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Unable to access Windows 7 Workgroup mapped drives.

Q: Unable to access Windows 7 Workgroup mapped drives.

I have a Windows PC used purely for storage. It is shared by 10 other Laptops.

The laptops are running Windows 10.
I created users on the Win 7 PC.
Shared the folders.
Created mapped drives on the Win 10 laptops.
This has been operating with very few issues for a number of years.
Today 2 laptops are unable to access the mapped drives.
I have uninstalled the Antivirus.
I have updated the Intel Lan cards.
Run Ipconfig /renew. Wouldn't renew.

Changed the registry setting - HKey-Local Machine\system\... to allow access.
PROBLEM solved - Windows 7 update caused a conflict. Rolled back to a previous restore point - Bingo it worked.

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Well, not exactly. I have NAS drives and mapped them just like I did on my Windows 7 laptop. It all works fine and the NAS drives show up just fine in network link too. Everything is Ethernet connected. But I see anomalies. If I reboot my machine, or even turn it off and switch it back on fairly soon after then I occasionally get a message about one of the drives being unable to connect. So I then go to 'this pc' and see a Red Cross through one of the drives. If I double click it then it either connects instantly or I will get the green bar filling for about 20-30 secs before it connects. I only have to do it once as after that access is instant every time I go to it. Now this doesn't happen all the time and it never happens if I turn the machine off and start it up after leaving it alone for an extended period. It just seems to be more likely after doing a restart or turning back on within minutes of it last being on.

but I do also notice that when I am in outlook and someone sends me a file (such as jpg pic) that I want to save to my NAS drives. I will click the attachment and select ' save as' and navigate to one of the NAS drives and it will not browse its contents straight away, you can kind of see it trying to open up and eventually after a few seconds it suddenly responds. And again it only occurs once, subsequent navigations all react instantly , for example I go into a second attachment to save down. It's hard to explain but I am inclined to think Windows 10 is just... Read more

A:Unable to connect to mapped drives

10 is not buggy. Just that you have to treat it like a new car, and not go overboard on making a bunch of huge changes, that can cause any OS to break.

Unless you are physically running Windows 10, there is really nothing that we cannot answer, that has already been stated in various threads on this site. If you are having issues with Windows 7, I suggest that you go to sevenforums.com.

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I have a batch file that must be run as administrator.
The batch file simply starts an application (MyApp.exe).

the problem is that because the batch file is run as admin, MyApp.exe can't access networks drives.
Since mapped drives are specific to users context, I activated admin account, logged in and mapped a drive.

but still MyApp.exe can't access the mapped network drive when it's run from the batch file.
Is there any possible way to access a network drive when an application is run as admin?

OS: windows 8 Pro x64

Any kind of solution is much appreciated.

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Hello,

I have a sales rep in Latin America who is having problems connecting to our server in the US. He can get his email fine, but cannot access his documents (offline sync'd) or the public drives on the server which are mapped on his pc. It's prompting for a username and password but states that they are incorrect. I pulled 8 trojans off his machine, but I don't think that's the problem.

I've reinstalled the SBS Connection Manager hoping that would fix the problem, but I've rebooted his computer and cannot see it on our network. He's in a meeting so I'll have to wait until he's back and logs in to gain access again.

Any thoughts on why this connection is not working?

I have one other thing I just thought of and that's to make sure that he's logging in via the domain, and not just locally on the computer... otherwise I'm out of ideas.
 

A:VPN connection - no access to mapped drives on server

he can see the folders so i don't think its a firewall issue...
make sure netbeui is enabled on the vpn tunnel for the network drives to work properly

yeah i would check his connection/login parameters
 

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Hi,

Some time ago a friend and I set up my home network. We had trouble with the workstations losing access to mapped drives.
He found a fix, he said we needed to turn off something in XP. It worked perfectly. But last week, one of my hard drives crashed and I had to replace it.
I have one computer with Server 2000 and 4 with XP pro. I can access the mapped drives if I reboot or logoff and on again. They just seem to lose connectivity if I they don't have any contact for a few hours.
I've searched the internet for days looking for the solution. I know it's simple, I just can't remember what it is I need to turn off.

A:loose access to mapped drives on network

When you confirgure the mapped drives make sure reconnect at logon is checked.

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Hi there,
We have a network with 1 Windows Server 2012 and 5 workstations setup up with Windows 10 and Windows 7, all pro. There are 3 mapped drives to shared folders, accessed by all workstations. In only one, with Windows 7 pro, after a few days, one of the mapped
drives stoped returning all information. We deleted the mapped drive and remapped again but with no result. However, by accessing the shared folder through IP we were able to see all the information. This only happens in one shared folder in one particular
workstation. The others are ok.

