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Win98 drop a mapped drive from NT4.0 aft

By lloyd ·
Simple lan network with one segment and running NT4.0 and nw5.0 servers.
a mapped driver from workstation (win9 to Nt4 server drop everyday after it been up for few hours, all other users are fine but me being the administrator, my boss and one more user. only 3 of us have this drop problem. we can still ping the nt server by IP and by name.
addition note: from network neighborhood we can't see the server name. we needed to use the netBIOS name in order to map the drive. also only this nt server mapped drive drop but not the netware mapped drives.
The Nt and the application are 3 months old in this 100MbT network, but we always runs IPX\SPX and TCP\IP.

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by guy In reply to Win98 drop a mapped drive ...

I have a 'workaround' suggestion. Try using shortcuts instead of mapped network drives. e.g. \\server\share. You can have these in folders or on your desktop.

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by curlergirl In reply to Win98 drop a mapped drive ...

It sounds like your NT domain authentication is not happening properly. In your Network properties dialog, make sure that your Workgroup name on the Identification tab and the domain name listed in the Client for Microsoft Network properties are exactly the same. Hope this helps!

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by ian.campbell In reply to Win98 drop a mapped drive ...

Have noticed similar events on mixed NT4 and Novell 5 network, using Novell Client 3.2/3.21. The users would report that the mapping was lost, usually after they came back from lunch. This was being caused by Windows 98's Power Saving feature shutting down the PC after xx minutes. When the user(s) moved their mouse, the PC would respond, the Novell Client would auto-reconnect to Netware sometimes throwing up the Novell Login dialogue, though NT would still be disconnected !

The solution that is implemented here is to turn off ALL PowerSaving features, except Monitor power which will not affect networking.

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