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Clearing paths for mapped drives

Q: Clearing paths for mapped drives

If I've mapped a drive through the network, I know i can disconnect it, but after that, I need to delete the path from the drop-down list. how do i do that?

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OK
Here is the problem

Running a peer to peer XP network at my sister's church.
8 computers in the workgroup.
Not using a domain , only a workgroup.

New Dell computer was purchased to be used as Bookkeeper Computer.

Church software files were moved from old bookkeeper computer to new one.
All other computers set up as workstations. Software runs and is installed thur mapped network drive.

The problems is that everytime we restart any workstation computers they lose the mapped drive. If you browse the network to access Bookkeeper computer you must give logon name and password to access that computer. After you log on then you can map network drive and use software.

It never work that way before the new Dell computer and always stayed mapped without logon info. I can easily access any other computer on the network with out logging on .

Church Software support says it is a network problem. But what is baffling to me is that you must use church software logon info to access the Bookkeeper computer.

Is this a logon or user account setting problem on the new Dell?

Software support told me that Bookkeeper computer had to be logged on a network administrator. I have it set to logon automatically (go to welcome screen) . I changed it in user account setting to go to windows logon screen but did not seem to help (not using a password)

Any suggestions? Help!!!!
 

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I opened my computer the other day and when I clicked "computer" to go to my mapped networks drives to my surprise there are no hard drives or mapped drives displayed anymore.

Even when I go "open" in excel for example I don't see the drives.

I tried uninstalling sp1 in hope it would fix the problem but it did not. When I go into disk management I see my hard drives.

Is there a way to fix this? I have Vista Home Premium

Thanks

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Weird issue.

I have 5 drives (of 7) on a Win 7 Pro (64) computer mapped on a Win XP (SP3) computer on my home network ... IT connects to ALL 5 ...

YET, that same Win XP computer will NOT access those same 5 drives (on the Win 7 computer) through the network (unmapped) giving the message "\\hostname\X is not accessible" (but WILL connect to the other 2 drives). All 7 drives have the same sharing and security settings ...

Baffled ... any ideas????
Log:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6141 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 102398 MB, Free - 7068 MB; D: Total - 1328393 MB, Free - 715423 MB; H: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 708331 MB; I: Total - 1430792 MB, Free - 177589 MB; J: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 2689429 MB; K: Total - 305245 MB, Free - 71967 MB; L: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 734646 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-770T-USB3
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: Mapped Drives & Drives on Network

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when i first got my computer i came up with a lofty way of partitioning my 16o gb hard drive into different sections for different purposes like media partition and a system and a possible linux/ UNIX partition. but i haven't followed my plan and my f ( 60 g's) drive is almost full and my E drive ( 50 g's ) is completely empty can i combine the drives without messing up all of my file paths? maybe if i named the new drive f it would change anything? e is completely empty though
 

A:Partitioning hard drives and file paths

Well, yes if you use a program like Partition Magic that does non-destructive partitioning you can then id the partition as F, and not have lost your paths.
 

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HDD is labeled E:, but it does work. cd/rom is labeled H:, and it does not work. USB HDD is not even recognized. How do I reset (remap?) to the default drive paths.
 

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someone help me regarding mapping drives scenario !
after we have mapped the drives from our server, as soon as we shut down our pc and open it the drives are not showing but to the other pc it is still showing..
 

A:mapped drives

Mr. Rick,

This is the details of my PC :
O.S : Windows 2000

When i start my pc it will show something like restoring your network drive but right now it is not there, everytime i switch my pc i have to mapped the drives back again... but to the other pc even if you close their pc the mapped dirves is still there.

Thanks and Regards,
Nico
 

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User connects to our network from home via VPN. How can she access her network files? I had her create a shortcut on her desktop to:

\\ipaddress of server\users\username

Once she's VPNd in and clicks this link it prompts her to authenticate but it still fails. Is there a better way for her to access her data? Can she map a drive in the same manner as she would at her workstation at the office?
 

A:VPN and mapped drives

You could try the following which can be added to a batch file to map multiple drives:

net use X: \\servername\sharename /USER:domain\username password

if you use a %1 in place of where the password should be it will prompt the user for the password - handy to avoid account lockout if your policies required a change of passwords every so often.

The batch file would then look like this

net use U: \\server1\sharename /USER:domain\username %1
net use I: \\server2\sharenam,e /USER:domain\username %1

etc. etc.

Add the server names to a LMHOSTS file and you wont need to use the IP addresses. If the server IP addresses ever change just email a new LMHOSTS file to the user and the batchfile will still work.
 

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Hello all,
I am here with a new problem again, hoping that i wil get answer as like for the earlier posts.
I am here having a lot of users who uses the mapped drives for saving the works,and i have 3 mapped drives which is common, and whichis running through the sysvol scripts, and all r working fine, now the problem is few of my users always comes with the complaint saying that their home folder ( that is the personal drive) of user is showing only the home driv not their personal one, the personal drive is like \\servername\home\username\
and the users can see only home as therir z drvie(whcih is their personal drive)and it should be showing their personal drive not the entire home drive, and it wil work when i disconnect the drive, and reconnect by mapping it, but few of my users including my boss, is not happy with that, can you please tel how can i avoid the personal drive becoming the home drive,

Thanks a lot
Please if you need more explanation i will submit it, if you can help me that will help me to work better.

Rijesh
 

A:Mapped Drives

Are you doing this thru Active Directory?
 

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Has anyone had experience with mapped drives disappearing when installing W2K SP 2? I have batch files written for users on my network defining their mapped drives, but upon installing SP2, the mapped drives all had to be mapped by hand. What gives?
 

A:Mapped Drives

Another undocumented feature!!
 

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At my office, we have a password for our workstations that changes every month. We also have mapped drives to certain folders located on the server.

Last month I had my machine completely wiped and reinstalled with a fresh install of Windows XP. At the time that I set up the mapped network drives, I want to say that I used the password that was current at our office. This month, the password has changed for all workstations, but I cannot access the mapped drives as it says "Password is Expired" I tried the current password and the password that was set at the time of setting up the Mapped Drives but they did not work. Nobody else in the office is having the same problem.

A:Mapped Drives

Right click My Computer/Disconnect Network Drives. Disconnect all Network drives. Restart workstation, log in with new password, Re-Map Network drives.

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Mapping drives, long distance (read moderately slow, lots of hops to cover 3000 miles) is a little broken. I assume it is due to debug code. When accessing files via right-click (to copy, to rename, etc.) there is a longer than usual delay, the Explorer windows starts flashing like a strobe light, and during that time you can do nothing else (well you can, but not to do with Explorer).

Is anyone else seeing this?

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We have a linux server and all the Windows 7 Pro workstations have the same mapped drives, w,x,y,z. The only problem is that the path for z is a share nested in another share, w. When we try to map z we get the message, 'Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed. Disconnect all previous connection to the server or shared resource and try again.'

How can we work around this? These drive maps mus remain the same as the server is set up by our software vendor.

A:Mapped drives

The link below talks about the problem and mentions using the IP address to access the server instead.

Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed...

Using method 1 in the link below seems to work the best.
Error message when you use user credentials to connect to a network share from a Windows-based computer: "The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password"

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I have a lab with win2000 machines and a win 2000 Server. I have a mapped drive to all the workstations. However when a user logs on they are not able to open the drive through many applications such as quark, photoshop, notepad. They are able to open the mapped folder with word or excel. When they open the mapped drive first they are able to open the drive using quark, photoshop or notepad. Does anyone know how to automatically keep that drive mapped? Is there a way to do that in group security? Thanks Jon
 

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I've been having problems keeping the drives mapped at one of my offices. I' guessing someone has modified the registry, because there is no longer the check box for reconnect at login on the mapped drive. If any one knows what this value is please let me know. I've tried using a batch file and net use to permanently map the drives but it has only worked on some of the stations. Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Mapped Drives

Are these mapped via a login script or at the workstation level.
 

