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SCCM 2007 Connect to network folder task creates a Disconnected Network Drive

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Hi there,
 
I am trying to create a simple drive mapping to a shared folder from which I want to run a cmd prompt to install some software. However, when I create a new task sequence and then create the task "Connect to Network Folder" all I get when it has run is a "Disconnected Network Drive" in Computer. I've tried running this against XP and Windows 7 PC's, I've run it using different shared folders, different drive letters and I've also run it using different accounts but each time I get the same error. I'm using SCCM 2007 SP2 on a Windows 2003 server.
Connect to network folder error
Any help much appreciated

Garry
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Try mapping Shared drive through command promt

net use z:(drive letter) \\Share path /user:username

Example: net use i: \\127.0.0.1\test /user:admin
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Hi AbhishekJha,

I tried using net use q: "\\dmcm01\swdist\SAS BI\SAS 9.3\Depot" /user:myusername but that failed to map the drive when run through a task sequence but when I run it manually it runs with no problem.
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May I know what error you received while mapping through Command
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The advertisement for the task runs successfully according to Config Manager but fails to create the mapping, there is no error reported from Config Manager. When the task sequence runs on the PC TSLauncher shows that it runs for approx 1 second in the task manager before disappearing. When I type the same syntax into the command prompt on the PC it runs perfectly fine.
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Anyone any other ideas?
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Finally got it working, had to make changes to the Advertisement Distribution Point settings. Changed it from the default Download content locally when needed by running task sequence to Access content directly from a distribution point when needed by running the task sequence. As a result installation now takes place across the network without the  need for a drive mapping.
Network software install
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