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Drives Created with the Subst Command Are Not Connected

This article was previously published under Q269163
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").
This behavior occurs because Windows 2000 does not display the drive status correctly.
Even though the drive icon contains a red "X", you are still able to access the drive.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
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

Article ID: 269163 - Last Review: 02/28/2007 21:37:25 - Revision: 3.3

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • kbprb kbshell KB269163