Is it possible to shorten drive map preference timeouts when server not available

Hello all.

A month or so back I migrated our AD users from legacy login scripts to drive preferences.

Last week here was an issue with or file server (which is where most of our mapped drives point to) which meant nothing could map to it.

This problem I found was that this meant when users logged on it sat for 15 or so minutes trying to complete these mapped drives before timing out and completing windows startup.

Is it possible to set this timeout to be shorter??

tracyprierNetwork AdministratorAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
not that I know of, servers should always be available use DFS shares if at all possible to eliminate the single point of failure.

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