Red X Over Mapped Drive with Windows 7 /Vista

IT Problem

Occasionally after rebooting your windows 7 or visa pc when you try to attach to you mapped network drives they will have a red x over them.This is seen quite often in windows 7 and vista.

red x on mapped drives

red x on mapped drives

IT Solution

This is a known problem with microsoft and can be fixed two ways, the first is to disable UAC

If this does not fix the issue then use the link below and run the patch supplied by microsoft

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9741489

Tags: Mapped drives

Allen White

Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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