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Mapping a network drive from XP to NT server


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Aengus

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I am trying to map a network drive from a fresh XP install to a server running NT server. I am able to map the drive but when I reboot it doesn't maintain the connection. The box is click to reconnect on startup. I can not understand why the drive will not stay connected at reboot? Any help would be appreciated! I need to make this happen. :)
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For a temporary workaround, you could connect it through DOS:

net use X: \\servername\directory

where X: is the drive you want to be mapped

just make a .bat file and stick it in the startup directory. I've had to do this in the past, it's not the most glamorous but it gets the job done.
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Thanks for the fast reply! It was a dumb mistake... I set up an account on the server and on the client but tried logging into the server as the client. Anyhow... situation resolved. Thanks again.
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