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Lose then regain NT Mappings

By garyziegler ·
Database Application on an NT 4.0 workstation 4.0 accesses a database on the domain server. Application will crash because it can't find the database tables.
A look in explorer indicates a lost connection to the mapped drive. A double click on the drive forces an authentication which of course reconnects via logon. I am unable to determine whether the application is the problem or whether it is a bug in NT.

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by dennis_london In reply to Lose then regain NT Mapp ...

It sounds like you're application is the problem. What app is it? Here is something to try:
- Verify the mapped drive connectivity prior to launching the app, launch the app and try to duplicate the problem.
- What other apps are running when the error occurs?
- What service packs and or online updates are installed?

Just trying to help with the troubleshooting process.

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by Tony Beresford In reply to Lose then regain NT Mapp ...

Do different users use this workstation? Perhaps what is happening is that a user who does not have permissions to the share the drive is mapped to is clicking "cancel" to a prompt about continuing to connect the drives. A better idea is to have persistent connections turned off, and have a login script which maps drives to shares according to the needs of the user logging in.

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by Tony Beresford In reply to Lose then regain NT Mapp ...

Another thought. If your network has problems, this could result in drives becoming unavailable. Try "ping hostname -l 4096 -n 50" and see if you get any request timeouts, or even erratic response times. If you do then check cableing. It could be assimple as a replacement dropdown cable.

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by RedEyes In reply to Lose then regain NT Mapp ...

Years ago, the same thing happened to one of my users. The app was an MSAccess front-end DB with linked tables to a DB on a network drive. After weeks of trial-and-error troubleshooting, the problem went away after we disabled the BIOS power management. Somehow the energy save feature was interfering with the connection.

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