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Ok, I am having a problem. I have a group policy setting that maps my network drives. I have 3 different NAS boxes; NAS1, NAS2, and NAS3. The mapping works great on all my Win 7 computers and for every user.

I have a Win 8 test machine. When I login with my AD account, only two of my mapped drives get mapped through the GPO. My AD account is in the Administrators group on the Win 8 machine. I try gpupdate but that doesn't work. I try "net use" to manually map them. Doesn't work and get a system error.

Ok, I go to the company that made my NAS thinking they don't support Win 8. They point me a Microsoft KB article with some workarounds. I follow the KB article and add the registry key and then restart.

I login again and check out Explorer to check the Network drives. Two more network drives got mapped correctly from GPO. However, I am still missing all my mapped drives from my NAS3 box.

Ok, this with where it gets weird. While logged in with my AD account I open up cmd and type "net use". I get my 4 successfully mapped drives but I'm still missing the other 6 mapped drives from NAS3. I check the event viewer and it said "Group Policy successfully ran". I right click on cmd and run as administrator. Now I type "net use" and BAM! There are all the network drives I am supposed to have mapped.

Why do I need to be elevated as administrator to see all the mapped drives? Is this a Win 8 thing or is it an issue with my NAS3 box?

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my server is a nt4.0 server and i have 35 clients.
on 1 client (win2k professional) the connections with remote drives are suddenly disconnected (this
happens over 20 times a day) with the result that the program needing a file on the p: drive says :
p:\...\....\file was not found.
Restarting the program and everything is fine again.
I reinstalled the workstation, i replaced the network card and the cabling and still have the same problem,
can anyone help me please ?
 

A:disconnected mapped drives

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Hi

I hope someone can help with this. This has stumped me. I have several workstations that have multiple drives mapped to their homeuser directory. Normally we have just H: mapped and no other network drives. Some users have all the way to Z: mapped to the same place. I go through and manually unmap them, but after a few days they reappear. There is no rhyme or reason. It doesn't happen after a reboot or anything. Not all users have this problem. I checked on tech net and microsofts knowledge base. I've tried doing the ghosted connections stuff in the registry but this did not fix it.The only thing is that it happens to more people in one area than in other areas.

Any ideas?

Thanks
 

A:Multiple mapped drives

check the log in scripts for a line like

net use * \\servername\sharename

the * will map the next available drive letter.
 

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I'll try to give as much history as I can on this:

Client complained of sluggish computer, no drivespace and MAINLY could no longer map her regular network drives on a small business LAN. She was mapping fine but computer was soooo slow she did some digging, found 'tcp.exe' eating up resources so she deleted it (she can't seem to tell me how she accomplished that). She says that after deleting/removing this file she lost connectivity to her network.

I come in and clean up a bunch of virii/trojans/malware on the machine. You folks helped me here and I removed the last bad software, restarted the machine (several times) and still no network connectivity.

With ipconfig/all I see that her machine is pointing to dummy(?) addresses:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix: (empty)
Description: Intel<R> PRO/100 Network Connection
DHCP Enabled: Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled: Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address: 169.254.163.136
Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway: (empty)
DNS Servers: (empty)

So I tried hard coding in the info instead of letting the machine obtain IP address/DNS server from the router. After hardcoding the IP, subnet, default gateway and the prim/secondary dns servers the machine could reconnect her mapped network drives BUT she still didn't have internet access.

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A:No Internet/no mapped drives....help plz

(Doing my best Gilda Radner impression)....."Neva mind"

I ended up reinstalling win2k and finally got her machine back up and running on all cylinders.

allso
 

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Hello,
Last summer we bought 120 HP Probooks 6570b running Windows 7 Pro. I been running into a issue with our mapped network drives on our server. We have these drives so that people can save their files to and take from. For whatever reason whenever you try to access the drive to either share or pull files from, it will randomly disconnect saying that it cannot find/access the "S" drive. Sometimes it takes 5 seconds to disconnect sometimes a few minutes (pretty random) but it definitely disconnects if more than a few people try pulling a file from it. None of the other laptops/workstations in the building are having this issue. These are working right off the wifi by the way and I know we have plenty of access points close enough to the laptops. So far what I have tried is this (suggested by HP support):
-Update to the most current Wifi Driver
-Update the BIOS firmware
-Went into Device Manager >Power Management Options for the wifi and unchecked "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
-Went into regedit > HKLM> system >CurrentControlSet> services > LanmanWorkstation > Parameters > and added DWORD 32bit > KeepConn for 15180. I googled this, this step supposedly tells the computer to hold its network connection for a full day. Still didn't work.
At this point I am scratching my head and HP has basically given up on helping me with this. None of our other computers regardless of how new or old are ha... Read more

A:Mapped Drives Disconnecting?

Is your problem that some PCs are losing their network connection or that they are losing the mapped drive?
 

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I have a windows 2003 server and XP machine that is mapped to the server. I have the box checked reconnnect at login and synchronize. Yet every time I reboot i have to enter username and password???
 

A:Drives not staying mapped

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I've been having this issue for awhile now at work. A lot of the employees mapped drives will magically disappear, even though they are still logged on to the domain which is windows 2008 SP2. My only solution is to reboot their PC, and in some cases rebooting several times for the mapped drive to reappear. It is quite annoying and the only literature I could find on the subject was an article about changing the fast booting for the server, which I would rather not do. I have confirmed that they are not shutting off their systems, but they are logging off. All the PCs ampped drives are set to reconnect upon login. I realize this seems pretty broad, but any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Mapped drives dropping

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mapped 2 network drives (reconnect at next logon). now when i start the computer the 2 drives show a red X on the icon. this is because Vista is initializing the drives (telling me 192.168.xxx.xxx is not accessible) BEFORE the network connection is fully up and running (i have tried both static IP and DHCP). i can open the drives once the LAN connection is established and the problem is solved ... but still annoying.

Windows Firewall is running with the default settings.

any suggestions?
 

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I’m not sure this is the place to post this but…

We have an enterprise file server (city_server) running Win2K (I know, update the OS). I have placed Microsoft Access data on a shared folder where all users map the drive as F:\.

The application tracks sewer maintenance. There are numerous factions to this FrontEnd/BackEnd operation, one of which imports new work orders from the server to connected laptops (which then go to the field for inspection; back in the office for data update). All operations work fine except for the import. If I place the BE on some other win2K server and map the drive accordingly (i.e., F:\ drive) all works perfect. Our IT people have looked at this server configuration numerous times and say it is setup identical to the others including all accounts. Yet we only see this problem when accessing data from city_server. I have tried coding the app to use a UNC path vs. mapped drive. It works better (albeit slower) but still periodically bombs.

Any ideas I can pass on would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
SKK
 

A:Error with Mapped Drives

Have they reviewed the nic card stats for errors or breaks in service. Sounds like the nic is dropping long enough to lose the drive mapping. Review the nics power settings. It should be set to never sleep.
 

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Greetings,

We have a new Dell PC with WindowsXP Professional. There seems to be a problem with two drives that are mapped not staying connected. In fact, all other 25 computer systems in the office (Win98 & 2000) are fine but sometime overnight, these two drives become disconnected from the network on the XP computer. And the computer is left on.

We have shut off the XP Firewall, but that was obviously not the problem. Any clue what would cause this? The two drives are on a Windows 2000 server domain. In fact, there are 9 mapped Novell drives also but there is no problem with them, they are always mapped.

Thanks, Joel
 

A:Mapped Drives in WinXP Pro

xp sp2 by any chance? we replaced 4 older machines with new dell pc's on a winxp pro network, and they came with xp pro w/sp2 already installed. we've had nothing but problems with the mapped drives. They disappear, or become inaccessible... we are going to uninstall sp2 on two of them and see what happens. (on the existing pc's, we never downloaded sp2... )
 

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I have a client that is running SBS2003 server and has about 17 client computers. one of the client computers is mapping a drive several times like H: is duplicating itself to I: J: K: L: M:........and so on the other drives say disconnected but you can access them very strange i tried a netuse cmd to delete them and it worked for about 1 minute then they all came back I would appreciate any help you may have.
 

