|The network is a dedicated T1 line between the cities, not the internet cloud. And I appreciate your pointer of the correct format for sharename and server. I was shortcutting for convenience, as putting in exact format and information adds nothing to the problem description. However, I have found the solution.|
Each station has to have someone login one time to the share.
START / RUN / \\SERVER\SHAREME
Enter the user ID / password pair, close the windows.
Then using the steps
START / RUN / cmd.exe
enter the network information in the command box as:
net use \\servername\shareme
net use /persistent:yes
No errors are displayed, no request for password or ID is asked. Then close the command window.
Then reboots do not affect the network use after this setup. So to get the total functionality, only one login is ever done. No batch is needed, no script.
Thanks for the help. Hope this can help someone else.