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Map drive keeps removing itself

Posted on 2016-09-20
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I have a map drive to the server and every morning it is gone. I have 4 other map drives and all are still there. Is there a simple reason for this.
Thank you.
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by:nappy_d
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Are you manually mapping these drives or are you mapping them via a login script?

Are you using the "/persistent:yes" switch when mapping your drives?
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by:jodyreid
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I am manually mapping all these drives. No i am not using the "/persistent:yes: switch on any of them
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by:IT-Expert
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When you say that you have 4 other mapped drives, and they are all fine, are these mapped drives all on the SAME PC or different PCs?
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All on same PC and mapped to the same server.
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by:IT-Expert
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I assume that this PC is a Windows XP PC?
The only thing I can think of, off the top of my head (but it's unlikely given that 4 of them are fine), is that you're missing the 'Re-connect at logon' tick option, when you initially create the link.  Definitely without that, you WILL lose the link.
What type of server is it?
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by:jodyreid
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It is windows 2012R2 and it is a widows 10 pc.
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When you map a drive via the command line you have to use the "/persistent:yes" to have it reappear at next logon or it may not appear.

The command is
  • net use X: \\server\share /persistent:yes

If you use "/persistent:no" the drive will not reappear.

From the GUI it is the same as making your you have the checkbox "reconnect at login" enabled or the drive will not re-appear.

Map drive
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by:William Fulks
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Look at your group policy settings and change from Update to Replace.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770902%28v=ws.11%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396
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So it WAS the "Re-connect at logon" option then?
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