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martywalker
11-03-2005, 03:06 PM
Hi all,

I came across an interesting piece of info regarding Windows drive mapping. I have a small workgroup that runs Win2K as it server - I have less than 10 machines - with drives mapped as per usual for my screamernet setup (under BNR) to work.

I found that when I initially log into my workstation (automatically or via prompt) the mapped drives appear but with a little red tick under it. It's not until I click on a drive that the contents become available and applications can get access to files. In a situation where I might have a 10 machine renderfarm, the thought of going to each machine and clicking on each mapped drive for each machine fills me with fricken dread.

If you have this problem this article may help. A simple change to the registry is all it takes.

http://www.windowsitpro.com/Windows/Articles/ArticleID/38952/pg/3/3.html

Regards
Martin