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We have a file server running Windows 2003 Server which has several folder shares. When I have to shut down the file server for maintenance, I have to reboot every single workstation as their shortcuts don't work after the file server is rebooted.

  • What are the shortcut configurations? – user48838 Jul 24 '11 at 10:22
  • What OS on the workstations? – Chopper3 Jul 24 '11 at 10:48
  • windows Xp Professional – kevin Jul 24 '11 at 15:01
  • I am sure there must be a simple solution that i am over looking but after searching the web i am not sure what it is? – kevin Jul 24 '11 at 17:54
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Are the shortcuts pointing to a UNC path or a network drive mapped on the workstation? There seems to be a problem with network drives not refreshing themselves automatically. If it's an UNC path, I'd see if file server's IP changes after a reboot, maybe its a dns cache issue.

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