local drives not "connected" with remote desktop

Posted on 2011-05-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a strange problem. I have a 2008R2 server(x) that is scheduld to login via an RDP connection with local drives checked to an other 2008R2 server(y) to make back-ups.
Sometimes when it connects to server y the local tape unit of server x is "connected" and sometimes i see a red cross in front of the tape unit. Via cmd the drive is not availible but when i click in the explorer on the tape drive the red cross disapears and i can access the drive.
But my back-up software crashes when the tape unit is "not connected".
How can i solve this problem.
Question by:eliza111197
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    Are you able to map the redirected 'drive' to a drive letter and then access it?  For example:  net use B: \\tsclient\e   (where e is the letter of the redirected drive)

    Author Comment

    the drive is already mapped to a drive letter.
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    by:Raja Jegan R
    Seems like your network connections are lost after the drive is idle/unused for some point of time..
    And this fix should help you out..
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    Expert Comment

    Were the drives mapped by the same user that logs in? I try to use UNC paths in these situations - mapped drives are not available until user logs in.

    Accepted Solution

    i made a script that creates a mapping each time it logs on

    Author Closing Comment

    the other solutions didn't work

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