Networking & wireless forum: VPN connection and mapped network drive

by: wmike95 April 20, 2005 4:43 PM PDT

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VPN connection and mapped network drive

by wmike95 - 4/20/05 4:43 PM

Hello,

I connect to my company server through a VPN and must sync with a server folder for a program we use.

The network drive will not map unless the VPN connection is completed first.
As I usually use my company laptop for this purpose,
I have found that if I check off the "reconnect at log on" box while mapping the network drive, it fails to do so at login because the VPN is not yet connected.
I tried adding the VPN shortcut to my start up program but Windows trys to logon the network drive prior to processing this folder.

Can I set this up so that the VPN will connect first and then map the drive afterwards, each time I start up my laptop?
I am using Windows XP Pro and shut down the laptop after each use for transport.
Thanks
Mike

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