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Mapped Drives dissapearing - Mapped via SBS login script - SBS 2008 / 7 Pro / XP SP3

I am haveing a simalar problem to the one emntioned here:

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/24632572/Why-are-my-mapped-drives-VIA-logon-scripts-dissapearing-in-Vista.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+10+30+dissapear+drive+map

However the server is SBS2008, and workstations are XP Pro SP3 and Win 7 Pro.

All run the script at startup.  two of the Win 7 systems map, then loose the mappings almost immediately.  Sometimes they dissapear randomly durring the day.  RE-running script resolves the problem, however client does not sonsider that a solution.

This is an inherited server, so I am trying to figure out what might have been stup that causes this.

Any ideas?

Script contect:

Net time \\sbsvr08 /set /y
net use /delete y:
net use  y: \\sbsvr08\AMICUS /persistent:yes
net use /delete t:
net use t: \\sbsvr08\timeslips /persistent:yes
net use /delete q:
net use q: \\sbsvr08\quickbooks /persistent:yes
net use /delete s:
net use s: \\sbsvr08\wpdata /persistent:yes

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Sorry for Typos, haven't had my coffee yet!

Both XP and 7 systems have the problem.
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Have you tried removing the net use /delete xx: entries???

If your drive mappings are not going to change there is no need to delete them.  Especially if you instruct them to persist.

-saige-
No I have not, I will try that.
That did not solve it...  ...although one of 4 drives stayed connected one one pc.
When I removed the delete lines, it mapped, but programs could not access ther drives...  ...i have put script back to original.

Any other ideas?
Let me check a couple of resources.

-saige-
This raises something of interest:

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=297684

Still checking though, this is odd behaviour indeed.

-saige-
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I tried that, it slowed down the initial mapping time, but after a few seconds the mapping disappeared right before my eyes again!!!

As I understand the article, the change only needs to be run on the server. Correct?
 
Correct, only on the server.

-saige-
You can try running the command on the clients as well.  Tell me about your offline files settings, (if any).

-saige-
I have not made any specific Offline Files settings, this is an inherited server setup, and I have had lots of issues along the way...    ....where would i check for that? I have not made modifications to those settings before.
You can first check the workstation (Open an Explorer Windows --> Tools --> Folder Options --> Offline Files Tab).

As for the server:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2010/03/15/work-smarter-with-offline-files-and-shadow-copy.aspx

Start here for some basic information.

-saige-
This solved the issues at one of the Two locations. The other is still a work in progress.