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red X's in my network places

By And_the_beat_goes_on ·
Why is it that when I go to "My Network Places" sometimes everything has a red "X". If it is a mapped drive, I just click it and the x goes away and I am connected. Also, what am I doing to cause folders to show up there, but when I click on them I see two files: target and desktop.ini.

We are still a NT 4.0 domain with more and more Win2K clients if that means anything.

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by LordInfidel In reply to red X's in my network pla ...

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - Q297684
Drive Mapping May Time Out on a Windows 2000-Based Computer
The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

SYMPTOMS
When you perform drive mapping from a Windows 2000-based client computer to either a Microsoft Windows NT or Windows 2000 network share, the drive mapping may be disconnected after 15 minutes of inactivity and Windows Explorer may display a red "X" on the icon ofthe mapped drive. However, if you attempt to access or browse the mapped drive, it reconnects quickly.
CAUSE
This behavior can occur because both Windows NT Server version 4.0 and Windows 2000 Server can drop idle connections after a specified time-out period, which by default is 15 minutes, so that server resources are not wasted on unused sessions. The connection can be re-established very quickly at a later time, if required.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this behavior, use a command to change the default time-out period on the Windows NT Server 4.0 or Windows 2000 Server: At a command prompt, type: net config server /autodisconnect:30.

The valid value range to configure this setting from a command line is from -1 through 65,535 minutes. To disable Autodisconnect, set it to -1.

NOTE: This step must not be confused with the remote access Autodisconnect parameter that is turned off if you set it to a value of zero (0).

If you set Autodisconnect to zero (0), this setting is not turned off and after a few seconds of idle time very fast disconnections can occur.

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