Network Drive Manager is a dedicated Windows software for managing network drives. During Windows logon it will reconnect the network drives that were configured using NDM, where after they're kept 'alive' to prevent deactivation.
In case NDM is started before any network connection is available (this is usually the case when Windows on a computer) a reconnect mechanism with a short interval is used until all network drives are connected where after reconnect mechanism with a longer interval is put in place.
Optionally it can launch applications or documents when all network drives have been successfully connected.
Windows does not properly reconnect network drives after logon that have been configured using Map Network Drive in Windows Explorer with the "Reconnect at logon" feature checked. Although they're visible in Windows Explorer, they are usually not activated.
This causes problems when e.g. a network drive is used as a central location to store documents and/or settings. Applications that use these documents and/or settings stored on the network drive will complain or even fail to start because the network location is not accessible.
Even if the network drive would have been
Here are some key features of "Network Drive Manager":