Vista mapped drives not reconnecting at logon

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I have several PC's on my network running Vista.  All of  them have mapped drives that will reconnect at logon, except for 1.

Nothing is really different in the setup. But you have to reconnect the drives manually.  
When I do set them up I make sure the "Reconnect at logon" is checked, but it seems to ignore this.

Any advice?
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Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
The username and password to access the the network share for that mapped drive (which will not reconnect at logon) are different from the username and password for the other mapped drives?
LZ1
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They "shouldn't" be, but I will definitely check.  Will post back shortly.
at the command line type:

net use /persistent:yes
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i'd try try ignatius' suggestion but instead actually tell it what to map lol. i've seen some weird things in our enviornment before, and sometimes doing stuff via the command line works.

example:

net use z:\myserver.mydomain.local\sharedfolder /persistent:yes

if you have to provide alternate credentials, just add a /user:%username% at the end. it will prompt you for a password. this is good to know in case you want to try it from that workstation, but instead use your account to see if its just an issue with that particular user and etc.
Lol

The command is correct as it stands. It sets the default,
LZ1
Top Expert 2011

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@jackieman: The shared drives credentials are not different than any other mapped drives.  
 @Ignatius_A & John_Chambers: We use script based logons.  I really don't want to change a bunch of scripts in order to fix only one person's issue.  
Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
Is there any USB thumb drive or hard disk installed previously at the user's computer which has the same drive letter of the mapped drive?

If no, use the commend in DOS prompt below to remove all network drives and restart computer to see whether the script works properly this time.

net use * /delete
Hi LZ1

Iwas not thinking about changing logon scripts. The command I listed was a 1-time operation on the workstation. It changes the default behaviour of mapped drives in windows. All future mappings will be persistent.

regards

LZ1
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Thanks guys! Sorry for the delay.

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