Mapped drives - sometimes connected, sometimes disconnected
Posted on 2007-10-08
I've just installed an additional DC to my Win2K network. The new DC is a Win2k3 R2 server that is soon to take over all FSMO roles. I did ADPrep successfully. Currently the two servers run side by side, the new acting as primary DNS, the old as secondary DNS for all clients. My problem is that client machines (about 30 of them) have mapped drives to the new server and in "My Computer" sometimes under "Type" it says "Network Drive" other times it says "Disconnected". When i double click the drive it quickly connects again. Is this normal or should it retain the connection unless something dramatic happens. I am nervous that it has something to do with licensing as I am running an HP ProLiant Server that i used the "Easy Start" wizard to install the OS; the wizard never asked me how many licenses i had purchased. Does this sound logical or might there be some other issue, perhaps a DNS problem?