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? 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Disconnected Network Drives Forum No network access but laptop still has mapped drives Forum Network Drives not connecting properly Forum Cannot map some network drives Forum Windowsxp does not remember password on network sharing drives and shared printe 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 Problems connecting to to shared drives on network Forum Question about network storage drives Forum How to make my home network show all drives on network Forum How to share drives in windows 7 over a wifi network Forum Pulling DHCP from Cable Modem instead of wireless router Forum Saharing drives over wired network with 2 wan routers Forum Mapped network drives Forum Multiple Hard Drives on one network share? Forum Network drives & desktop missing Forum Disconnecting/cleaning up network drives PLEASE READ Forum unable to map drives, "MS Windows Network" Icon missing Forum Security isues when sharing network drives Forum Sharing hard drives on my network Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !