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    Losing Mapping

    Let me preface this post by saying that I am not a network guru. Having said that, I have set up a network for a client consisting of two Win 2K Pro machines connected by a router. When the user logs in, there are several drive letters that are mapped automatically. One is a redirect to a folder on the C: drive on the same machine (R and the other is to a folder on the C: drive on the other machine (F. This seems to work at login but after some period of time the drives appear in Windows Explorer with red x's. When I click on any of those drives at that point, the red x's disappear and I can see the drive contents. However, the programs that use those drives have problems under those circumstances.

    How can I ensure that the drive mapping will stay "connected" (no red x's) without any user intervention?

    TIA.
    Carol W.

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    Re: Losing Mapping

    I think this is standard behaviour - I see you do not have a server running but the following may help explain what is going on:

    Q297684 : Drive Mapping May Time Out on a Windows 2000-Based Computer

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    Re: Losing Mapping

    Leif:

    Thanks so much for the lead. Setting the autodisconnect parameter to -1 and rebooting the server did the trick. We are continuing to monitor the situation.

    I am a happy camper! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    Carol W.

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