A:Multiple mapped drives?

Have you checked to see if the user account of that machine has any associated scripts that run at logon?
 

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Hello, I work for a fire department and they have Desktop Authority map certain network drives when they login. For some reason, DTA will map the drives when they login, and everything works fine, but after an hour or two, they lose connectivity to that drive and are no longer able to access it. I know this is very vague, but has anyone had this problem?
BTW, I just recently upgraded from NT 4.0 to Server 2003 Standard, and we've had tons of other little problems with permissions and the like. Is this the cause of the dissapearing drives?
Thanks,
Phillip
 

A:XP losing Mapped Drives

:bump:
 

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I have setup a wireless network between two computers in my office and have installed some software that will automatically backup folders on each of the two computers.

It works by backing up certain folders on computer 1 to the hard disk on computer 2 and vice versa.

I also have a program installed on both computers that uses the data on computer 1.

To simplify the process of locating the data on my network I have created virtual drives using the Map Network Drives function in Windows. However; if I start up my computer and open these programs - they can not find the drives, I have to open My Computer first and double click on the drives before the programs will read from them. I am guessing that for some reason Windows is not connecting to these drives, even though I have set them to "reconnect at logon".

Is there a way I can force the drives to work automatically at startup? Perhaps using a .BAT file or similar to automate the process of opening/closing the folders at startup so the process of using these programs is more user friendly?

Many thanks for any replies
 

A:Mapped Network Drives

Anybody at all?
 

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I am unable to edit any files on my mapped drives. I have several directories on C that I have made network shares. I have then mapped the shares to D and E on the same local computer that shares reside.

I can edit the files in their original direstories on C. I can also edit these files if I access them through the network share "Network\laptop\Projects". But, when I map this location to D: I am no longer allowed to edit the files or create new files from the new D: drive. The map looks fine and I can see all of my files. I use the following command:

net use d: "\\Vaio-Z10\C\Office Files\Projects" /Persistent:Yes

In frustation, I provided share access to EVERYONE, Full Control, and Security access to EVERYONE, Full Control. I even made sure that I took ownership of all files and directories in the directories that I am accessing. I took ownership with the network login account that I log into the laptop with (DOMAIN\Tom). I consistently get the following error message when I try to create a new directory through the D drive:

"You need permission to perform that action."

If I try to rename a file from the D drive i get the following error message:

"You need permission to perform that action. You need permission from DOMAIN\Tom to make changes to that file.

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A:Mapped Drives Not Accessible

As an update to my previous post, I have found out that if I use the Tools/Map Network Drive/ command from the toolbar then I can get access to my files correctly, but if I use the "net use" command in a batch file then I dont have any write or modify access to the files.

We use the "net use" command on all of our other computers and is works fine. I am not sure why it wont work on this one. I need to the the net use command because i am constantly moving the directories that D through H are pointing to and I dont want to have to manually do it through the menu bar each time.

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I have installed several new Windows XP Professional computers in our office they are all networked to a server. I have mapped drives to the server to that each computer needs access to. The problem is it takes so long to access. You may wait 15 minutes after you click on the drive. Any idea what could be the problem?
 

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XP Pro 64 bit on domain...

When building a new comptuer for a user...and logged in as that user...we normally map a drive as "different user"... which allows us techs access to the drive we need...

Works fine, until we reboot...

When we try to open the mapped drive, we get an error...

Z:\ is not accessible
Access Denied

We have to "disconnect" that drive then remap the drive...

Any other mapped drives., whether by hard mapping or by script work fine...these are mapped drives for the user...

We do not have this issue with XP 32 bit...

Anyone know a fix for this...???

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Over time all of my drive letters are being mapped to a network drive by itself.  I have researched this and many people have the same issue but there has been no fix.  Please help!

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I've set up a dual boot with XP and 7. My mapped drives work fine under XP but on 7 they fail to reconnect at startup. I have made sure I ticked "Reconnect at startup" and I have switched on "Always wait for network at computer start up and logon" in Group Policies but still no good. Any suggestions?

A:Mapped Drives not Connecting

Did you move to Canberra recently? My commiserations

It would be useful to figure out whether the Win7 box is trying to reconnect and failing, or whether it's not trying at all. The most direct way to do that would be to run a packet trace (www.wireshark.org) on the XP target (harder to do it on Win7 while it's logging on), and then analyse the resultant trace to establish whether an attempt is being made to reconnect.

If the Win7 box is trying and failing, that's relatively easy to troubleshoot because the trace should reveal the nature of the failure. Otherwise, if there's no attempt at all, it becomes necessary to enable additional ("userenv") logging, and as of Vista they've made that a real PITA.

If you do end up generating a trace (it's very simple - like a tape recorder) and you'd like some assistance doing the analysis, just ask.

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Hello,

I have a feeling this may be a really stupid question, with a really simple answer. I've searched and searched and searched for an answer to no avail, and have finally resorted to asking for help...

So here's my question. An EU has a mapped drive that they reconnect at each login, and is challenged to provide their credentials. After authenticating, an explorer window pops up displaying the contents of the mapped drive. They get upset that they have to click the X button. They ask me to fix it. I tell them to deal with it. They tell me they can't. I laugh at them. They tell me they're not kidding. I come here and ask: Is there any way to suppress the explorer window that pops up when you mount a drive? I could have sworn I saw either a registry key, or and entry in group policy.

So.... any ideas? I know I'm going to kick myself when I hear the solution, but hey... at least my EU will have one less mouse click each day... lucky them.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:mapped drives on startup

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My boss just bought 5 new Dell Dimension 2350 with XP home ed and wanted me to put them on the network. I've set them up and they can see the network fine, but when i map a drive and reboot the machine, the drives will not reconnect. I chose the options to reconnect but it still does not work.

Am I doing something wrong or is there something i can do to make sure it reconnects after a reboot?
 

A:mapped drives not reconnecting in XP

I've seen this happen, and haven't figured out why. Instead of wasting my time on the problem, I simply worked around it. In your startup folder, just make a new Batch file (.bat) with lines like:

net use s: \\server\shared
 

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I just changed my MoBo and then upgraded to Windows XP SP2. Everything is fine except My USB drives and Memory cards in the USB reader do not show up mapped in Explorer. They do show up in Computer Management. I can even assign drive letter there. But they will not show up in Eplorer even after I assign the drive letters.

CD ROM and Hard disks all show up. Sandisk media player shows up too. But not USB drives. I have seen several threads with similar issues.

I have tried the following.

TweakUI, to see if drive letters are missing.
I have asssigned letters to the USB drive and rebooted.
I have checked for any mapped drives to a network device. I have no mapped drives.

Is this a security thing with SP2??
Any other suggestions?

I can copy files back and forth by going through Manage from "My Computer" but not explorer.

Thanks in Advance
 

A:XP SP2 USB drives not mapped in explorer

By the way,

After I map the drive from "Computer Management" I can access it from the command prompt with dir h: or whatever I map the USB drive as.

It still does not show up in Explorer. I think this is an explorer issue only.
 

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Hi,

I'm running Server 2003 with a few applications on it that are accessed from two ethernet wired computers and two connecting with remote desktop (running XP and Vista). I want to change the log on p/w to the user account where these apps are running on Server 2003. I tried it last night and then tried to access from one of the ethernet computers and it said it wasn't accessible. I guess these connections are mapped (I didn't set it up).

Do I need to go and delete the connections off of each computer and remap a network drive? Or is there an easier way for me to do this.

Thanks!
 

