General discussion

Locked

"Phantom" Drive Mapping

By rwyatt365 ·
I have a Win2K desktop system. One (and only one) network drive mapping, performed by the login script, seems to "clone" itself without my doing anything. When I log in I have one network drive mapped to a particular network share. By midday I mighthave four (all mapped to the same share, but with different, sequential drive letters). If I do nothing, by the end of the day, all of my "spare" network drives are consumed with this "phantom" drive mapping. I've had this happen before with a WinNTworkstation and had no solution then, either.

Any suggestions on a solution (and the cause)?

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

3 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

"Phantom" Drive Mapping

by curlergirl In reply to "Phantom" Drive Mapping

MS keeps claiming that this problem has been solved, but it still crops up once in a while. Turn off Find Fast - that usually fixes the problem. This is actually caused by the fact that the OS is so "smart" that when it tries to find a resource that requires a mapped drive, but the drive that is mapped is not accessible, it will map another drive letter automatically. You can force it NOT to do that by changing a registry key, if turning off Find Fast doesn't work:
HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Policies/Explorer
ADD a Value: LinkResolveIgnoreLinkInfo
Data: 1

Hope this helps!

Collapse -

"Phantom" Drive Mapping

by rwyatt365 In reply to "Phantom" Drive Mapping

So far, no "phantom" mapped drives today (having turned off Find Fast). I'll give it another day, but I'd rate this a "success"

Collapse -

"Phantom" Drive Mapping

by rwyatt365 In reply to "Phantom" Drive Mapping

This question was closed by the author

Back to Windows Forum
3 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums