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Mapped Drives to Server 2003 Disappear

Posted on 2006-10-19
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I moved some shared files from a Win 2000 server to Win 2003 Server.  I mapped drives on the users computers to point to the files on the new server.  The mapping works fine until the user logs out.  When the user logs back in the mapping is gone.  One mapped drive shows up because I have it set in their active directory profile.  All profiles are local.  and I didnt have any problems when the files were on the win 2000 server
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by:SamuraiCrow
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When you mapped the drives did you select the 'Reconnect at Logon' check box?
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by:tfd35415
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Yes that is checked.  One thing I noticed is that on server 2003 I cant uncheck the read only box in the security page.  Could this be part of the problem?
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by:SamuraiCrow
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If you are talking about the greyed out Read Only checkbox on certain folder items then it shouldn't be affecting logins.  Here are quick article about the phenomena:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326549

It seems that if you can map the drives manually and the users can access their data that the share and NTFS permissions are correct even if the drive isn't demonstrating persistant behavior (which of course is what that reconnect at logon checkbox should do).  Is there anything in the user logon script that could be unmapping these drives? (Example)

net use u: /d
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by:tfd35415
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they do have an x drive that is setup in each users active directory to point to there personal folder on the server
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The AD designated home drive should be able to work with locally or script driven drive mappings without causing the indicated problem.  Is there a logon script in use at all?
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