still looking for a solution on why this happens. also we have an issue that if your in explorer and you try to go to a server directly i.e. //server1/ we get access denied. as the permission policy isn't being applied.

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by jamesatmaisonverre In reply to Disconnected Network Driv ...

I come across this problem quite frequently.The connection process starts at login which is associated with the profile of the user which could be corrupt.My solution is to take a shortcut of the drive you want to be available and transfer it to the start up folder,so that it will load with windows for a good connection as it seems to be dropping.I have tried and tested this and it does work.

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by mariejaq In reply to Disconnected Network Driv ...

We have that problem too. There are certain drives that keep repeatedly showing disconnected. Users can still work in those drives, but they do not show reconnected when clicked on. Also, this may or may not be related, but we have had folders disappear for two of our shared drives. They were restored from back-up, but there is no obvious reason for them to have gone missing. It makes me wonder if we have lost files or folders that we are not aware of because they are more infrequently used.

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