A:Mapped network drives and p/w

I'm not quite sure what you mean ...

You changed the program log in password? That should be as simple as changing the log in details on both PC's within the program they are running, right?

It doesn't sound like anything else has changed on the physical network (IP address of server/hostname/etc).
 

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Hi all, I apologise if this question has been beaten to a pulp, I just want a 'once and for all' answer. After many google searches, I have yet to find one.

I have a windows 7 pc that is part of an office network along with about 5 other machines. They are all supposed to connect to a server via network mapping of the server's shared folder. (In this case the mapping is Z:\\pi-server\data and the server is running 2008 R2 on a workgroup). Upon reboot, all systems but one will remap to this drive with no problem.

The one machine will always boot up with the message 'Windows could not reconnect network drives' The mapping is showing in windows explorer but there is a red 'x' icon showing the connection is lost. When I click on it, it prompts for windows credentials, which I enter and then it remaps with no problems. However upon next boot the same thing happens again. No matter what I try I cannot get the system to retain the credentials.

What I have tried so far:

1. Ensuring that there is a match of user names and passwords on the server and workstation.
2. Deleting the mapping and re-adding it.
3. Running a batch file to delay the mapping in order for windows to finish connecting the network first.

I would like to be able to browse to the network folder via network discovery through the workgroup but this particular machine does not have the server show up in the network listing (all other machines do show the server). Plus when pinging the server, it insists on res... Read more

A:Cannot reconnect mapped drives

This seems to be an ongoing issue with Windows 7 machines and there are many TechNet threads that talk about the issue, many of those threads have working solutions for the problem but it's hard to say which solution would be best in your particular case.

Windows 7 Pro PC&#39;s won&#39;t automatically map network drives at reboot

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We have 4 computers here in our office, that all run XP. The main system runs our accoutnign software, Peachtree, and has a mapped drive, P, that we all use to acces the data files. Recently, the main system got infected with XP Antivirus 2008, and we lost power to our building over the weekend. coming in, the Pc BSOd with winlogin.exe error. I did a repair installation of XP, then deleted the AV2008 with Malwarebytes program. I then rebooted, and reinstalled SP3. The other 3 computers now, get an access is denied error when trying to connect to the mapped drive on the main computer. I have looked at permissions, and given full access to everyone, and actually removed and reinstalled Peachtee to get this to work. Still not working, and the Dell tech( thats what Pc we have) was stumped and was lookign up stuff while I was on phone with him on the Technect site for MS. Any idead what could fix this, or do I need to do a complete resintall from scratch?
 

A:Help with mapped drives and XP AV 2008

Hey I was a Dell tech once, but I haven't told many that!

Try this:

Check the Shell value for Winlogon in your registry. Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
should show:

Shell REG_SZ explorer.exe

Or download this tool: http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/XP_FixLogon.zip
This utility checks for the correct GINA value in the Registry and will allow you to restore it, if its incorrect.
 

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Hello,
I have looked through the forums trying to find a resolution to the issue I have.
We have 4 drives mapped using group policy preferences. One of these is filtered to a user group, the others have no filtering.
One of these drives are the users home drive. This drive is available offline & has redirection set. The other 3 drives file servers have offline availability off.
When logged in to the domain all 4 drive are available.
If I put the laptop into sleep the drives are available when offline, but with a x through it until I connect via vpn.
If the laptop is shut down & user logs in only the home drive is available, the other 3 drives are not even there with a x through them.
As we are trying to move away from a vb script that maps the drives on XP (where the drives were always listed), the users do not know what they should be having mapped. Users just say they no longer have P or R drives.
I do not want to be setting the drives to make files available offline, this is the majority of the recommendations on other forums.
Thanks
Matt

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Hello, not sure if this is the right forum
I have a new windows 7 pro pc and want to connect it to one of the server drives.
The server is Windows server 2012 R2
I can only connect to the server drives by IP address.
If I try and connect by server name I get a 0x80070035 error.
The other pcs I can connect to the server via the server name but not this new Acer.
I turned off the firewall and antivirus
Any suggestions would be appreciated
Thanks

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we have a user who has some mapped drives that are having problems. when you try to do something that connects to the network drives it times out. this doesn't happen when you first turn on the PC. after a little bit if you, for instance, go to attach an email on a network drive it takes at least 5 minutes to "reconnect" to the mapped drive. if you try to open the mapped drive from my computer or windows explorer you'll time out. i'm certain it's not the network because a user with the same type of computer is not having this problem. that's why i think it's an xp issue. any ideas???
 

A:problem with mapped drives...

What server OS are you attatching to? If you're running file and print services for Netware, then try going here for the reason and a fix (update your XP to service pack 1)
Even if you're NOT running fpnw, it's probably a good idea to install the service pack...
 

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i asked this at MS newsgroups, but no one replied or helped.

we are setup on a winNT domain at this location, and this
is how our computers are communcating with the server.
the client machines are win98SE. we also have netware
installed to talk to some servers at a different location
in another state.

we just got some new win2000 SP-2 clients. and i set them
up onto the network. i map some drives to folders in our
local server, and thats ok.

but, i map some drives to folders that are located on
another server at the other location (in another state
that communicates with netware), and it asks me for a
password. well, i input username and passwords in when it
asks and it goes through and everything is fine. but if i
logoff, restart the computer, or wait some time between
accessing the drives or files off the drive, it keeps
asking for the username and password.

how do i get it to stop asking for it, and to just keep
remembering the username and password? in the win98SE
clients, once i input the username and password, it would
remember it even if it got rebooted, or whatever?

so how do i get this to work?
 

A:networked mapped drives asking for pw

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On my Win 7 system, I have mapped 4 drives to a XP system using the "net use" command. They are mapped correctly as p,q,s,t on the Windows 7 system. They show up in the "Power Desk" app which is a file manager utility program. The mapped drives work correctly in that program.

However, they don't show up in explorer on the windows 7 system. All other drives are shown, but not the mapped drives. Also, if I bring up the file open dialog box from an app like notepad, they don't show up either.

On another Win 7 system, I can map the drives exactly the same way and they do show up in explorer. It must be a setting that is different on the Win 7 system that does not work.

Any ideas?

A:Can't see mapped drives in explorer

Update....

The drives that I originally mapped were mapped with a .bat file containing 4 "net use" statements.
They don't show up in the explorer windows. However, if I map a drive using the windows explorer "map network drive" dialog box, it does show up.

Also, when I bring up the "map network drive" dialog box, all the drive letters that I used in the .bat files show up as available. So that changes the question to:

If I have mapped drive using a .bat file with "net use" commands, how do I get windows to "see" them? They are clearly mapped in the system. I can do a "dir q:" from the command line and see the drive perfectly.

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I'm running a Win2K pro client on a NT network. I have 3 drives mapped to various NT servers. Although i have re-connect at log-on selected, whenever i re-start or re-logon the drives show as disconnected. 95% of the time i just have to browse the disconnected drive and it re-connects but it's a hassle to have to browse the drives first in order to use certain network apps. Suggestions?
 

A:Win2k mapped network drives

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On serveral machines on our network (Win98 and XP) we just recently began to have problems with mapped network drives disconnecting after a undetermined amount of time. Once these drives are disconnected, the users still have access to the network and needed resources through network neighborhood -but not through the mapped drives. Only when the users reruns the login script or logs off and logs back on does the mapped network drives reconnect. Please, Please help. I need as many suggestions as possible.
 

A:Mapped network drives disconnect

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I have a problem with mapped network drives disconnecting.
I run Win7 Pro connecting to Win Server 2003. Reboot and the drives are there. After a while a red cross appears against them in Explorer. I can usually see the contents, but running a program that requires those resources fails.
The only way I can reconnect is to reboot, but then the red cross appears again after a while.
I've updated the LAN driver and even tried setting the registry key MaxNonpagedMemoryUsage to 0xFFFFFFFF as recommended in the only comment on the subject I've been able to find.
I'd really appreciate some help here as I don't want to go back to XP!
Thanks to anyone with ideas.......

