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Multiple Mapped Drives

By scsm463 ·
A couple of users on My NT 4.0 network have drives mapped over and over again every time they logon. The drives are specified in a logon script ie net use e: \\server\share and I make sure that the drives are not manually mapped. Any ideas?

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by dabson In reply to Multiple Mapped Drives

It sounds like you have some persistant network connections in the registries of those few machines.

Go to the PC's, logging in as the user that uses that PC and fire up your favourite registry editor. Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Network->Persistant.
Under this key will be a list of drives that are setup to map automatically when the user logs in. Click on the keys to see which network share they map to, and delete the keys you don't want starting.

Also, make sure to go to HKEY_USERS->.DEFAULT->Network and check for a Persistant key that would indicate that drives are being mapped at start up for any user that logs in at that machine.

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by scsm463 In reply to Multiple Mapped Drives

You got me close. The key was HKEY_USERS->DEFAULT->SOFTWARE->MICROSOFT->WINDOWS->WINDOWS NT->CURRENT VERSION->NETWORK->PERSISTANT->"SAVE CONNECTIONS". The key was set to yes and I changed it to no. This stopped the problem. This key is not causing other machines on the network to map drives multiple times but it did stop the issue. I may not be able to manually create a persistant drive now...I'm not sure.

Thanks

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by McCabe In reply to Multiple Mapped Drives

Open up your control panel and see if there is an index entry in "Fast Find" I had this problem and I deleted the index and the problem went away. Hope it works for you

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by scsm463 In reply to Multiple Mapped Drives

I didn't have any index entries under fast find. Thanks though.

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