Disconnected Network Drives can't be remapped or removed -..

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I have an XP pro machine purchased not too long ago, doesn't appear to be
infected (we have several virus and spyware apps on it) and when the user
opens Windows Explorer he sees many mapped shares that give him a status of
"Disconnected Network Drive" He does have two other shares that work fine
and give a proper status. I believe these map to a different server though.

The "disconnected network drive" shares all seem to point to the same folder
and if he clicks on them he can view the contents of that share. He is
supposed to have a share called \\bdnt4\company that maps to the drive letter
f. Instead he gets f mapping to that folder along with every other letter in
the alphabet after f mapping to that company folder as well. They all say
disconnected.

The F: mapping goes to a company folder share on an SBS 2000 premium server
with sp4, and it has a very large timeout set for network connections as
suggested in http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;297684
The other two shares that show up fine are mapped to a 2000 terminal server
with sp4, without the timeout increased beyond 15mins.

There are no logon scripts creating these mappings, they were done through
Windows Explorer. Disconnecting in Windows Explorer gives me "The network
connection
could not be found" If I try to remap I get "The local device name is
already in use"

I've also tried many variations of the net use commands and have even used
net use * /delete which has no affect on the disconnected mappings.
Trying to use net use to delete the individual shares just says:
The network connection could not be found.
More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2250

Reconnecting via net use gives me:
System error 85 has occured
The local device name is already in use

I've seen many others with the same or very similar issue and all solutions
(if they actually worked for anyone) haven't had a positive effect for me.
Others have also noticed this happening to shares that no longer exist. In
my case they do exist, and this "disconnected network drive" issue occurs
while logged on as that user or as the domain admin.

This has only been happening recently. Last friday the disconnected network
share f: also replicated to x,y,and z. Now its every letter in the alphabet
after f. This is happening on a new PC purchased a not that long ago and it
has automatic updates enabled (thought that may be of interest since I've
read that others believe it to be caused by an Xp update)

I have also looked at:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;318370 (this share
allows more than one user to connect at a time and the server has sp4 already)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;812933 (already
have sp4 with latest updates on server and xp2 with all latest updates on the
xp pro machine)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;283492 (connecting
to a 2000 share, not 95/98, and I have the passwords set up in Xp Stored User
Names and Passwords)

Besides having many annoying disconnected shares mapping to the same folder,
this disconnect status is giving the user some problems when accessing that
share from apps like Autocad. I've read that some apps won't access a shared
folder unless its status is basically fully connected, and I believe that
the "disconnected network drive" status is why he's having problems accessing
his data from some apps.

I don't want any help saying to create some logon scripts, especially with
net use commands because net use commands aren't doing anything for me, and
yes, I have rebooted after every change so this won't be fixed by a simple
reboot. So... Can anyone help me?
 
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Ryan,

Hmm, haven't heard of this before but here is something that sounds like it
MIGHT help you out:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;172975

-Jeff

"Ryan" <Ryan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D1B9FD0D-928F-423D-9152-9C055312A809@microsoft.com...
>I have an XP pro machine purchased not too long ago, doesn't appear to be
> infected (we have several virus and spyware apps on it) and when the user
> opens Windows Explorer he sees many mapped shares that give him a status
> of
> "Disconnected Network Drive" He does have two other shares that work fine
> and give a proper status. I believe these map to a different server
> though.
>
> The "disconnected network drive" shares all seem to point to the same
> folder
> and if he clicks on them he can view the contents of that share. He is
> supposed to have a share called \\bdnt4\company that maps to the drive
> letter
> f. Instead he gets f mapping to that folder along with every other letter
> in
> the alphabet after f mapping to that company folder as well. They all say
> disconnected.
>
> The F: mapping goes to a company folder share on an SBS 2000 premium
> server
> with sp4, and it has a very large timeout set for network connections as
> suggested in
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;297684
> The other two shares that show up fine are mapped to a 2000 terminal
> server
> with sp4, without the timeout increased beyond 15mins.
>
> There are no logon scripts creating these mappings, they were done through
> Windows Explorer. Disconnecting in Windows Explorer gives me "The network
> connection
> could not be found" If I try to remap I get "The local device name is
> already in use"
>
> I've also tried many variations of the net use commands and have even used
> net use * /delete which has no affect on the disconnected mappings.
> Trying to use net use to delete the individual shares just says:
> The network connection could not be found.
> More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2250
>
> Reconnecting via net use gives me:
> System error 85 has occured
> The local device name is already in use
>
> I've seen many others with the same or very similar issue and all
> solutions
> (if they actually worked for anyone) haven't had a positive effect for me.
> Others have also noticed this happening to shares that no longer exist.
> In
> my case they do exist, and this "disconnected network drive" issue occurs
> while logged on as that user or as the domain admin.
>
> This has only been happening recently. Last friday the disconnected
> network
> share f: also replicated to x,y,and z. Now its every letter in the
> alphabet
> after f. This is happening on a new PC purchased a not that long ago and
> it
> has automatic updates enabled (thought that may be of interest since I've
> read that others believe it to be caused by an Xp update)
>
> I have also looked at:
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;318370 (this
> share
> allows more than one user to connect at a time and the server has sp4
> already)
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;812933 (already
> have sp4 with latest updates on server and xp2 with all latest updates on
> the
> xp pro machine)
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;283492
> (connecting
> to a 2000 share, not 95/98, and I have the passwords set up in Xp Stored
> User
> Names and Passwords)
>
> Besides having many annoying disconnected shares mapping to the same
> folder,
> this disconnect status is giving the user some problems when accessing
> that
> share from apps like Autocad. I've read that some apps won't access a
> shared
> folder unless its status is basically fully connected, and I believe that
> the "disconnected network drive" status is why he's having problems
> accessing
> his data from some apps.
>
> I don't want any help saying to create some logon scripts, especially with
> net use commands because net use commands aren't doing anything for me,
> and
> yes, I have rebooted after every change so this won't be fixed by a simple
> reboot. So... Can anyone help me?
 

