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I have one legacy client running Windows 98 SE.  Plans are to replace this client with a new XP Pro based system in the next quarter.

In the interim, this system keeps auto disconnecting its mapped drives to the 2K3 server.  I have changed the idle timeout on the server to ffffffff, but the disconnects keep occurring.

Google turns up nothing of use...anyone here run into a similar situation/solution?

Thx,
marc
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by:adamdrayer
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How are the drives mapped originally?... please post the script if one exists.

also, you may want to look at using the "net use x: \\server1\share /persistent:yes" command line tool.
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Joseph Nyaema earned 375 total points
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On the windows 2003 server

start->run
cmd

net config server /autodisconnect:-1
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by:JackWestbrooks
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Is this User logging into the domain or connecting as guest? You may be running into an issue where the client is reconnecting periodically (which windows does) and not passing the proper security info for whatever reason. Even if you are connecting to shares that are "wide open" you are still connecting as user "guest". Newer versions of Windows, especially server products have "guest connect paranoia" and will refuse down level access for multiple "guest account" reasons, even if it was just successful a minute ago. Goto My Computer properties and set the 98 machine to log in as a domain user even if it is a fake one you create just to let this machine have access.

Have fun!
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