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Mapped drives drop out after 15 mins to 2 hours

By mirkku ·
Windows XP workstations lose their connections to network shares after some time. They cannot be mapped again without logging off and logging in again. The server with the shared directories is Windows 2000 server. Diabling autodisconnect did not help. I also have replaced the network switch. Network drives cannot be mapped again without logging off.

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Overworked servers?

by stress junkie In reply to Mapped drives drop out af ...

Are either the domain controller or disk server
overworked? I've seen this sort of thing when servers
are overtasked.

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Not overworked

by mirkku In reply to Overworked servers?

There are free resources left and connections to internet work fine. Also W2K workstations keep there connection to network drives all the time. Only XP stations lose the mapped drives.

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DHCP ?

by 1 Sane Nerd@Work In reply to Not overworked

IS it the DHCP server timeout?

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Registry setting

by Pat Estes In reply to DHCP ?

Found this :
XP does this by default (It's set in the registry) The ususal (default is 15 minutes) and its set in the following key..

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Lanmanserver\parameters

In here you will see autodisconect you can set its value in minutes (The valid value range is -1 to 65535 minutes)

Let me know if it helps, I am going to try the same thing on a user here today.

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