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Mapped drive continues sporadically to disconnect. How to trouble shoot this issue?

I have a mapped drive that in the past was disconnecting consistantly every other day to every weekend. I trouble shooted the DNS and clean it up and the problem of the dive disconnecting seemed to subside for a while. The Mapped drive now is disconnecting sporadically. some weeks no problems with the connection, other weeks it happens after or over the weekend. It seems like when the server is idle that this occurs.
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TonyStCommented:
Hardware on some systems allows the OS to shutdown the network card (to save power) when you leave the system at idle for a while. This could be the case on either the server or the workstation.   Oh, and if the "Mapped" drive is an external USB type drive then perhaps the USB Port is going to "sleep"
Generally speaking servers should not allow their drives or ports to go in low power or "sleep" mode.

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TonyStCommented:
Also to consider, Some routers that provide Dynamic IP addresses do it with a "Lease" time.  After a period of no activity the lease will expire and the system will no longer have access to the network and/or drives.

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TonyStCommented:
And ...
if you have check all of that you can use this command to map the drive.  You can place this into a batch file or a login script.

net use   x:  \\servername\sharename /PERSISTANT

this tells your system to map the drive until you specifically tell it to disconnect.
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Stinky9000Commented:
I had the same issue this command solved all of my problems

net config server /autodisconnect:-1

type that exactly into the offending computers and server
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Stinky9000Commented:
Please let us know how it went...
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FireKeyAuthor Commented:
Thank you, Your answer to my question was very informative. I did some other trouble shooting and found an alternative solution to my issue. It was a program that was mapped and the user limit needed to be raised so that shut down the mapped drive.
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