A:Mapped network drives are lost

I have the same problem although it seems to be limited to one particular server running Windows Server 2003. I have 5 PC's out of 50 that are running Windows 7 professional, all the rest are running XP Pro and all in the same domain. Only the Win 7 pc's have this random problem of the mapped drives and printers (also shared from that server) disconnecting.

I've also tried adding the value to the registery to see if it helps but too soon to tell yet.

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We have a Win2K domain with several file servers. We have been using Win2K Pro as our standard client with no problems. However, we have added a couple WinXP Pro machines and after a few minutes (15-30) they ALL lose connection to their mapped drives. In addition they don't allow us to reconnect the drives without logging off and logging back in.

Any help you can provide would be very appreciated.

-Jerod
 

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Well, not exactly. I have NAS drives and mapped them just like I did on my Windows 7 laptop. It all works fine and the NAS drives show up just fine in network link too. Everything is Ethernet connected. But I see anomalies. If I reboot my machine, or even turn it off and switch it back on fairly soon after then I occasionally get a message about one of the drives being unable to connect. So I then go to 'this pc' and see a Red Cross through one of the drives. If I double click it then it either connects instantly or I will get the green bar filling for about 20-30 secs before it connects. I only have to do it once as after that access is instant every time I go to it. Now this doesn't happen all the time and it never happens if I turn the machine off and start it up after leaving it alone for an extended period. It just seems to be more likely after doing a restart or turning back on within minutes of it last being on.

but I do also notice that when I am in outlook and someone sends me a file (such as jpg pic) that I want to save to my NAS drives. I will click the attachment and select ' save as' and navigate to one of the NAS drives and it will not browse its contents straight away, you can kind of see it trying to open up and eventually after a few seconds it suddenly responds. And again it only occurs once, subsequent navigations all react instantly , for example I go into a second attachment to save down. It's hard to explain but I am inclined to think Windows 10 is just... Read more

A:Unable to connect to mapped drives

10 is not buggy. Just that you have to treat it like a new car, and not go overboard on making a bunch of huge changes, that can cause any OS to break.

Unless you are physically running Windows 10, there is really nothing that we cannot answer, that has already been stated in various threads on this site. If you are having issues with Windows 7, I suggest that you go to sevenforums.com.

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Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 7 32 Bit

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise box that when started will only create 2 of 3 mapped network drives. This does not happen every time either, just about 2-3 days of the 5 day work week. 2 of the drives are mapped via a script, while the 1 drive that is the problem child is set through the Properties-->Profile-->Home Folder of the user on our AD box. We have set the drop down letter to H and verified the path. It is correct, as it works some days.

Any ideas what may cause this?

Thank you in advance for your time.

Stumbling

A:1 of 3 Mapped Network Drives not showing up

  
Quote: Originally Posted by StumblingMyWay


Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 7 32 Bit

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise box that when started will only create 2 of 3 mapped network drives. This does not happen every time either, just about 2-3 days of the 5 day work week. 2 of the drives are mapped via a script, while the 1 drive that is the problem child is set through the Properties-->Profile-->Home Folder of the user on our AD box. We have set the drop down letter to H and verified the path. It is correct, as it works some days.

Any ideas what may cause this?

Thank you in advance for your time.

Stumbling


Why bother mapping a drive via a script??? What was there some special reason you did it that way? Seems waaaay more difficult that it has to be...

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I have a medium sized network running. We are currently migrating and updating our shared folder systems. The old system is running Win 2k8 R2 and still has the old mapped drives running what we haven't migrated. The new shared folders are on a new server Win 2012 R2 with a different folder structure and everything. Half the computers in the building run Win 7 Pro and the other half Win 10 Pro. Here is my issue. On every single Win 10 computer every drive maps and can be accessed normally, however the new shared drive DOES NOT map to any Win 7 machine. I created a Hyper V win 7 machine and on my Win 10 machine I have all my folders however when I log into that Win 7 machine only the home drives(located on the new share server) and the old shared drives seem to map. I have switched the Drive Maps to Update Create Replace, I have checked all permissions even though it seems not permission related as I can get to it on any win 10 machine. Any advice?

A:GPO Mapped network Drives mapping in Win 10 but not Win 7

Traced it through logs it appears to be a script failure from GPO saying it cannot find the specified file. Also appears to be giving Access denied when trying to manually map and doesnt map home drives or the shared drive to the win 2k8 server but it does to the win 2k12 server

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Can someone please provide a .bat file that will copy network shares on old computer and another .bat file to map those drives on new computer?

Thank you
Erik

A:.bat for migrating mapped network drives?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by erik2282


Can someone please provide a .bat file that will copy network shares on old computer and another .bat file to map those drives on new computer?

Thank you
Erik


Not sure if I'm understanding you correctly, but if you have a set of mapped drives on "old" computer and you want the same mapped drives on "new" computer you can do this by exporting the registry key

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\NETWORK

Which is where the mapped drive info is stored.

You can copy the exported reg file via USB to the new computer and import it by double clicking the reg file.

However, if you mean that you have a bunch of shares on "old" computer and you want to translate those to the corresponding map drive statements, that's a bit more complex.

Shares are stored in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Controlset001\Services\LanmanServer

But to create such a bat file, you need also to extract the PC name (because it is required as the first part of the NET USE statement.

If this is the scenario you are looking at how many shares are there to be exported? If only a few, it would be far quicker to just map them on the new computer.

Just my two cents worth

Tanya

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I use a current model PC running Windows 7 32 bit.  For the last couple of months one of my network mapped drives (U) to the 2003 Server duplicates itself (V, Z, etc.).  Each day, sometimes several times a day, it replicates itself, I "disconnect"
from the drive(s), but they just reappear the next time I use Windows Explorer, or from any application, choose "open".  I find that no specific event does this, however, I have multiple windows open most of the time, communicate to at least 3 servers many
times throughout the day.   I am also Network Administrator so may have multiple remote desktop sessions with servers and/or users.  Can anyone direct me on how to stop the replication?  Please, and thank you

A:Multiple mapped network drives

Hi,
You may try the Clean Boot to determine if the 3rd party software cause this issue.
Also, check the OU which the policy applied on and the Task Schedule.
Otherwise, to logon with the local user for a test.Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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I have several server drives mapped to my Surface Pro 3 tablet, and from time to time they disappear from Windows Explorer and XYplorer (an Explorer replacement). They are still there and mapped, as Net Use shows them mapped properly. But to get them tho show up in either Explorer or XYplorer, I have to physically remap them (right click: Map Network Drive...) and when I do so they already show up with the proper drive connection but won't appear unless I finish the remapping. XYplorer has a tool to reconnect all network drives, but nothing happens there.

Any ideas where the disconnect is?
Thanks, DaveD

A:Mapped drives not showing up on Explorer

If you use net use from an elevated command prompt (run as Administrator) you'll not see them in explorer.

You need to define them not a normal (non elevated) command prompt.

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I have some drives being mapped in a logon script that is set up on my domain account on a Windows 2003 server system. They map fine under Windows XP, however I have just set up a new Windows 7 system to begin testing and logged on with the same account, but the drives are not mapped. So I am guessing the logon script is not running, but I'm not sure. I searched the web for this issue and others are having it, but there were no definite answers that I could find. Surely someone else has come across some information on this issue.

Thanks. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

A:Mapped drives not showing on Windows 7

win 7 box added to the domain?
in the same OU as the xp box?

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Hi All

Hope you can help.

I want to know if there is anyway to find out if a network shared drive (showing within 'My Computer') is manually connected/mapped. (btw we are using a AD - GPO & Desktop Authority)

I don't want to disconnect all the drives and then log the user off as i want to see if there is a simpler way to check this.

