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    I have a couple drives that are mapped (through explorer's "Map network drive."

    When I start up, they always are "x" out -- not connected -- until O access them the first time -- which always works.

    Is there a way to have them automatically connected at startup? They are set to "reconnect at login", but it doesn't seem to happen.

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    This is most likely a timing issue with all the networking components. I doubt you can do much about it as long as they are set to automatically reconnect at logon. If you had a batch file that was in your startup folder and established the mappings it would probably do what you want.

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    I agree, I have a bunch of mapped drives and unless I'm using them all the time, they all go dormant, but connect instantly (or as soon as the remote drive spins up again) when clicked on again. Asthetically displeasing I suppose but functionally equivalent. You would probably need some background script scheduled to renew the connection periodically to keep it otherwise.

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    Ah... OK, thanks guys...

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    I do believe I found the solution:

    http://zornsoftware.talsit.info/?p=129

    Zorn Software's MapDrive.

    Running in your startup group, what it does is set up the map -- but (and this is what Microsoft should add -- you can add a switch for time (in seconds) that the connect will keep trying.

    That gets around a lot of the startup conflicts.

    Seems to work great for moi.

    CB
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