Network drives Tags: LAN Domain Active Directory Networking Last response: June 18, 2012 5:05 PM in Networking Share woda June 18, 2012 3:23:57 PM On our domain, active directory users are mapped to a personal network drive through the home folder option. When logged on to the domain, they will have a drive like u:\personal\username. Occasionally users with Windows XP will have this drive drop their username, leaving only u:\personal which they cannot access. What could be the reason Windows decides to drop the username on the mapped drive? Our domain server is 2003. Also, restarting the machine seems to fix most instances of this happening. More about : network drives eibgrad June 18, 2012 4:23:37 PM Hmm, sounds like a bug. And being Windows XP, I’m not sure MS is likely to fix it. In fact, they can use such bugs to force you to upgrade. Anyway, I really have no idea. Did you query the MS knowledgebase to see if MS is aware of the problem? m 0 l jamesmcuk June 18, 2012 5:05:24 PM maybe need to alter the timeout on the server in a cmd box put net config server /autodisconnect:-1 -1 can be a positive number in minutes m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedI have old network drives still showing as disconnected. I want to clean up and remove these from my computer. I have XP and o Forum SolvedRemotely accessible network hard-drives? Forum SolvedNeed access to work network hard drives! Forum SolvedCannot map some network drives Forum SolvedProblems connecting to to shared drives on network Forum maped network drives Forum Network drives and xcopy Forum Thinkpad x220 centrino adapter stutters and interrupts while playing from apple network drives Forum USB & network Drives misnamed - name doesn't match when with new mapped drives Forum Problem with network drives Forum Two drives with same network name on same computer Forum Solvedseagate 2TB network drive installed and worked OK as Z drive but now shows up as a big red "X" and cannot be accessed. Forum No network access but laptop still has mapped drives Forum SolvedMap Network Drive using Fedora LXDE? Forum Question about network storage drives Forum How to share drives in windows 7 over a wifi network Forum SolvedSSD vs HDD for Network drive and network faster than local drive copying Forum How to share drives in windows 7 over a wifi network Forum How to share drives in windows 7 over a wifi network Forum Saharing drives over wired network with 2 wan routers Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !