troubleshooting Question

Mapped Network Drive loses authentication upon reboot

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I have a computer (server 2003) that is on my domain but because of its function the user that stays logged in is the local admin to that computer but not a domain user.

However, this machine needs to have a connection to a mapped drive on a pc (xp pro) that is logged on as a domain user.  (Maybe too much info that is not necessary.)

Upon reboot (and every once in a while randomly) the connection to the mapped drive is lost EVEN though I have clicked "reconnect at logon".  When I reboot the drive is there, just not connected.  When I double click on it, I have to enter logon credentials again and it reconnects fine.  Is there something I can do to make sure this drive stays connected?

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