Random working drives appearing as "Disconnected Network Drives"

Posted on 2005-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I am the network administrator of about 90 Windows XP pro machines that log into a Windows 2000 Standard Server.  My problem is I have an ordinary log in script that connects one network drive to all of my workstations and the drive connects and works fine on all of them. On more than half of them it appears as "Disconnected Network Drive."  There is no red x through it either and it is fully accessible.  My log in script is written as follows: "net use H: \\reoc2000\programs"  I have tried adding the "/persistant:yes" phrase at the end of the command line and that just causes it not to map at all.  Although you can still see the script run when you log in.  I even tried changing the drive letter to another available letter and that didn't help either.  I am pretty sure my DNS is configured correctly.  I have even tried navagating the auto disconnect line in the registry from 15 to 30 and that hasn't helped either.  I have also made sure the slow network connection in group policy was not enabled either.  Usually the first 4 or 5 computers will log in and display the drive name correctly but after that it is randomly displayed as disconnected.  Any help would be much appreciated!  
Question by:janeferris
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    In your logon scripts first delet the drive then re-create the share, this will in effect re-establish the mapping.

    net use p: /delete
    net use p: \\servername\share


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