Any ideas?

Best Regards.
Nélio Abreu

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Hello,
I have 3 interfaces running Win7 on a company network with 3 network share drives on the server.
These interfaces are part of WORKGROUP.  Mapped drives work while on WORKGROUP settings.
When changing to company domain, drives are no longer mapped with an error 1909.
Tried disabled Windows firewall but this did not help.  Also disconnected drives and tried remapping them to the interface.
Still getting error 1909.  When I return settings to WORKGROUP network status, share drives are accessible.
There are 3 other interfaces running Win7 on the network that I switched to the domain and were able to connect to drives.
Please advise with any new options.
Thank you,
Troy

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Can any one help me in solving my network problem ?

I am having 3 Pcs with win xp pro . When i try to access the network , it says the workgroup is not accessible. But if i type the other system ip in run command ,i am able to access .How to access my workgroup directly.
 

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I have 4 computer in my home. (2 xp home and 2 pro.) and joining the same workgroup. All are working properly without any problem previously. However, I have met a problem recently.

When I try to access the network neighbourhood, it pop up an error dialog box:

" is not accessible. You may not have permission to access this server. Please contact your Administrator....".

All of my PC have disable the firewall and it can connect to the PC directly by type the PC name. Does anyone meet the same problem before?
 

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I have 2 PC's both running XP Pro. I have a Lynx's Wireless router model BEFW11S4. I have one computer with EtherFast 10/100 Lan Card and 1 PCI wireless card. Both computers connect to the internet via the Lynx's cable modem. I am able to connect to the internet with no problems on both computers.
The problem is that I am unable to connect to the workgroup on each computer. I go to network places and show workgroup computers and it tells me that the workgroup is not available, and that I may not have permissions to access that workgroup. Whats weird is that on the wireless computer, in the system tray it shows that the computer is connected to the workgroup. Although when the wireless PC comes up, it does not make the connection to the workgroup until I manually connect. It says because the WEP setting is not set, it won't auto connect. So I configured the WEP setting, and the PC would not even connect to the internet then.

My goal is to be able to share files on each computer in the shared files folder and the printer on the wireless computer and make sure both can connect to the internet. I have gone to the share files and security and made the shared documents folder shared, and I still can't see anybody. I am also unable to see the other computer from the computer I am on.

Please give detailed instructions or questions.

Thanks.
 

A:Unable to access Workgroup 2PC net

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I have connected two Win XP computers through a hub. ICS seems to be wrking, but one computer (B) is unable to access the other computer (A). Computer A is able to ful ly access computer B. I have turned off simple file sharing, but cannot set permissions so that a user of B can access A. When I look for users in locations, only the local computer and user are available. How do I set permission for the user on the other computer?
 

A:Unable to access workgroup computer

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OK
Here is the problem

Running a peer to peer XP network at my sister's church.
8 computers in the workgroup.
Not using a domain , only a workgroup.

New Dell computer was purchased to be used as Bookkeeper Computer.

Church software files were moved from old bookkeeper computer to new one.
All other computers set up as workstations. Software runs and is installed thur mapped network drive.

The problems is that everytime we restart any workstation computers they lose the mapped drive. If you browse the network to access Bookkeeper computer you must give logon name and password to access that computer. After you log on then you can map network drive and use software.

It never work that way before the new Dell computer and always stayed mapped without logon info. I can easily access any other computer on the network with out logging on .

Church Software support says it is a network problem. But what is baffling to me is that you must use church software logon info to access the Bookkeeper computer.

Is this a logon or user account setting problem on the new Dell?

Software support told me that Bookkeeper computer had to be logged on a network administrator. I have it set to logon automatically (go to welcome screen) . I changed it in user account setting to go to windows logon screen but did not seem to help (not using a password)

Any suggestions? Help!!!!
 

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Hi I have a home network of 4 computers. I have recently installed Windows 7 on 3 of them - the other is XP Professional. Since then I have not been able to see/share/ping with any of the computers, which are all in the same workgroup. Also If i try to set up a Homegroup on the 3 Windows 7 pcs after creating a homegroup then trying to join it on a 2nd pc the message There is currently no homegroup on the network is displayed. My knowledge of networking is small. The networking Trouble Shooter gives a 'Your computer appears to be correctly configured but the DNS Server is not responding'. The Homegroup troubleshooter cannot find a problem on either machine. I have no problems connecting to the Internet from any machine. Any help would be greatfully appreciated.

A:Unable to Access Any Other Computer in Workgroup or Homegroup

Hi BillyAsh, have you tried 'Network' method ?

