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Losing mapped drive

Posted on 2014-11-21
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We have a new domain with two 2012 R2 GC servers. We moved a 2003 server from the old domain to this new domain. The 2003 server has a share that is mapped via group policy. At times, (no pattern discovered although it is usually noticed in the AM), some users will lose connectivity to this mapped drive. A logoff/logon or a restart will reconnect the drive. All power save settings are turned off. Anyone else experience this?
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How are you mapping the drive in Group Policy? Logon script? GPP Drive Mappings? User Home folder?

If you use GPP Drive mappings, make sure that you have reconnect enabled.
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by:korona102
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I'm using a GPO to map the drive. See image.
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by:Joseph Moody
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Looks fine. Do you have anything under the common tab?
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by:korona102
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No, nothing is checked.
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I have other drives mapped the same way that work fine. The only difference is that this is the only share coming from an 03 server.
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Any other ideas out there please?
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When the user stats they are disconnected from the mapped drive are they seeing this in Windows Explorer. Windows will mark a mapped drive as disconnect even though it is not if the drive is not access for a period of time
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by:korona102
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Yes, in Windows Explorer. And it is not accessible. The user has to log off and back on to get it back.
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by:compdigit44
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Any errors on the client or server?
Does it happen when you map the drive using the IP or FQDN?
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