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Mapped drives disappearing 10 seconds after login

Posted on 2006-04-23
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Running Windows 2003 Server. The  mapped drives (shared folders) dissappear about 10 to 20 seconds after users login to their local workstation. I have mapped the drives in dos using "net use f: \\mbe2006\marketing /persistent:yes"
I have the same problem with Terminal Server sessions. If I can open "my computer" and double click on a mapped drive before they dissappear and minus it onto the system tray, the mapped drives do not dissappear. I have tried all of the suggestions that I can find on the web.
Question by:EricOHenry
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by:Irwin Santos
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Is a service failing to start? or has started, but stopped?

Review your event log and post results that are out of the ordinary.  Review your SERVICES too.

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It appears that all of the services are running. The event logs don't show anything either.
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Hi EricOHenry,

what happens if you manually map a drive from the my computer context menu - do they still bail?

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Yes, it really doesn't matter how I map the drives they still disappear in a few seconds. I have spent the last few hours working on it, and I believe that my problem is DNS related. The reason I say this is because when I point to the servers in the worktations "HOSTS" file it works fine. The system was working a few days ago and I don't know what happened, but I am sure that it is a DNS problem. It will have to wait until next weekend when I can take the system down to troubleshoot. Thanks for the support.
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by:Irwin Santos
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increment the SOA in the NS record...
update server data files.

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vmaheen earned 1500 total points
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Hi Eric

this Problem common for all  workstation ?
is that s DHCP + DNS  network ?

I think workstation not updating  with DNS,  for new IP adrerses

type this command and try again

ipconfig  /registerdns

restart and try again


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Yes, I believe a simple reboot of the DNS server might fix this problem.

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Im having the same exact issue with 1 machine on a small network.  I do notice that when I give that user admin rights on the machine, the problem goes away.  When I re-apply the rights, it re-appears.  

The machine was upgraded from NT to XP also.  Hope this helps a bit, I will be working on it more tonight.  It does look like a permissions issue though.  Not on the server side (atleast for me) but on the terminal side.  Very odd.
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by:Irwin Santos
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@EricOhenry...did you forget us?

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