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I'm setting up a simple batch file to setup my network drives. in the past i have used the /persistent switch. At one of the places i worked, /persistent:no seemed to be better for when laptop users were offsite. I think what was happening was the /persistent:no switch would keep windows from continuously trying to connect to network shares that didn't exist when they where offsite.
So my question is, does the persistent:yes switch make windows keep looking for a share, and does the :no option make windows not look for the share?
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If a drive is mapped "persistent", it means that if the drive is still mapped when the user logs off, Windows will try to reconnect it automatically when the user logs on the next time.
If persistence is off, Windows will forget about it once the user logs off.
If you're mapping automatically(?) with a batch script anyway, using "/persistent:yes" is sort of redundant.
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thank you, that is a good explanation. so i think i'll use persistent:no, so windows doesn't try to connect if I am "offline"
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