Archive for March, 2013

Unable to access network shares until you click on them – EnableLinkedConnections

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Came across this issue recently – when you boot a Windows 7 PC the network shares do not work until you click on them, and then they are all fine. Some programs cant get into the folders to access the data until you activate them – which is annoying to say the least (why isnt it automatic ?).

So the fix ? Registry edit time -
In regedit navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Add a NEW DWORD called EnableLinkedConnections, and set its value to 1.

Reboot and you should find your network drives no longer are inactive on boot.