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    Workstation fails to pick up mapped drive

    We have a server running SIMS in a workgroup and have currently one PC from the curriculum network which connects to it - works fine when set up.

    I have physically mapped the drive and also set the map up as a BAT file for startup but after a reboot the mapped drive fails to show and has to be physically reset again - what am I missing

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    What is in the batch file?

    How are you launching it on start up?

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    Try

    Code:
    net use S: /delete
    at the beginning of the batch file.

    Let me know how you get on, could you post a copy of the batch file?

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    Thanks folks. My current mapdrive.bat reads:

    @echo off
    cls

    net use t: /d /y

    net use t: \\****\simsdata /<***** >:<*****>

    exit
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    Shove a ping -n 5 name-of-sims-server in in front of that and log the whole lot out to a text file so you can see whether it's running before the network connection is established or whatnot.

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    Also check the error logs to see why the map failed.

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    are they able to login using cached logins? if so enable wait for network at startup via gpo - you may find that they are logging in using cached settings it cannot map the drive due to the network card not being ready

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