NT4/2000 Restart/Reboot with mapped Network drivers

by Johannes Helmig [Published on 1 May 2001 / Last Updated on 1 May 2001]

You have created (="mapped") a network drive in NT4 or a network drive in Windows 2000
( on this issue, Windows 95/98/ME offer a better solution via a "Quick Logon") with
the option to "Reconnect at logon", but at the time of a restart / reboot of the NT4 or Windows
2000 system, the system sharing the resource is powered off, resulting now to an error message:

the network drive with the failed connection is marked with a red cross:

Windows 2000

Once the system sharing the resource is powered up, just use the mapped drive, the system
will establish now the network connection.
If you attempt to use such a "red crossed" network drive and the other system it not yet ready,
then the error message "the network path was not found" will be displayed:

Windows 2000

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The Author — Johannes Helmig

Dr.Johannes Helmig is working as Director, Technical Knowledge Management in the Belgium office of Gerber Technology where he is involved in Customer Service and internal training, with special interest in Networking.


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