Users randomly lose mapped network drives

Hi folks :)

Towards the last part of last year I upgraded our windows servers from 2003 to 2012.

Since then I have had a number of users say they lose there mapped drives.

We use department-specific login scripts that are specified in the users AD profile.

I have tried adding a net use delete command before the net use map command.

Everything will be fine for a couple of weeks or so then one or two users will complain of missing mapped drives.

This never used to happen back on 2003.

This is a random but persistent issue and I am kinda running out of ideas.


tracyprierNetwork AdministratorAsked:
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Scott GorcesterCTOCommented:
You might look for Group Policy errors in the event logs. Also might be possible that the user profiles are hanging up. You may find User Profile errors in the logs as well.

Scott GorcesterCTOCommented:
You might consider moving away from scripts and setting printers and drive mappings in GPO's.

Should work:
:Map name
ifmember "Security Group Name" THEN
NET USE I: \\SERVERNAME\ShareName\FolderName /persistent:yes
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tracyprierNetwork AdministratorAuthor Commented:
thanks, I will look through the EV but also might look at moving to GPO for this.
Scott GorcesterCTOCommented:
I used to write huge VB scripts with logic for groups and such and it worked well. I have moved everything to GPO's and its been much easier to manage overall.


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tracyprierNetwork AdministratorAuthor Commented:
cool thanks for that. looks like it might be the answer :)
Scott GorcesterCTOCommented:
Also might suggest that when a user complains the drives are missing to go to that system, navigate to the sysvol scripts directory and run the correct login script and see if the drives map or again check for event log errors.

tracyprierNetwork AdministratorAuthor Commented:
From what I am hearing the users find that if they log off and on again the mapped drives appear
Scott GorcesterCTOCommented:
That a good sign!

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