Windows 10 1809 is back... and with Mapped Network Drives Bugs!

Download the ISO from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
But wait, there's more! Just when you thought it might be safe to update:
You [may] experience the following issues in Windows 10, version 1809:

    In Windows Explorer, a red X appears on the mapped network drives.

    Mapped network drives are displayed as Unavailable when you run the net use command at a command prompt.

    In the notification area, a notification displays the following message:

Could not reconnect all network drives.
More info here:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4471218/mapped-network-drives-don-t-work-in-windows-10-version-1809

And yes, you SHOULD be using GPOs instead of legacy batch scripts to map your network drives.

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by:John
I have been using V1809 for a month now. In small clients and workgroups, I use NET USE to connect drives and always disconnected when done (shutdown script). So far no red X's on my machines.

It is Patch Tuesday today and there will be updates.  Here is hoping my stuff does not break.

Thanks for posting.
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by:Andrew Leniart
Thanks (I think!) for your post Lee. :)

Am about to perform the upgrade on my own machine now. I've endorsed your post as a thanks, but will remove the endorsement if 1809 causes me too many headaches!! lol :)

Back in a couple of hours I guess :)

Andrew
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by:John
I just upgraded this afternoon to the new public release of V1809 on both my machines here.
Now 17763.134 (and was for a month 17763.35).  

There appears to have been a correction to Windows Malicious Software removal on both machines.

So far all is well and my Workgroup NET USE connections are correct and stable. No red X marks.

I will know better tomorrow at a client.

So thus far, all is good with V1809.
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by:Andrew Leniart
Well, I'm back and now typing this on the latest build of Windows 10 v1809. I did run into a few problems, but they were minor and relatively easy to resolve. I documented (and timed using a Stopwatch) the entire upgrade experience and what happened afterwards.

I was going to include all the info in this post, but there's too much info so am about to write an article instead as I think the information I have to share may be useful to many people who might be hesitant about upgrading. Will update this Post with a link once the article has been written.

And Lee, despite the few hiccups post install, my endorsement remains. Thank you very much for your post and the heads up!

Regards, Andrew
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by:John
Both my machines had to reupdate Windows Malicious Software removal as the first attempt failed (both machines).

Otherwise, no issues. It is running fine.
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by:Andrew Leniart
Thanks for the info about your experiences John.

I had other more serious issues myself, but as I said, all now resolved. All info will be included in my article :)
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by:Andrew Leniart
As promised, the article has now been written and submitted for editing.

For anyone interested, it can be viewed and read at the following link:

Upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1809 - A documented experience of the entire process


Cheers... Andrew
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