Drives Created with the Subst Command Are Not Connected

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SYMPTOMS

If you create a drive using the subst command, when you open My Computer, the drive is displayed as a disconnected network drive (the icon contains a red "X").

CAUSE

This behavior occurs because Windows 2000 does not display the drive status correctly.

RESOLUTION

Even though the drive icon contains a red "X", you are still able to access the drive.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about the subst command, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
218740 Cannot Use Subst.exe with UNC Path

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Article ID: 269163 - Last Review: February 28, 2007 - Revision: 3.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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