Microsoft KB Archive/92597
Article ID: 92597
Article Last Modified on 9/26/1999
- Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1
This article was previously published under Q92597
You have persistent connections enabled, but you can't use File Manager to disconnect a network drive connection that isn't currently active.
If a persistent connection cannot be made to a server, it does not display in File Manager. Because it does not show up in File Manager, you can't use File Manager to disable the persistent connection.
To disable an inactive persistent connection, you must use the NET USE command from the MS-DOS command prompt.
In the following example, drive M is an inactive persistent connection:
NET USE M: /D /PER:NO
This disables the connection, but causes the following error message to be displayed:
To verify that the persistent connection has indeed been disabled, use the command:
NET USE /PER:LIST
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups offers a feature known as persistent connections. This feature allows Windows for Workgroups to automatically reconnect a workstation to various network drives as configured by the user. Persistent connections are normally handled through the File Manager, but File Manager cannot disable a persistent connection if the connection is not currently active.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows for Workgroups version 3.1. This problem does not occur in later versions of the product.
Additional query words: 3.1 3.10