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I have managed to share my server drives of my Win XP and browse from my Mac notebook, but when I have some server restart, I cannot get it reestablished with the 'remembered' settings.

Is this a known problem?

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Are you trying to have the share re-mounted when the WinXP server comes back up? – pcapademic Jan 16 '10 at 21:39
Eric, my question appears to be misleading (see my comment below to Jon). BTW - did you tag it as "belongs-on-superuser"?? If so, why, I thought this was appropriate here since it is network / client-server question. I have only briefly visited super-user and I thought that was more 'power' questions of a general nature. Help me understand so I can be a better serverfault citizen. -Sincerely mobibob – mobibob Jan 17 '10 at 5:13

You need to add the network drive to your login items in the accounts section of the System preferences - it won't reconnect if you don't.

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Hi Jon, Upon reading your answer and re-reading my question, my question is not what I meant to ask. I actually have not had problem at the macbook side rebooting and remembering my network places. I put them in the Finder navigation panel. What I meant to ask about is when the server reboots. I will credit you with this answer as that was a feature I did not now about and it is a solution to my (unintended question). I will post a new question for what I originally was looking for. -thanks mobibob – mobibob Jan 17 '10 at 4:44
Yikes - if your server is re-booting enough to cause a problem - you have bigger problems! Snow Leopard handles server disconnects a lot better than Leopard - you might consider upgrading. – Jon Rhoades Jan 17 '10 at 9:50
Well if it's a Windows XP "Server" reboots aren't really all that unexpected.. – Helvick Jan 17 '10 at 14:22

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