Stop Automatic Disconnection of Network Drive
Your mapped drives to a network share may be disconnected after a regular interval of inactivity, and Windows Explorer may display a red “X” on the icon of the mapped drive. Accessing a program that depends on this mapped drive may fail. However, if you try to access or browse the mapped drive, it reconnects quickly.
It is simple to fix.
There are a couple ways. The first way is by far the easiest since it just involves you remoting to the afflicted user:
- opening a CMD (admin) prompt.
- net config server /autodisconnect:-1
- Press return and that’s it.
The other way is with the Registry Editor.
- Click Start, click Run, type regedit (Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003) or type regedt32 (Windows NT 4.0), and then click OK.
- Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
- In the right pane, click the autodisconnect value, and then on the Edit menu, click Modify. If the autodisconnect value does not exist, follow these steps:
- On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click REG_DWORD.
- Type autodisconnect, and then press ENTER.
- On the Edit menu, click Modify.
- Click Hexadecimal.
- In the Value data box, type ffffffff, and then click OK.