Why do my drive mappings disappear?
Posted on 2007-10-10
I am running a Windows Server 2003 domain on a large 600+ workstation network. Just recently I have been getting complaints from random users around the campus that when they log on in the morning all of their drive mappings are there and functional. When they leave their workstations and come back some time later, some of their drive mappings are completely gone.
Here is some back information that might help.
1) There is only one login script running and it maps the drives as persistent.
2) There are no virus or spyware detected on the network.
3) There have been no recent network infrastructure changes.
4) The problem is not isolated to just one part of the campus. It's completely random.
5) There is nothing in group policy that runs any sort of script after the login script.
6) The login script is not calling any other script.
7) DNS has been tested and is running fine.
I have noticed that a couple of the users that reported the issue had lost network connectivity at the time the issue was reported. However, it is my understanding that even if network connectivity was lost, the drive letter would still be there being it was mapped as persistent.
If anyone has any ideas or has encountered this issue before, I would appreciate the help.