Can't seem to map network drive automatically in windows 2003

This is using a windows 2003 server in AD domain. There is a workgroup server that share out few file shares, and one of the file share named "shareA" are needed to be mapped to this server upon rebooting.

On Windows 2003 server, I logged on as domain admin, and in command prompt, type "net use S: \\workgroupserver\shareA /u:workgroupserverA\userA password /persistent:yes"; to map the drive permanently. But, upon rebooting the system, S: drive not mapped again. Any way to make S: share drive mapped permanently. Remember UserA got the R/W access to the shareA.
BalackAsked:
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psychogrConnect With a Mentor Commented:
open a text file and rename it into .bat
add the following lines and add it on users startup folder.

net use /delete S: /yes
net use s: \\workgroupserver\sharea /u:user password /yes
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psychogrCommented:
If you map the drive through windows explorer is it still disappearing after reboot? (Tools --> Map network drive)

Do you consider using a batch file on startup as a viable option?
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Thomas Zucker-ScharffSystems AnalystCommented:
I don't know about win 2003 but on XP pro SP3 I use vSubst to map folders as virtual drives and it persists.
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BalackAuthor Commented:
Yes, tried to map on windows, and it ends up the same. Use of 3rd party is not an option.
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BalackAuthor Commented:
Should work, unless something is get in the way...
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