A:Manually mapped network drives

you could alwasy open a command prompt and try the "net use: command

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I was battling why one machine was connecting to mapped drives correctly on
reboot and someone else was not.

Turns out if you use control userpasswords2 to turn on auto-login, then the network drives
appear as disconnected on reboot.

Turned off auto-login and it worked fine.

Now this is an automated system that has to auto-login in case of a power outage.

Any ideas on how to force the mapped drives to work when autologin is on?

Should mention this is a:

Microsoft Windows XP
Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

On a Pent E5700 3G RAM system in case that matters.

Thanks

Ian
 

A:AutoLogin Kills Mapped Drives

So no know has a script or something that can be run at the Auto_login to force the Network drives to connect? Again, this is not a problem for the people that are presented with a login, but if it auto-logins then the drives to not auto connect to the network drives. On unix, you can "touch" the drive in a script. Is there something like that on WinXP?

IH
 

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I have a Dell Latitude D610. When I am on my company network it runs fine but when I go home and login to use it. The system goes real slow like its trying to get to the mapped drives that are not there. What could be causing this? I am loggin in using cached credentials. Thanks

A:Mapped drives offline question

You basically answered your own question. It is still looking for your domain resources. Is this a company or personal laptop? Maybe use a different login for home use. You can also have your IT manager at work set it up so it doesn't look for resources when using cached credentials (if this is even possible)

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Ok, at work we have a small peer to peer network, Server running Win2000 Server and Clients running 2K Pro. Now all of a sudden when I log onto my workstation and windows trys to reconnect to the mapped drive it says, that I have entered the incorrect password. and asks me for a different one.

It happens on all the workstations, and it was working fine at the begining of the week.

But if I go to Network Places and connect to the server, and enter the username and password, then go back to My computer and double click on the mapped drive it connects just fine.

I guess I just dont understand why it wants a password now when all through the last year we havent needed to. I cant think of anything thats been changed.

And Sadly Me and this other guy are the IT people and we only have a limited knowledge base. Our boss is cheap.

Thanks
 

A:Incorrect Password for Mapped Drives

Ok, I think I found a fix, I just added all the users to the server, and everybody seems to be connecting again. But give me acouple of days to see what happens
 

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Hello,
I have a Win2k server holding a shared folder. I have multiple Win98 workstations mapped to that share. The workstations, however, are randomly disconnecting from the share. They are configured to reconnect at logon, and there are no issues with connectivity to the server (that I am currently aware of as the workstations are able to logon to domain). When one workstation disconnects the network drive mapping, it is seemingly affecting those workstations in close proximity, and those workstations are disconnecting as well.

The issue is random. It is not consistent as to time, or actual physical workstation.

I am running out of ideas as to what might be causing this issue.

Please help!

______________
JB
 

A:mapped drives randomly disconnect

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Hello, quick question, is it possible to view mapped drives from a remote machine? For example...

I know that on my pc I can do "Net use > drives.txt" and this will export all the mapped network drives I've got to a text files, is this possible to do on a remote pc on the same domain?

Hopefully so!

Thanks
 

A:How to view mapped drives on a remote pc

Look at Pstools. Specifically Psexec.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896649.aspx
Not sure if it will work or not but it is worth a try.
 

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Hi,

I have a network that has one Windows 2000 server and twelve workstations. All work stations are running 2000 Pro except one, it's running XP Pro. The problem I'm having is with the XP workstation. You log onto the server fine and connects all of the networked drives. The problem arises when the work station sits idle for more then a couple of hours and you try to access the networked drives it says the connection has been lost and it will not let you access them. The only way to get access to them is to either log off and then back on or just reboot and log back in. With the 2000 Pro work stations their isn't any problems so I know my settings on the server are fine. Any help or ideas would be appreciated.

A:Lost mapped network drives

I do not know if you ever got a resolution on this. Here is what I did on the server I work on.
Users (win XP Pro) were being disconnected from server and were not able to connect to the network drives
Server (Win 2000 Server) also was not able to access the network drives, but it was able to access the shared folders (but not as network drives).

I just restarted the server and that restarted the services and users were able to start working again. Yet this is not the solution.

On the server, a RAS (Remote Access Service) had been configured and the server was creating IP Addresses leases to itself, mutiple ip addresses and all to the single server. The way that RAS service was stopped is to just go to services and disable remote serivice, so as not to start again after rebooting the server. It seemed to have worked just fine.

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I connect to a windows 2000 domain at work and have drives mapped to various servers. Why is it that after some time (like 12-24 hours) the icon for these mapped drives changes to the icon with a red "x" in it, as if it had been disconnected? I can still access the drive no problem.
 

A:[SOLVED] Mapped Hard Drives

Howdy DVation...

That happens by default, to save on server resources...

See MS article 297684 ...
 

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Hi

Is there a place on your pc (in the registry?) that shows what mapped drives you have? Not from explorer or my computer ofcourse!!
For example, lets say I recreate someones Windows 2000 Profile, their mapped drives are lost and I have to remap them again!! Can I find out what mapped drives they had before?

I'm sure its shown in the registry or in a file on the pc somewhere.

Not a major problem but I would'nt mind knowing.

Pileyrei
 

A:Quick question about mapped drives

Have a look in the registry at

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Network
 

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I have 3 drives mapped to another laptop that I have. Using Windows Explorer I have no problem seeing them and connecting to them.

However, when I try to use Net Use in the Command Line (running it as Administrator) it shows their status as "Unavailable". The computer that they are mapped to is on, and again I am able to connect using Windows Explorer, but not through Net Use in Command Line.

Any ideas what's going on??

Thanks!

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XP Pro 64 bit on domain...

When building a new comptuer for a user...and logged in as that user...we normally map a drive as "different user"... which allows us techs access to the drive we need...

Works fine, until we reboot...

When we try to open the mapped drive, we get an error...

Z:\ is not accessible
Access Denied

We have to "disconnect" then remap the drive...

Any other mapped drives., whether by hard mapping or by script work fine...these are mapped drives for the user...

We do not have this issue with XP 32 bit...

Anyone know a fix for this...???

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I have problems searching users mapped homedirectorys.
Other madded directorys are OK but the homedirectory on a Windows2003 server doesn´t display the files or folders. Only files inside zipped files.
 

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Has anyone seen where a drive on a 2000 server gets mapped many times over on a 2000 machine? For example, a desktop running 2000 has drives H: through Z: mapped to a drive named 'data' on the 2000 server. As I understand it, when the desktop is turned on, those drives aren't mapped. Just a few get mapped as expected (E: through G: for example). The other ones (H: through Z become mapped to 'data' after a short period of time while using the computer. Any ideas? Does it sound like Windows is doing this (via a setting or script) or would it be more likely some client software that is running on the desktop but access data on the server?

I did do a few searches on google and this forum but did not get any good results.

Any ideas? I would greatly appreciate any help.

Thanks
 

A:Many duplicate mapped drives in 2000

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I have 3 drives mapped to another laptop that I have. Using Windows Explorer I have no problem seeing them and connecting to them.

However, when I try to use Net Use in the Command Line (running it as Administrator) it shows their status as "Unavailable". The computer that they are mapped to is on, and again I am able to connect using Windows Explorer, but not through Net Use in Command Line.

Any ideas what's going on??

Thanks!

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Hello I was wondering if anybody knows why Vista Enterprise does not map all network drives. We are using a log-in script to map the network drives. Most of them will map. The user must manually map the missing drive(s).:4

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Greetings ~ trying to find a solution to collect mapped drives to parse and use as system variables for command script file. I have approximately 250 ~ 300 test servers that are configured in different localgroups consisting of 30 ~ 40 machines per group. Updates to software (config files, test routines, etc.) are regularly required to be sent to the test systems.

