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Map Networked Drive Connection Lost

Posted on 2004-11-30
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have Win2K3 Member Server which i use exclusively for running small batches and processes.
I have FTP Voyager Scheduler from RhinoSoft running on it which runs many ftp jobs to upload and download info from our webserver located at our hosting provider. I have many Mapped drives to various shares on different servers on the network, by default, after 15 min of inactivity the network drives get disconnected, and my FTP jobs crash and every thing gets messed up and i have to manually clean things up, i've been running the same stuff on an NT4.0 box before migration for years and never had a problem, but on this Win2k3 box its just been issues cuz the networks drives dissconnect and i have these jobs scheduled for after hours.
I searched MS KB and goolgle and only found this reference http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;297684
it is a registery key hack, but my max time to renew is 45 days according to the article.
Is there a way to keep the network connection to the shares via mapped drives alive indefinetely, or is there a utility i can use to wake up the drives before my jobs run ?
Any priecise answer to solve this issue would be any easy 450 points.
Thanks in advance and if i have been unclear please advice.
Question by:z969307
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stevenlewis earned 1200 total points
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I used the command net config server /autodisconnect:-1 which disables autodisconnect and that stopped the remote users from loosing their Mapped Drive.

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hmm...thats it ? would this work on a Win2K3 server > ? I will try it and post results in a bit.

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abu_deep earned 150 total points
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also Check the LAN AutoDisconnect setting on the server:
LAN AutoDisconnect Win2K
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and Verify the power options on the two nics. If there are cofigured to be shut down, disable that option.

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I did check the pwr options on the nick, there are qute a few options under the advanced tab it is an Intel PRO/100+ Server Adapter (PILA8470B), it doesn't have any particular on/off power option settings, although it does have, 1-Wake on Link Settings and 2- Wake on Settings, both of them are on the default which is OS Controlled, the other options are Forced or Disabled. I didn't want to mess with this as I wasn't sure what the other two options would do.

As of now I am not sure if the solution for Steve worked cuz, my jobs did go thru but there was a drive that was disconnected, I am gonna verify that drive might not have been used in any of my batch jobs and will post.
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Glad we could help!

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