Ryan

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Sorry, but that article deosn't apply to my situation. Any other suggestions?

"Jeff Cole" wrote:

> Ryan,
>
> Hmm, haven't heard of this before but here is something that sounds like it
> MIGHT help you out:
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;172975
>
> -Jeff
>
> "Ryan" <Ryan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D1B9FD0D-928F-423D-9152-9C055312A809@microsoft.com...
> >I have an XP pro machine purchased not too long ago, doesn't appear to be
> > infected (we have several virus and spyware apps on it) and when the user
> > opens Windows Explorer he sees many mapped shares that give him a status
> > of
> > "Disconnected Network Drive" He does have two other shares that work fine
> > and give a proper status. I believe these map to a different server
> > though.
> >
> > The "disconnected network drive" shares all seem to point to the same
> > folder
> > and if he clicks on them he can view the contents of that share. He is
> > supposed to have a share called \\bdnt4\company that maps to the drive
> > letter
> > f. Instead he gets f mapping to that folder along with every other letter
> > in
> > the alphabet after f mapping to that company folder as well. They all say
> > disconnected.
> >
> > The F: mapping goes to a company folder share on an SBS 2000 premium
> > server
> > with sp4, and it has a very large timeout set for network connections as
> > suggested in
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;297684
> > The other two shares that show up fine are mapped to a 2000 terminal
> > server
> > with sp4, without the timeout increased beyond 15mins.
> >
> > There are no logon scripts creating these mappings, they were done through
> > Windows Explorer. Disconnecting in Windows Explorer gives me "The network
> > connection
> > could not be found" If I try to remap I get "The local device name is
> > already in use"
> >
> > I've also tried many variations of the net use commands and have even used
> > net use * /delete which has no affect on the disconnected mappings.
> > Trying to use net use to delete the individual shares just says:
> > The network connection could not be found.
> > More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2250
> >
> > Reconnecting via net use gives me:
> > System error 85 has occured
> > The local device name is already in use
> >
> > I've seen many others with the same or very similar issue and all
> > solutions
> > (if they actually worked for anyone) haven't had a positive effect for me.
> > Others have also noticed this happening to shares that no longer exist.
> > In
> > my case they do exist, and this "disconnected network drive" issue occurs
> > while logged on as that user or as the domain admin.
> >
> > This has only been happening recently. Last friday the disconnected
> > network
> > share f: also replicated to x,y,and z. Now its every letter in the
> > alphabet
> > after f. This is happening on a new PC purchased a not that long ago and
> > it
> > has automatic updates enabled (thought that may be of interest since I've
> > read that others believe it to be caused by an Xp update)
> >
> > I have also looked at:
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;318370 (this
> > share
> > allows more than one user to connect at a time and the server has sp4
> > already)
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;812933 (already
> > have sp4 with latest updates on server and xp2 with all latest updates on
> > the
> > xp pro machine)
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;283492
> > (connecting
> > to a 2000 share, not 95/98, and I have the passwords set up in Xp Stored
> > User
> > Names and Passwords)
> >
> > Besides having many annoying disconnected shares mapping to the same
> > folder,
> > this disconnect status is giving the user some problems when accessing
> > that
> > share from apps like Autocad. I've read that some apps won't access a
> > shared
> > folder unless its status is basically fully connected, and I believe that
> > the "disconnected network drive" status is why he's having problems
> > accessing
> > his data from some apps.
> >
> > I don't want any help saying to create some logon scripts, especially with
> > net use commands because net use commands aren't doing anything for me,
> > and
> > yes, I have rebooted after every change so this won't be fixed by a simple
> > reboot. So... Can anyone help me?
>
>
>