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Windows 7: Map Network Drive problems

26 Dec 2011   #1
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 
Map Network Drive problems

My network's main router is a pfsense box. I also have a Thecus N8800 media server that's keeping all my downloaded media files with 8 x 1TB HDDs in JBOD config. I also have a Popcorn Hour C200 media server in my network.

Now, whenever I map a network drive in Windows 7 x64, everything is working properly. When I restart my PC/Laptop/or any computer, it always shows me the "could not reconnect all network drives" message and I can see that all my network drives in My Computer have an "x" mark in them. The weird thing is that when I double-click any network drive, it connects successfully and the x mark disappears. Why is this happening? Why can't Win7 reconnect to the network drives upon startup without me manually accessing them first?

By the way, I'm on a workgroup network.


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26 Dec 2011   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Kevin. give it a shot to run the cmd in administrator mode.


it is the persistant option at the bottom that might help you.

Rich


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26 Dec 2011   #3
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
Kevin. give it a shot to run the cmd in administrator mode.


it is the persistant option at the bottom that might help you.

Rich
Sorry, I don't quite get what you want me to try? What command should I invoke in cmd?
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26 Dec 2011   #4
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
Kevin. give it a shot to run the cmd in administrator mode.


it is the persistant option at the bottom that might help you.

Rich
Sorry, I don't quite get what you want me to try? What command should I invoke in cmd?

net use drive: slashslash server\share /persistent (can't use \\ in here with name, wierd)

like this.

Rich


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26 Dec 2011   #5
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
Kevin. give it a shot to run the cmd in administrator mode.


it is the persistant option at the bottom that might help you.

Rich
Sorry, I don't quite get what you want me to try? What command should I invoke in cmd?

net use drive: slashslash server\share /persistent (can't use \\ in here with name, wierd)

like this.

Rich
Thanks, I'll try that. What does that persistent switch do anyways? So if I map my network drive under Windows Explorer, by default persistent is set to No?
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26 Dec 2011   #6
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Ok it still doesn't work. I noticed that if I set the computer to enter password every logon, the problem doesn't occur. But when I set it to NOT enter password, the problem is there. What else can I do?
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26 Dec 2011   #7
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

You can enter the userid and password in the command line. check out the net use /? lines
also, the persistant means keep it permanently

Rich
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27 Dec 2011   #8
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
You can enter the userid and password in the command line. check out the net use /? lines
also, the persistant means keep it permanently

Rich
Still doesn't work. AFAIK, using the map network drive in Windows Explorer and checking the "reconnect at logon" is the same as using the persistent switch in cmd.

Also, the network drives that I'm connecting to do not require any username and password.
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28 Dec 2011   #9
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

FWIW: what might be happening is that your ethernet connection is slow in connecting and acquiring an IP and your network drives can't find the server. It is a function of timing. I have had the same problem a couple of times and by rebooting several times after the initial mapping, it solved itself. I am at a loss otherwise.
Can it be assumed that your userid and password are the same on your network share?

Sorry to not be of more help but as I said, I think it is the timing thing..

Rich
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28 Dec 2011   #10
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

If you try Googling the problem, you will see a lot of hits regarding this problem. I agree with you that it's all about timing. When I put a username and password with Windows, after login there is no problem. But if there is no username password then it ALWAYS has the problem.
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