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SBS 2008 Network users mapped drives disappear on logoff or reboot

Posted on 2011-02-28
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I have inherited a client with an SBS2008 server and 10 client machine all are windows xp bar one which is windows 7. there are a number of shared drives on the server that the clients access, we map to these and for some reason any new maps that we try and do seem to work but when we log out or reboot and log back in the maps have dissappeared. the strangest thing is that the windows 7 machine has 2 mapped drives that the user account had when his machine was xp and they work and persist fine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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John
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by:bubearjr
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All the xp machines have client side extensions installed I assume. Are the drives mapped through a login script or group policy?
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by:jgharrison
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The maps are just created manually, and there are a lot that are working fine but I have 2 machines that will allow you to make the map, but then on log out or reboot will then get rid of the map entirely.

The windows 7 machine is the strangest as it has 2 maps that were made on the user account before he upgraded to windows 7 these work fine but any map I make now just doesn't hold.
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A login or reboot is indicative of GPO or login script being ran. These scripts can clear out existing mapped drives. The first place is to check group policies and honestly your best bet is just to set up mapped drives there anyway.
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by:jgharrison
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Couldn't find any GPO's clearing the existing Maps, but I applied the maps from GPO and now all seems to be working great!!  

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