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W2k and disconnected mapped drives

By chipw ·
On our network we have a mix of NT4 and W2K servers and NT4/W2K/XP workstations (what a mess). Anyway, Quite often we see mapped drives appearing as 'disconnected network drive' on the W2K workstations. Sometimes during the same day a mapped drive will go from a proper mapping to desconnected with no apparent reason.
Any idea what's going on here?

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Try this and it will fix your problem

by Rabbit_Runner In reply to W2k and disconnected mapp ...

Microsoft has a 'time-out' period for network connections. If a mapped drive is not active, then the connection may be dropped. If that is the case, then you will need to adjust the autodisconect setting on each of the server computers. This is a registry setting but can be adjusted from the command line.

Net Config Server /autodisconnect:-1

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by chipw In reply to Try this and it will fix ...

Thanks, that's exactly the info I needed.

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W2k and disconnected map drives

by Pocono In reply to W2k and disconnected mapp ...

This is by design in win2k. When the drive isn't being accessed, it will appear as disconnected.

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