Mapping a linux drive on Windows and getting it to "Stick"

By hansoffate
Jan 25, 2007
  1. I am trying to map a drive on Windows and get it to stick. Right now it is mapping, but as soon as the user logs off and logs back on, it is there but it says disconnected. We have to go there, and set it up again. Any ideas?

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

    I assume that by "Linux drive" you mean a directory shared with Sambe..

    "Set it up again" means what?

    What happens when you try to open this disconnected drive?
  3. hansoffate

    hansoffate TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nevermind. We solved it. It turns out in order for a mapped network drive to "Reconnect on Login" to a linux folder, the user has to have the same password on the linux box as they do on the windows box.

    Thanks for the help
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    That's correct for the 'auto reconnect'.

    Using any other uid/password, the connection will show as disconnected and
    a double click on the share-point will prompt for the User/Password that made the connection.

    To KEEP the mapping, don't disconnect it, just logoff as you're currently doing :)
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