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Multiple Fake Network Drives

By millerc ·
I have a few users now that they get network drives mapped for every letter of the alphabet. If you restart the PC, they dissapear, but if you open My Computer, you watch them start to remap themselves. They map to a location that is mapped by a script, but so far only 2 people have had this problem after a year, so the script works fine. You can't delete the drives in explorer or as a net use command. Any other ideas?

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by Matthew Yurksaitis In reply to Multiple Fake Network Dri ...

From the symptoms the issue sounds more like a resource constraint/limitation. The users who have every drive letter used most likely have a number of programs running & taking up memory as well as a number of competing start-up scripts or executeables lauching at the same time This may explain why they scripts lauch & remap when you manually open My Computer, and also why some of them drop. It may be time for an O/S tuneup and registry clean-up - this may take care of the issue with drive removal. Also, in regards to drive removal are all the mapped drives from windows servers or are some from Novell servers? For drives mapped from Novell servers you will need to use the Novell Client to unmap or change the script on the Novell Server.

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by Matthew Yurksaitis In reply to Multiple Fake Network Dri ...

From the symptoms the issue sounds more like a resource constraint/limitation. The users who have every drive letter used most likely have a number of programs running & taking up memory as well as a number of competing start-up scripts or executeables lauching at the same time This may explain why they scripts lauch & remap when you manually open My Computer, and also why some of them drop. It may be time for an O/S tuneup and registry clean-up - this may take care of the issue with drive removal. Also, in regards to drive removal are all the mapped drives from windows servers or are some from Novell servers? For drives mapped from Novell servers you will need to use the Novell Client to unmap or change the script on the Novell Server.

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by Matthew Yurksaitis In reply to Multiple Fake Network Dri ...

From the symptoms the issue sounds more like a resource constraint/limitation. The users who have every drive letter used most likely have a number of programs running & taking up memory as well as a number of competing start-up scripts or executeables lauching at the same time This may explain why they scripts lauch & remap when you manually open My Computer, and also why some of them drop. It may be time for an O/S tuneup and registry clean-up - this may take care of the issue with drive removal. Also, in regards to drive removal are all the mapped drives from windows servers or are some from Novell servers? For drives mapped from Novell servers you will need to use the Novell Client to unmap or change the script on the Novell Server.

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by Matthew Yurksaitis In reply to Multiple Fake Network Dri ...

From the symptoms the issue sounds more like a resource constraint/limitation. The users who have every drive letter used most likely have a number of programs running & taking up memory as well as a number of competing start-up scripts or executeables lauching at the same time This may explain why they scripts lauch & remap when you manually open My Computer, and also why some of them drop. It may be time for an O/S tuneup and registry clean-up - this may take care of the issue with drive removal. Also, in regards to drive removal are all the mapped drives from windows servers or are some from Novell servers? For drives mapped from Novell servers you will need to use the Novell Client to unmap or change the script on the Novell Server.

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