[Samba] Disconnected network drive

Adam Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Wed Nov 29 17:37:18 GMT 2006

On Tue, 2006-11-28 at 18:30 -0500, Paul Abrahams wrote:
> I have a couple of Linux directories that are being exported via Samba running 
> under SuSE 10.0.  On the Windows side, each of them is assigned a (mapped) 
> drive letter.  In the "My Computer" list they initially show up as 
> "Disconnected Network Drive".  If I attempt to access a file within one of 
> them, the access fails with an indication that the drive does not exist.  
> (For example, if the drive letter is H:, doing "H:" from a C> prompt gives 
> that message.)   However, if in Windows I click on the drive, I get to see 
> its contents and the status changes to "Network Drive".  At that point the 
> drive contents become available to my Windows applications.

This disconnected thing normal, and controlled on the Windows side.
Just ignore it.  Use UNCs not [stupid legacy] drive letters.

If I recall correctly there is some registry tweak which relates to

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