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Posted on 2008-06-16
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Hi

We have a number of network drives mapped to Shares on a DFSRoot using a batch file which runs each time the user logs on. Intermittently a number of these drives disconnect themselves and disappear from display within 'my computer'.  There seems no pattern to why these drives are disconnecting as it happens to different computers at different times of day. I have already tried editing the registry to turn off autodisconnect of network drives but this doesn't seem to have worked.

We are running Windows XP PCs on a Windows 2003 domain.

Can anybody please help?
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by:virtuatech
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You might have to use /persistent:no or /p:no in your command.  Check:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/net_use.html
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by:storyconstruction
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I already have the /persistent:yes switch enabled on the batch file. I have attached the code in the batch file
net use g: /d
net use i: /d
net use n: /d
net use o: /d
net use p: /d
net use r: /d
net use s: /d
net use t: /d
net use x: /d
net use w: /d
 
 
net use f: \\storyconstruct.local\dfsroot\HCUsers\%username% /persistent:yes
net use g: \\storyconstruct.local\dfsroot\common /persistent:yes
net use i: \\storyconstruct.local\dfsroot\SYS /persistent:yes
net use o: \\storyconstruct.local\dfsroot\Archive /persistent:yes
net use p: \\storyconstruct.local\dfsroot\Causeway /persistent:yes
net use r: \\storyconstruct.local\dfsroot\StoryRail /persistent:yes
net use x: \\storyconstruct.local\dfsroot\StoryHomes /persistent:yes
net use w: \\storyconstruct.local\dfsroot\StoryImages /persistent:yes
 
\\storyconstruct.local\netlogon\bginfo  \\storyconstruct.local\netlogon\config.bgi /timer:0
 
net config server /autodisconnect:-1
 
\\dcserver\ezaudit\ezstart.exe /auto

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The use is /persistent:no for login scripts, then you wouldn't have to do the /d to delete the drives.
Check this out:

http://www.itnewsgroups.net/group/microsoft.public.windows.server.general/topic29123.aspx

Also check these scripts out, they are used for situations where drives need to be remapped:

http://www.petri.co.il/forums/showthread.php?t=24125
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