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By geneguy ·
Why is there an X on mapped network drives, but when you click on them they are still there? Is there a way to keep this connection active? I have a dos program that needs to access these network drives through batch files and sometimes they can't access the mapped drive. I wonder if it is because the connection looks as if it has been disconnected. Thanks.

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by kees.valkenswaard In reply to Mapped network drives

You surely don?t supply much information about your environment. Suppose you are running under some Windows version. Normally with right-clicking on the entire network you will set the network drives. Don?t forget to check the little box at the bottom that they should be reinitiated at logon. If you would work on a DOS platform and e.g. Novell it is easy to put the drive mapping in the logon script.

Good luck.

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by geneguy In reply to Mapped network drives

Oops, the OS is windows 2000 professional.
If you click on the drive with the red X, the drive is still connected. The people whose software is giving the trouble (dos based)suggests to create a batch file to ping the drives in question at different intervals so they can do their file transfers. Is there an easier way for the dos applications to see these drives, does windows 2000 have something built in to do this? Thanks

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Mapped network drives

I found a TechNet article about the lanman autodisconnect setting. It is Article I Q138365.
The article talks about how logical drives are disconnected after a period of time, but that you can increase this time-out (it can be set from between 1minute, up to over 1000 days!).

Here is the URL:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q138/3/65.asp
(please remove any spaces).

Hope this helps.

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