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# 210497 30-Mar-2017 08:59
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Earlier in the week we had a servers OS implode on itself, we restored the machine from a backup the night before but for some reason one of the users now is having an issue with one of her mapped drives. She has 6 mapped drives in total but one of them her K: drive keeps dropping of each time she shutdown her machine at the end of the day. 


So each morning I am having to manually add that drive mapping back so she can access it. Any ideas????


Thanks for your help.

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  # 1750511 30-Mar-2017 09:09
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How are you adding the driver? Try net use K: \\server\share /Persistent:Yes


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  # 1750648 30-Mar-2017 12:28
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By simply clicking on "computer' clicking add mapped drive and going through the process that way.


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  # 1750657 30-Mar-2017 12:39
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Checked the "reconnect at sign-in" box in the GUI ?

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  # 1750684 30-Mar-2017 13:35
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open up a cmd prompt & run 'net use'
does K: show as a result of above command, even though not showing in Win?


is K not on the actual server ?
or issues with permissions on that share ?




as a last resort...


net use k: /delete
net use k: \\pcname\Folder /user:Freddag hispassword /persistent:yes


put those 2 in a bat file
Have the bat file run on STARTUP, via task scheduler
There a Windows networking bug that can cause mapped drive issues. Its rare but a bugger to resolve



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  # 1753647 3-Apr-2017 11:49
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Might be a bit late to the party, but why not save yourself the admin time of mapping drives manually on user computers and setup a GPO to do it for you.


You can map drives based on group assignment and lots of other features.  Much tidier than using a batch file, and much less time than going to each machine.  Also means if you replace a machine or change users you can forget about drive mappings :)

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