Currently have batch scripts that map to each of the local systems and using Robocopy 'push' out the software updates. My problem is given the number of machines and the potential for relocations to occur w/o prior notice, I would rather have a systematic (automatic) way of updating scripts with mapped drive information. After collecting the info passing the system names (all test systems have identical shares) to be used as environment variables for use in updating command script files.

Have thought about just sending 'net use localgroup /domain' to a text file and parsing it but thought perhaps someone out there might have a 'better' solution.

Understand that WSH would probably be a better route but time and resources (and knowledge of WSH) prohibit this at right now. Have a deadline to meet ~

Any thoughts and input would be greatly appreciated.

Regards ~ kevin
 

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I'm running a Win98 peer-to-peer with each machine having a couple of mapped drives. The problem is users answering "no" to the "reconnect" question if the mapped computer is not turned on. Can this question be bypassed so that it will always reconnect?
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Always Log-On to Mapped Drives

Greetings

You could jury-rig a logon script to run each time a user logs on, to reconnect all drives.

This is how I would implement it:<ol>
[*] Create a .BAT file (called logon.bat) that will connect all the drives to the correct shares that looks like so:
_____________________________________________
echo off
net use f: /d
net use p: /d
net use x: /d

net use f: \\secretary\docs
net use p: \\service\installs
net use x: \\mail\mailboxes
_____________________________________________

What this does is it deletes all the mappings so that it will not encounter any messages (like the "Drive already mapped. Do you want to change the mapping?" message). Then it connects the drive letters to the particular shares on the network that you want them to be connected to.

[*] Put this file in a share of it's own on your PC. (for instance \\cams\logon)

[*] Create a .BAT file (called connect.bat) on each PC with the following command:

start \\cams\logon\logon.bat

[*] Create a shortcut to connect.bat and place it in the startup folder on each PC.
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The reason you would do it this way, is so that if you need to make a change for everyone, you only need to change ONE .bat file, and not each person's .BAT file. If certain people need specific drives mapped that you do not want others to have mapped, you can put those mappings in the connect.bat file.

Hope this helps

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I have searched around and cannot seem to locate an answer for this. I have been trying to map a network shared folder to my computer and it will assign and hold until I have to reboot, then its gone. Under the same network area I have another folder that is mapped that is always there. I have the access priviledges to both folders, so I am at a loss. I am running a 32-bit Win7 Professional on a Dell Optiplex 380. I have tried both the standard "map network drive" and the "add a network drive". Again, its there and I can read and write to it, but when I reboot its gone again. Any suggentions? 

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Clients are Windows 2000 running in a Windows 2000 AD. I run a login script for each user. The logon script uses a little utility ifmember.exe to check for what security groups a user is a member of and will map appropriate drives from the file server accordingly. At the top of the log on script i delete all mapped drives (NET USE * /D /Y)first in case the user has made some manual mappings.

This all works fine except for when a user has a home drive mapping in their profile. In this case what happens is that the home drive "h" gets mapped first, and then the login script executes inside the "h" drive. The first line in the script as mentioned before deletes all mapped drives INCLUDING the "h" drive from where the script is executing. The rest of the script then ofcourse fails to execute with an "invalid working directory" error.

I can get around this problem possibly by deleting all drives manually rather then using a wildcard for all in NET USE * /D /Y except h drive. However there are a lot of drives. The whole bloody alphabet is almost in use. I do have "NET USE H: /HOME" right after the delete all line in the login script but that doesn't help.

Does anyone have any nice solutions in mind? I definitely need to have the home drive in their profile which is always mapped as drive H. Is it possible to change the startup directory so the script doesn't execute from the home directory for users who have a home driv... Read more

A:Mapped Drives and logon scripts!

solved it by adding c: right to the top of the login script which changes the working directory. I had that initially in there but just prior to the net use * /d /y command and it didn't work. Needs to be at the top of the script.

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Running Win7 Premium.

In addition to the admin user, who has all drives mapped correctly, I have a standard user for the kid. I have a drive S:\ (a partition of a drive, actually) that we have our financial stuff on (taxes, bank info, etc). I want to prevent the kid from accidentally deleting anything from this drive.

What I was thinking is removing the mapping for this drive from the Standard User.If I log into and unmap the drive from the Standard User, will the mapping still be there for the admin? Or, if there is a better way to remove the drive from the Standard User?

I don't want to create a permission that gives an "Access Denied" dialog box. I'd rather he not even know the drive exists.
 

A:Mapped drives for specific users

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Hi All,

Had a user compain about his mapped network drives showing up as disconnected every now and then when working on a slow link, although when he clicks on them he can still access it and after it appears as connected again.

Is there any way to stop this from happening?

Cheers,

Nik
 

A:Mapped Drives Keep Appearing as Disconnected

this is just part of Windows, it can be caused by a few things and happens to me on a regular basis but i just live with it.

if the computer tries to connect to the network before it has fully established a network connection then the computer will see it as disconnected as it has not been anle to connect fully, when the user clicks that network drive it sees that there is a connection and opens the drive.

its not something to really worry about,
 

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I have three obsolete mapped drives in my computer that I cannot remove.

They were mapped to shared folders on my laptop which has now been reformatted and the OS reinstalled.

When I attempt to disconnect them I get a message "The network could not be found".

Can anyone give me any ideas.

cheers
Gerry
 

A:How to remove obsolete mapped drives ?

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We have a problem.

We have a Windows 2003 server that contains files that need to be accessed by a collection of XP Pro clients. We initially set up mapped drives that connected these client computers to the server using a set of security credentials that matched user accounts on the server. These mapped drives "map" when the client logs into XP. Since the local login credentials on the client PCs don't match those on the server, we use "Connect using a different username" to use credentials residing in the Server userbase.

The problem occurs when we have to change the server passwords. After the change, the automatically mapped drives no longer have the correct passwords, so when they try to make the connection to the server, they generate a slew of login failures in the server event log, which then locks out that particular user.

I know that the real solution should be that the users should make the login username and password on their client PC match those on the server. They could also remap the drive using a corrected "different username and password" that also match the server. Unfortunately, this isn't going to happen.

In short, I want to set up a mapped drive to a share on a Windows 2003 Server that only authenticates when the user manually demands that the map happen. This mapping has to occur with a minimum of configuration on the user's end (meaning we can't have him manually setting up the mapped drive every m... Read more

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We have Win2000 Professional installed on a couple of test machines. We manually mapped some drives on them and everything seems fine for a little bit until all of a sudden in My Computer or Explorer the drives show the red x indicating that the drives no longer are connected. When we double click on the drive it opens and we can get into the resource just fine and then when we go out of it the drive is displayed normally. A little bit later, after not using the drive for a while, the red x comes up again. What's up with that?
 

A:Win2000 mapped drives question...

Greetings

That is actually quite normal. It has been happening since NT3.5. What happens is that after about 5 minutes, NT drops an idle connection. The reason for this is that if it were to keep it alive, it would need to send a RPC request to the server every few minutes to verify that the server was still up, and that the share was still shared.

Multiply that by a few connected drives, multiply that by a few hundred (or aa few thousand, depending on the size of your organistation) workstations and you get a LOAD of useless network traffic.

So NT just closes the connection down until you need it again. When you need it, it just fires up a quick RPC request, sees that the share is still there, and connects.

I geuss now all that is happening is that the icon is changing.

This would have been very helpful about a year ago when we had this problem on our network (a badly written program was timing out waiting for the drive to be reconnected).

Cheers

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sorry if you've answered this before!
PROB: I have a couple of well used shares which are mapped to S:\ and R:\ on everyone machine. The machines (WinNT 4.0 WS) keep making new mapped drives linked to the same shares as S:\ and R:\. My users are meanwhile making lovely links in all their documents and next time they logon the links no longer work because they are reference a mapped drive that NT created "in the background". This problem mostly occurs in Excel where copying a worksheet to another workbook sets up a link without the user being able to specify exactly what the links (yes you can change them but its....tedious). So does anyone know why NT creates drives now and again (only to linked to shares that are already mapped) and is there a way of stopping it.

