Solved

Windows XP disconnects mapped drive overnight

Posted on 2010-09-01
15
692 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have two XP machines and two windows 2000 machines running on Windows server 2003. the xp machines disconnect from the mapped drive over a period of time, and the 2000 machines never disconnect. The Hard drives arent turning off or the network card so I know its not a power issue. have the xp machines on a logon script... ive pretty much tried everything, i'm out of ideas.
0
Comment
Question by:danielkeller5
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • +4
15 Comments
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
Chris Millard earned 125 total points
ID: 33581722
As strange as it may sound, this may be a DNS issue. Is the primary DNS set to the IP address of the 2003 server?
0
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:digitap
ID: 33581750
Does the 2003 server restart at night?
0
 

Author Comment

by:danielkeller5
ID: 33581832
I was thinking it could be a dns issue... and the sever does not turn off at night.
0
Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Amnonm
ID: 33581958
I suggest creating a batch file and put it in the startup folder on the PC so it will boot up running the batch
http://msmvps.com/blogs/kwsupport/archive/2004/11/03/17830.aspx 
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:adaroc
ID: 33582071
hi

The behaviour of the XP machines is by design as the following article explains :

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297684#appliesto

follow article to change the idle tieout , keeping in mind the usual registry editing precautions

post back results
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:ola_erik
ID: 33582172
Sorry if Im repeating something but when u write overnight it sounds like they never break during daytime.

If so Im with digitap:

Server does auto-updates and restarts. When so mapped drives often breaks.

Seen this happen 1E6 times on Xp machines.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:adaroc
ID: 33582395
hi,

  1. if the server resarts at night wouldnt the 2000 machines also loose connection ?
  2. He said "the xp machines disconnect from the mapped drive over a period of time"
am I missing something ?
0
 

Author Comment

by:danielkeller5
ID: 33586255
I ran batch file on the workstations and placed them in the start up folder and it still disconnects after a long period of time and the only way to restore the drive is to restart. Also mapped the drive through Active Directory.  Weve also done what Adaroc suggested with the registry... I am just running out of ideas, and thinking this could be a dns issue.
0
 
LVL 4

Assisted Solution

by:Amnonm
Amnonm earned 125 total points
ID: 33587954
I'm Sure it is related to sleep or hibernate over night that the PC goes to at night try to check those settings
i would make a test taking off  sleep and hibernate just to indicate the problem also in device manager go to NIC configuration and uncheck the "Allow this device to turn of for saving"
0
 

Expert Comment

by:tancy1
ID: 33588216
create a batch file with your mapped paths. In Run, type gpedit.msc and under user configurations, go to windows login/ logout script,insert the batch file you just created.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:danielkeller5
ID: 33646705
Thank you very much!
0
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:digitap
ID: 33646721
So, it was a DNS issue and a hibernation issue?
0
 

Author Comment

by:danielkeller5
ID: 33647515
Yes... the server was running DNS was pointing to the isp and unchecked the nic power saving box.
0
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:digitap
ID: 33647607
Ah...thanks for the extra detail...the next person searching for this solution will be well rewarded...thx!
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Amnonm
ID: 33649837
Quote
Amnonm Said:

"in device manager go to NIC configuration and uncheck the "Allow this device to turn of for saving" "
0

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
In this article, I am going to show you how to simulate a multi-site Lab environment on a single Hyper-V host. I use this method successfully in my own lab to simulate three fully routed global AD Sites on a Windows 10 Hyper-V host.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles from a Windows Server 2008 domain controller to a Windows Server 2012 domain controlle…

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question