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Red ? On X drive

By BorgInva ·
I have a system that has a mapped drive on the desktop. The drive works. The programs work. The icon, however, has a red ? on it. No idea why.
Any ideas?
Thanks.

David A. Parlante
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by kdrungilas In reply to Red ? On X drive

The mapped drive may be disconnected after a regular interval of inactivity, and Windows Explorer may display a red "X" on the icon of the mapped drive. However, if you try to access or browse the mapped drive, it reconnects quickly. This behavior occurs if the network share computer runs Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows Server 2003.

This behavior occurs because Windows NT Server 4.0, Windows 2000 Server, and Windows Server 2003 can drop idle connections after a specified time-out period (by default, 15 minutes) to prevent wasting server resources on unused sessions. The connection can be re-established very quickly, if required.

See Microsoft Article Q#297684 for more information.

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by BorgInva In reply to

Figures it has not happened since the postings so until it does, I have to reject these answers. Sorry.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Red ? On X drive

I always tell people to run the following line in a Command PRompt on the server that the drives map to and on the client machine:

NET CONFIG SERVER /AUTODISCONNECT:-1

The spacing (acutally, the lack of a space around the colon) is intentional and important.

This configures the autodisconnect timeout for an estimated 8000 years. I am serious on this!

hope this helps

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by BorgInva In reply to

Figures it has not happened since the postings so until it does, I have to reject these answers. Sorry.

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