I am having some troubles with mapped network drives on Windows 7.
We have several Windows 7 machines that are trying to automatically connect to network shares (that are on a Windows 2008 server and an Ubuntu 8.04 samba share).
The drives do not autoconnect on login because the network connections are somehow dropping on boot and then reconnecting automatically.
This is what happens:
- User logs in (domain user, any user works so on login there is a network connection)
- Desktop appears
- A red cross appears over the network symbol
- A messages pops up with the warning that not all network drives could be reattached
- The red cross disappears
- Clicking on the network drives from explorer connects that automatically
We have found 1 fix though, which is setting a static IP address. While this works, it is not the solution we are looking for.
Does anyone know why Windows 7 tries to renegotiate with the dhcp server on login? And whether this can be disabled?