Drive mappings come and go

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I installed a new server: Windows 2003 Server, using Active Directory. Clients are all WinXP Pro. At each workstation, I mapped drive P: to point to the accounting data on the server. Everything was working fine. A few days later, I did the Symantec Client Security upgrade as a managed system with the Symantec Security Console. A day later they called me back to say that they were unable to access the accounting data. I went to their office and found that the Peachtree message was saying that drive P: was unavailable. Using Windows Explorer, I searched for drive P:, found it - and then Peachtree worked. This has happened several times on various workstations, and has shown up with other drive mappings that seem to be disconnected from the application's point of view, but you can explore the mapped drive, and then the application works again. 1) I don't know if it's related to the Symantec Client Security upgrade, but I wanted you to have all of the info that may be relevant. 2) In the drive map dialogue window, "Reconnect" is checked. So, how do I make the drive mappings "stick?"

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is the drive mapped local or through scripts? i would suggest a script local seem to have issues once in a while.
second check out Symantecs web site I thought I saw something there about drive mapping going away after a update.

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  • Gekko1
    I had a similar problem until I started using ScriptLogic. Now my drive mappings are set with a /persistent switch, and no more problems.
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