[Samba] XP clients regularly lost mapped samba share. samba 3.5

Helmut Hullen Hullen at t-online.de
Wed Mar 31 15:29:00 MDT 2010

Hallo, John,

Du meintest am 31.03.10:

>>>> How do they lose the connection?
>>> I am working in a (very small) LAN with a Samba 3.4.x server, a
>>> Windows- 2000 client and a Windows XP-Home client.

>> They just can not use "P" drive after some time.
>> 1. User simple mount network share as permanent drive named "P". All
>> ok. 2. Some time later,in the morning, user come and starting the
>> job and see disconnected drive "P".
>> 3. I very confused, because i have 2 Win XP Professional clients,
>> who never lost mapped disks. Second thing = They never had same
>> problems with 2003 (as they say)

> Automatic disconnection after a period of inactivity is normal and by
> clicking on the drive reconnect without issue. Is that not working?

Windows XP Home (in my LAN): no such problem.
Windows 2000: automatic disconnection. And clicking on the share name  
doesn't help in any case, clicking on the "target" icon doesn't help in  
any case (sometimes it helps).

Only "net view <IP-address>" or "search computer" does reconnect in  
every case. Nasty.

Changing the registry as shown in


doesn't help. I've set "disconnect" to 7220, but the system (Windows  
2000) disconnects after about 15 minutes.

Samba 3.2, 3.4 and 3.5

Viele Gruesse!

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