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How to disable the Reconnect at logon setting for a mapped network drive on Vista? How to disconnect already mapped drives?

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closed as off topic by sysadmin1138 Jul 10 '11 at 23:28

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Are you wanting to do this as a once off, or as a task via SMS or something on your network for all users? – RobertTheGrey Apr 30 '09 at 19:28
I want just to turn it off for a specific mapping. – Toro Apr 30 '09 at 21:17
up vote 4 down vote accepted

to disconnect, use:

net use Z: /d

Windows will not try to re-connect the drive when logging on again (unless the drive is actually being connected in a logon script or similar, of course).

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NET USE /PERSISTENT:NO will turn off persistence for future network mappings. If you already have the mapping, you need to delete it and recreate it after to change the setting.

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Works patially: persistence is OFF for future mappings, but I'm not able to kill my existing mapping... – Toro May 2 '09 at 14:24

You'll need to first disconnect from the server, then map it again to change it.

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It doesn't work, when I log off and log on again I still have a mapped drive, – Toro May 2 '09 at 14:22
my experience so far is also that this procedure is not sufficient; i end up with the drive still mapping automatically. – hakamadare Jul 15 '10 at 15:08

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