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Why do my network drive mappings have an

By scott ·
After upgrading to Windows 2000 from NT 4.0, each of the four workstations that I upgraded have an "x" on their network mapped drives. For example, the Y: drive is mapped to \\Tech\support. I can double-click on the drive in My Computer and it opens fine, but sometimes if I am accessing that drive from an application, I get an error message saying that the drive is inaccessible. I have disconnected the drive and re-mapped it, but the x comes back. Please advise.

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by JoeTech3 In reply to Why do my network drive m ...

We delete the X: drive in our logon script.

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remapping was a good first move. check the drives via unc (ie \\servername\share) and see if that works. when the drive are unaccessable, can you still ping server? get a good cable tester and check you medium (win2k seems to be less forgiving, i have cleaned up all kinds of issues by simply replacing bad cable)is the hard drive going into standby via win2k power management? make sure you keep them spinning. if you use login scripts, verify that they are running and that users have at least read access to them.

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It's called a persistent or a nonpersistent mapping. What you've got is nonpersistent drive mappings, which doesn't hurt a thing except it looks funny in the explorer. 95/98/NT/2000 all have the option of mapping either way, it's just a different way of doing it in each one. If you're doing it through the login scirpts, check your syntax on the net use (or kixtart use is the same on all OS's) and make sure it works for all OS's you've got. go to dos and do a "net use /?" and you'll see the arguments for the command. If you're doing a client side mapping, I think the change occurs under one of the Network tabs with a checkbox that says something like "Quick login...".

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by Bill Cassada In reply to Why do my network drive m ...

Seems you have some confusing advice above. Here it is in plain English: When you map a network drive in Win NT you will see an checkbox below the map (on the mapping screen itself) that says RECONNECT AT LOGON. If you check this box Windows willverify that the mapping path is available and will NOT display the little red X. If this box is not checked OR if the mapped drive is not available it will display the red X. Your situation appears as though the RECONNECT AT LOGON is not checked.Disconnect the drive (right click on drive-->disconnect) and then remap making sure the box is checked. Hope it helps!

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