Loseing Mapped network drives
Posted on 2006-04-11
I have a person who continues to lose his mapped network drives. This happens randomly it can be fine for six months or the problem can happen two times in a week. I wrote him a quick batch file using net use that maps the network drives for him. Unfortunely by the time he runs the batch file it is too late. His Outlook is mapped to a *.pst file stored on the server (for backup reasons) unfortunetly if the mapped network drive is missing it will automatically create one on the C: drive and point the Outlook profile too it. I am going to fix the problem this afternoon. I am going to replace the cables, the switch (just two PCs connected in a home office), the NIC cards and install the latest hot fixes (not sure if it is a hardware of software problem). Due to time constraints I want to try everything possible to fix this today. Anyone else have any other suggestions on what you could do to fix a random networking issues.
Also does anyone know a way to get Outlook to stop automatically pointing to a local pst if it can't find the mapped network drive? Thanks