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    Windows 7 disconned mapped drives and printer connections

    We're using Windows 7 clients and 2003 R2 servers, for some reason the mapped drives will disconnect and the only way to reconnect them is to restart the clients.

    Logging off and back on again has no effect.
    Doubble clicking the disconnected drive has no effect.
    Re-running the logon script (batch) has no effect.

    In addition to the drive mappings disconnecting, the printer connections stop working.

    Has anyone else had any of these issues?

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    yes, exactly as you described. there doesn't seem to be any pattern to why it happens either

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    Do run ISA on your server/s Beaches511?

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    nope, not on any of them

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    We have the same issue, although our back end comprises of Sever 2008 domain controllers and 2008R2 file servers, in an ESXi environment. Not really sure why its happening.

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    We are having this problem there's a similar thread also at the moment. I resorted today after complaints that staff can't print, to setting the laptop power settings to never going to sleep, left the on battery settings alone. No further problems reported!

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    It sounds like the power option on your NICs could be set to energy saving mode. W7 Will turn off the NIC in the background to save power. My guess is that when it turns back on (all of this is transparent BTW) 2003 won't let it reconnect without re-authenticating.
    Go to your NIC properties, click the Power Saving tab and uncheck 'Allow computer to turn off deviuce to save power'. Let me know if this works.

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    Done that for the wireless adaptor, will I need to do it for the wired adaptor?

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    If they are connected via the wired LAN at any point then yes.

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    Done that still happening, so cancel post about laptop not going to sleep, it's still happening and driving me mad

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    So this is still happening and still driving me crazy! Set the nic settings, laptop never goes to sleep, etc etc. Any one else got this happening?

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    i am also having this issue. has anybody found a fix for this issue?

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    No luck so far, it seems to happen randomly sometimes a couple of times a day or might be ok one day then keep disconnecting the next.

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    have you tried disabling IPv6 on the client, this was causing me some problems with not allowing reconnection to an offline drive despite the lan being connected, and disabling IPv6 looks like it might have fixed this for me.

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