Remote disconnection re-connection
Posted on 2004-11-23
I need to force a disconnection / reconnection of a mpapped drive within my environment (Which is a WAN) but do not want to have to visit every machine to do it.
Machine1 is a small desktop that acts as a login server for an application within our business. This server still runs on NT4, the client machines are all XP Pro (SP1)
I have been unable to update some records as I was unable to write to the files as the trust had been broken between the XP & NT networks. This trust is not being re-established - political reasons within the business groups :-( - I then modified the permissions on the NT box, rebooted my client PC and re tried updating records held on the server. This failed.
I then did a manual network disconnect & re-connect and re-tested and all was ok. I am therefore surmising that a reboot on a client machine with a mapped network drive set to 're-connect at log on' doesn't actually disconnect during the re-boot phase. So, does anyone out there have any suggestions on how to force a disconnection / re-connection remotely without an input from the userbase?