Windows Thread, Annoying mapped drive problem in Technical; We map the usual S: drive for our SIMs. When a user launches SIMs they get the error as if ...
8th January 2009, 04:46 PM #1
Annoying mapped drive problem
We map the usual S: drive for our SIMs. When a user launches SIMs they get the error as if the mapped drive doesnt exist. If you look in my computer it is there. If you open it up then just close it, SIMs will run
I have tried using a vbs script and a batch file to map the drive, with and without the persistant switch. I am sure this is definately a windows issue and I just need to change the behaviour slightly through reg/GP
8th January 2009, 04:53 PM #2
Could it be the computer is loosing connection to the server? When you go into the drive it is reconnecting the drive?
8th January 2009, 05:00 PM #3
I would have a look at your power management settings. Sounds like either you bios or windows are setting your NIC to sleep mode. which is why when you open it manually it wakes it up and then starts working.
8th January 2009, 05:19 PM #4
We had this with users wandering aimlessly around with their laptops "on" dropping in and out of the wireless resulting in a "Windows disconnected network drive" error.
Two possible trains of thought for resolution.
2) Rely on a local connect.ini file pointing to the SQL Server (ie, bypassing the perceived "need" for the S Drive map to be working at initialisation stage looking for s:\sims\connect.ini.
We opted for 1), but 2) might work too.
8th January 2009, 05:48 PM #5
Thank you for all the suggestions I will try them tomorrow.
8th January 2009, 07:02 PM #6
The S: drive doesn't have any references in the users profile does it?
A while back, we re-did all our profiles and I accidentally left a reference to the sims drive in the profile, needless to say that sometimes SIMS would not work, once I fixed the profile issue, it hasn't gone wrong since.
8th January 2009, 07:06 PM #7
When you cannot see or access S:\ can you open up a command prompt and ping your domain controller?
8th January 2009, 07:56 PM #8
The S: Drive is there in My computer. It just ignores it until you click on it.
It's not a profile problem as we have only just started mapping the S: drive on this domain. Everything works perfectly apart from that.
25th January 2011, 12:14 PM #9
I have a problem, sims works fine running from the F drive, the F drive just doesnt show as SIMS it says Disconnected network drive. No idea why it is doing this. Any suggestions, its also suddenly started showing on the student profiles unlike before but as we block acces to F they cant access it.
25th January 2011, 02:21 PM #10
why map F drive to students then block it ? it might be causing the students to slow down.
Originally Posted by jonnykewell1
was F used for any thing else in the past ?? i had same problem pass ICT Manager used S for staffarea after a gpo change S ran sims but said staffarea and showed disconnected just had to Net use s: /del and relogon
Originally Posted by jonnykewell1
25th January 2011, 02:24 PM #11
are you useing offline files?? i had this with XP
Originally Posted by ChrisH
like kmount said had to re-educate the staff to reconnect.
25th January 2011, 03:07 PM #12
What's everone's favourite method for re-educating staff? Mine is sarcasm, followed by biting wit and eventually just a contemptuous shake of the head.
Originally Posted by Cools
25th January 2011, 03:13 PM #13
I think there is an option in Group Policy which allows you to "wait for network before logging on". Maybe worth giving this a shot? Could just be a network/speed issue to your sims server.
25th January 2011, 03:55 PM #14
i try the " if you ignor them they will go away" Some times it works.. lol
Originally Posted by Earthling
25th January 2011, 04:06 PM #15
have i missed how you are connecting the drive to the profile ? login VBS i assume ?
Post it here so we can have a look
By mullet_man in forum Scripts
Last Post: 10th September 2008, 09:54 PM
By Ben_Stanton in forum Windows
Last Post: 11th July 2008, 10:31 AM
By theeldergeek in forum Wireless Networks
Last Post: 2nd June 2008, 03:21 PM
By d4476m in forum Windows
Last Post: 11th February 2008, 02:03 PM
By ozydave in forum Network and Classroom Management
Last Post: 13th June 2007, 03:13 PM
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)