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mapped network drive appears to be disconnected in Windows 2003 Server

Posted on 2011-09-11
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Hi ,

A mapped network drive appears to be disconnected However, i can still access the contents of the mapped drive once i open Mapped Drives.

i did not see any GPO Errors .

below KB's not resolved my issue




please Advise
Question by:GopinathJ
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Expert Comment

ID: 36519864
It prefectly natural that a client PC will drop a connection to a remote network share when not in use.

There are ways to control this behavior in the client PC, but most folks just leave it alone, and just let the PC do what it wants.

Is this behavior causing some kind of problem (other than confusion)

Author Comment

ID: 36519914
Thanks , but  we run Logistics software that required network drives need to map in Startup otherwise its won’t work ,any other suggestions ?

Expert Comment

ID: 36519980
Do you use Offline Files?
What OS are you using, does it have the latest SP installed?

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Expert Comment

ID: 36519991
Really?  I've seen lots of situations where the network drive "appears" to be offline, but as soon as you try to use it, it connects.   So, it has never caused a problem with any application, script, or user interface.

Are you saying that's not the case... that either A) the drive letter do not magically reconnect when needed?, or B) your software does work unless the drive are fully connected prior to use?

Author Comment

ID: 36520002

B) your software does work unless the drive are fully connected prior to use?

 yes first drive need to fully connected before our Application load in startup
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Expert Comment

ID: 36520309
So, this is like part of a Login Batch file or item in the Startup group?

If so, it might just be an issue of timing...  making the network connection before your app starts  (and might not have anything to do with disconnection)

Accepted Solution

GopinathJ earned 0 total points
ID: 36520314
Hi Gray..Just now i did login batch file for network drive connect put my application delayed start..now its fixed..

thanks for your advice

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ID: 36553575
Fixed myself

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