Jochem
 

A:{Advice Offered} - NT Mapped Drives

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Multiple mapped home directory drives show up for a number of our workstations users
through-out the course of the day. I really dont know what the problem could be. Any help would be appreciated. This is a NT network.
 

A:MULTIPLE MAPPED DRIVES SHOW UP

Do they show up at login or do they show up dynamically during the work process? Are you mapping drives through a login script? My first try would be from a command prompt run "NET USE * /DELETE" to delete all mapped network drives. Reboot or at the minimum log off and log back in and see what happens.
 

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I have several XP SP3 clients in an SBS 2003 domain who need access to a certain shared folder on the network. This folder has been mapped (on the clients) as a network drive and when mapped, the clients can browse, create, modify and delete from the location.

After a few days, the clients will lose connection to the folder. The network drive icon will disappear from the "My Computer" file explorer browser altogether and has to be remapped to regain access.

I have tried running the following command on the server as per Microsoft KB article on this issue but there has been no change in the issue.

net config server /autodisconnect:-1

According to MS, this command should disable the auto-disconnect function and prevent the server from disconnecting any mapped drives.

The clients all have other mapped drives which do not disconnect at all.

The users who need access to this location have a batch file specified in their AD account, logon script field. This file is located here: \\<server>\Windows\sysvol\domain\scripts

The script is as follows:
net use S: /d /y
net use S: \\<server>\sales database

Despite all of this, the location persists in disappearing!

Can anyone shed any light on this issue please?

Thanks in advance.

A:Periodic Loss of Mapped Drives

I think I may have found the answer:

Instead of \\<server>\Sales Database I have used "\\<server>\Sales Database"

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It has been a longstanding (if anything in Windows 8 can be considered longstanding at this point :P ) issue in Windows 8 that local admin users don't retain mapped network drives that are... dictated (lack of a better word) by GP.

more info: Group Policy Preferences Drive Maps Not Working in Windows 8 RTM When "Reconnect" Option is Active

Apparently you could get around this by manually mapping them and un-checking "reconnect at sign-in" but this opens up some other potential problems.

However at work today after a round of updates (released on the 12th).... there were my mapped drives! And I hadn't previously manually mapped them (I just had crappy shortcuts to the folders on my desktop). All 3 of em.

Anyhow, for anyone experiencing this issue, I am tentatively confirming that MS has released a fix for this over Windows Update, although I can't tell you the exact KB that hits it.

In the future, when my IT beard is long and over beers with the newbie in the office, I'll be like "I was there man. The day the drives mapped."
edit: Seems to KB2795944 that does it

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Hello everybody,
 
I am new to this site but looking forward to taking advantage of a great resource.
 
I'd like to ask about the behavior of a ransom-ware type virus that recently infected my network.  We recently had a situation where the virus encryption files were discovered on a mapped network drive and in the process of encrypting.  Analysis showed ownership of the dropped files to be a user workstation.  The workstation was taken offline and the server files restored from backup.  All good.  However, I expected the users PC to be encrypted and unusable.  This was not the case, no ransom-ware splash page etc.  Additional analysis showed the files were dropped on the PC 47 days before they began encryption on the mapped drives.
 
Any thoughts?  Thanks.

A:Ransomware-propagation to mapped drives

Greetings,
Since this forum is for the removal of malware I would suggest you pose your question here. They may be better equipped to give you some assistance.

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Hello,

I have several network drives. I am on a laptop and whenever I disconnect from my dock (wired connection) it automatically closes any open folders connected to a network drive...

My wireless kicks in a few seconds later, and I have to go through the trouble reopening them all!

Is there a registry setting I can set to prevent this?

One more question:

If I turn the PC on outside of work, it doesn't connect these drives, and thus will prevent them from showing even when I go in and connect to the network. I have to connect them MANUALLY every time.

Is there an easy solution, such as a script I can run from my quick launch that will reconnect all of them?

Thanks!!!!
Seth B

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I have 2 computers, desktop and laptop. Desktop Drives are mapped to the laptop and visa versa. When I restart the desktop it automatically reconnects the laptop drive(if it is on). When I restart the laptop I have to go to Computer, the drives are shown but I have to connect with my password. I have checked the block to remember my credentials.

I think it must be something simple but can't come up with anything, Any help is appreciated.

A:Mapped drives won't reconnect on restart

Windows Live Essentials can cause this problem.

Uninstalling the "Windows Live ID Login Assistant" has fixed this issue in the past.

You can find it in your programs list in the control panel.

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Hi
I have a problem with a Windows 7 Pro PC in SBS2K11 domain.
After some time the PC looses all mapped drives in "Computer", but I can see the mapped drives via Explorer
Via Network connection I can see everything and I can open files etc.

If I make a restart of the PC the mapped drives are back again in "Computer"
In Event log there are no errors
We have updated firmware og drivers
A hint would be nice
Best Reagrds


John B

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I have a laptop running Windows 8.1 with Update 1. I have drives mapped to my Windows Home Server 2011 and to my Windows 7 desktop PC. But each time I reboot the laptop it drops the mapped drives and I have to try and map them all over again. I say "try" because most times I have to go back to my other PCs and unshare and then reshare the drives for them to be seen again in Windows 8. Then I can map them again but only until the next reboot.

Same goes for the Windows Home Server 2011 Connector software. Windows 8.1 drops the connection after a reboot and the Connector software must be reinstalled EACH TIME to connect with my server.

I have the SAME user name and password on ALL machines. I have tried mapping the drives with just the username and password as well as with the remote PC name\username combo but that doesn't work either. Finally I have set my shared drives/folders to have read/write access to ALL users. Again, no luck unless I unshare and reshare.

A:Why does Win 8.1 keep dropping mapped network drives?

No one knows why 8.x.x does it. There is nothing out of Redmond what is going on. As to why network mapped drives do not reconnect. Doubtful that MS will ever fix it.

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I have recently recieved a bunch of *free* very small (128mb) flash drives. They come preloaded with advertisements in some cases and wierd programs in others that winXP is telling me not to install. Is there anyway to wipe these drives clean, reformat them or somehow "fix" them so they are more usable?
Thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:Clearing Preloaded Fash Drives

easy. Either manually delete the files or go to disk management under computer management in the control panel and format the drives. Remember to format them in FAT32.
 

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Never had a problem with this before on Win 7, just used to click the reconnect at Login and it worked every time. Now every time I switch off I get error message can't map network drives. Are there other steps im missing in windows 8. I tried to create a BAT file to run in startup folder but i must not being doing it correctly as it's not working.

A:Mapped Drives Wont reconnect at Login

This problem has been plaguing Windows systems for a very long time now. There are countless threads at TechNet discussing this ongoing problem with no clear resolution. And you will see a bunch more threads to the right of the screen there at TechNet.

Take your pick on which fix will actually work.

Network Drive Does Not Reconnect on Logon

Windows 7 Still Not (Always) Reconnecting to Mapped Drive

Auto Reconnect Mapped Network Drive

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I'm ready to pull my hair out. Seriously. Something so simple..

Alright I have a user. I recently moved her documents folder to their domain server for backup purposes. I moved the folder to a directory I made for her on the data drive with permissions for R/W just for her. I shared the drive and mapped it to her PC. I right clicked on the mapped drive and clicked always available offline. Took like 5 minutes for the process to complete (she's got a lot of stuff..) I also added the mapped drive to the documents library. I also moved the documents location to the mapped drive. Simple right?

Windows search turns up absolutely nothing I search for. I went into the server (SBS2003) and installed the indexing service too. Added the entire data drive to it. Still nothing. I'm stumped and this lady is getting extremely irritated.

Does anyone know something I might be missing here?

A:Windows 8.1 search in mapped drives not working..

Read here, especially the first Tip: Search in Windows 8

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