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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove 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? | Report abuse 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 | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Networking>Network drives> Related ressources: ForumDisconnected Network Drives ForumNo network access but laptop still has mapped drives ForumNetwork Drives not connecting properly ForumCannot map some network drives ForumWindowsxp does not remember password on network sharing drives and shared printe ForumHow to share drives in windows 7 over a wifi network ForumHow to share drives in windows 7 over a wifi network ForumProblems connecting to to shared drives on network ForumQuestion about network storage drives ForumHow to make my home network show all drives on network ForumHow to share drives in windows 7 over a wifi network ForumPulling DHCP from Cable Modem instead of wireless router ForumSaharing drives over wired network with 2 wan routers ForumMapped network drives ForumMultiple Hard Drives on one network share? ForumNetwork drives & desktop missing ForumDisconnecting/cleaning up network drives PLEASE READ Forumunable to map drives, "MS Windows Network" Icon missing ForumSecurity isues when sharing network drives ForumSharing hard drives on my network More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !