Automatically re-connect mapped drives?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by saeltmarae2k, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. saeltmarae2k

    saeltmarae2k OSNN Addict

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    Hey guys. I have a PC with a 802.11 PCI card. Long story short, when Windows boots, it attempts to mount my mapped drives before my PCI card connects to my network. How can I prevent this? If I can't "re-order" the startup items, how can I automatically repair the connection to the mapped drives once network communications are established?

    Thanks!
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Create a batch file to run on Startup.

    net use R: /d /y
    net use R: "UNC Path"
     
  3. saeltmarae2k

    saeltmarae2k OSNN Addict

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    Okay, I'll give that a try. Do I not need to add un/pw combos?
     
  4. madmatt

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    Only if you have the shares password protected some how. Otherwise the batch script will create the mappings using your logon credentials.
     
  5. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    I'm sure it is possible to use gpedit.msc to make windows wait until the network has been initialised before logging in.....

    gpedit.msc ---> Administrative templates --> System --> Logon
    then change the "Always wait for the network at computer startup" to Enabled.
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2006
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  6. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    When I login with no network connection (either wifi or I haven't enabled my nic yet) the drives simply show as disconnected. When I try to access them and the network is available they connect. I still get the little balloon about not being able to reconnect network drives but I ignore it.