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Windows XP disconnects mapped drive overnight

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.
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danielkeller5
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Chris MillardCommented:
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?
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digitapCommented:
Does the 2003 server restart at night?
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danielkeller5Author Commented:
I was thinking it could be a dns issue... and the sever does not turn off at night.
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AmnonmCommented:
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 
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AlexTechCommented:
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
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ola_erikCommented:
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.
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AlexTechCommented:
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 ?
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danielkeller5Author Commented:
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.
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AmnonmCommented:
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"
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tancy1Commented:
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.
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danielkeller5Author Commented:
Thank you very much!
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digitapCommented:
So, it was a DNS issue and a hibernation issue?
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danielkeller5Author Commented:
Yes... the server was running DNS was pointing to the isp and unchecked the nic power saving box.
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digitapCommented:
Ah...thanks for the extra detail...the next person searching for this solution will be well rewarded...thx!
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AmnonmCommented:
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Amnonm Said:

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