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Group Policy Drive mappings fail on terminal server 2003 after system has been running for a while.

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Network has two 2008 R2 Standard domain controllers.   I have a Windows 2003 Terminal server that is encountering an odd issue.    When I boot the machine, my group policy applies just fine and proper drives map.     However, after a period of time, the unused drive letters populate as "Disconnected Drive"   .   If I log out and then back in, the disconnected drives then prevent my GPO mapping from working.    

DCDIAG shows all tests passed

I have applied the Group Policy Extensions patch to the 2003 server.

Even though the drive maps do not work, I can access the share by the UNC path.

My error logs on the 2003 server are generating a 4098 error (attached as screen shot)
Error 4098
The GPO has only 5 drives to map.  I have also attached the screen shot of the many disconnected drives on the system.
Disconnected drives
Any help would be appreciated.
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by:yo_bee
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I have seen this in my environment and I just click on the drive and it reconnects.
Have you tried this yet or do you just logoff and back on each time.
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by:1CA-Robert
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It opens a share, but it doesn't reconnect the letter.

In my case,

Drive o = \\server\sharea
Drive p = \\server\shareb
Drive q = \\server\sharec
Drive r = \\server\shared
Drive s = \\server\sharee


When I first boot, all works well, but after a passage of time (whether idle or not) the drives populate as disconnected.

Once they show disconnected, if I click on any disconnected drive, they only point to
\\server\sharea
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by:1CA-Robert
ID: 38772679
After a longer period of time, the disconnected list grew.
Disconnected drives

Checking the error logs, I have mainly Group Policy Mapping errors listed
Error list
But did have a licensing Service error 213
Error 213

I reboot the 2003 system, and then it is fine again with the drives.
Good mapped

It seems to be a time related problem.

I have applied the KB943729 Client Extensions patch to the server, and also followed the instructions for http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297684
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by:1CA-Robert
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Still encountering this issue.
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Found the issue was caused by Netgear switches.     Updated firmware on the netgear switches from 5.0 to 5.2    Once firmware was updated,  the drives started to behave properly.
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by:1CA-Robert
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Problem was resolved, and figured I would post in case someone else has similar problem.
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