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I have a home network via a wired router wiith 5 ("A" - "E") computers all in the same workgroup running Win XP. All the workgroup computers are visible from each other. However, all of a sudden one of the computers ("A") cannot be accessed to share its files or even to check its properties. When I try to get to "A" from Network Neighborhood, I get these error messages: " 'A' is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource" or "You do not have appropriate access rights for this server" It ("A") is able to get into others on the netwok and copy, move etc file to it without problems. File sharing etc.is turned on for the Shared documents folder. I tried turning off my firewall, etc (Norton Internet Security) and because I use Norton, my Windows firewall is normally off. Still the same problem. I can "Ping" "A" without problems from "B" etc.I've run and rerun the Win XP Network Setup Wizard without correcting the problem and know the computer is on the network but there must be some security setting I'm missing (This is one of my kid's computers so they may have changed something unknown to me). I've also run the most recent Norton AntiVirus scan. "A" has Win XP Home and "B" has Home, "C" has XP Pro.

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A:Solved: Unable to access workgroup computer

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Unable to access workgroup templates with Office 97

Steps to point word and powerpoint to use templates:
--If not mapped to correct share -- then map
--Open Word
--Tools
--Options
--File Location
--Select Workgroup templates
--Modify
--Select template share
--Close
--File
--New
--Template folders in share should appear as tabs

I have noticed with Office 2k that when you select LAN share only the letter is show (ex. T:\)
With office 97 the share name shows (ex. \\cwsfs2\templates)

Error with Office 97 when going to File - New
Cannot open the template in the Workgroup Template location you selected.

Any ideas on how to fix

Thanks
 

A:Unable to access workgroup templates with Office 97

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One evening I attempted to install windows 8. After the installation it repeatedly booted back into the windows installation. After removing the install disk, it booted into windows 7 normally. I decided to install a clean copy of windows 7 and that's when the problem appeared. The windows insall will not allow me access to ANY hard drive shown. Says unable to find windows partition or something like that. I've tried reformatting all the drives and same message always comes up. I cannot re-install Windows 7?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Unable to access Hard Drives in Windows 7 installation

It MIGHT be because Windows 8 installed as a GPT Partition...

But, Windows 7 and Vista can only see a GPT Partition as a non-booting data drive, unless using an UEFI BIOS.

Which MIGHT be why your Windows installation 'cannot see' an INSTALLABLE drive.

I would suggest Booting from a LINUX Bootable CD or USB Stick and reformat the Hard Drive to MBR,
i.e. delete the partition and recreate it as MBR and format to NTFS

Then reinstall Windows 7...

Hope this was helpful

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We are trying to install an business banking application (XP vintage software) in Windows 8.1 Pro but it cannot see the mapped drives.

A:Old application can't see mapped drives in Windows 8.1

Hi,
As my understanding, you encounter the issue that the mapped drive doesn?t appear in you Windows 8.1. If there is any misunderstand, please help to clarify.

For this issue, we can try following steps to check the results:
Step 1: Disable Fast startup in Windows 8.1 and restart computer.
How to Turn "Fast Startup" On or Off for a Hybrid Boot in Windows 8 and 8.1
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/6320-fast-startup-turn-off-windows-8-a.html
Step 2: Let?s try to map this driver again via command line:
How to Map Network Drives From the Command Prompt in Windows
http://www.howtogeek.com/118452/how-to-map-network-drives-from-the-command-prompt-in-windows/

If the issue still persists, please try to install the latest network adapter driver from manufacturer website to see what?s going one.

In addition, I recommend you check the compatibility of this app on Windows 8.1 compatible center. Since the incompatible app may cause many issues on your current system:

Compatibility Center
http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/compatibility/CompatCenter/Home?Language=en-IN

Hope these could be helpful.Kate Li
TechNet Community Support

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We are a college campus and faculty and staff are using Windows 7 enterprise
with SP1. I also have 3 servers running DFS. Prior to installing Windows 7 DFS
worked fine for a couple of years now some not all are having issue connecting
to the DFS share they are mapped to it just shows a RED X. After period of time
it will come back by itself. But again another day it reverts back to the RED X
when we click on the RED x drive it prompts us for username and password but
when we enter credentials it just keeps prompting and won't stop
I had one user told me she was prompted for credentials after clicking on the
DFS drive that had the RED X and gave up. she came back from lunch and the red x
was gone.
After a period of time all users experience differenct times the RED x
disappears and the user can use the drive a day or two later the RED x appears
again. the only recourse we have is the map the user directly to the server and
not use dFS

A:isse with Windows 7 and mapped DFS drives

There are some registry tweaks you can do to resolve this issue, can you try out the following settings on a single machine to see if it resolves the issue:

Click Start, click Run, type regedit (Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003) or type regedt32(Windows
NT 4.0), and then click OK.Locate and then click the following key in the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters

In the right pane, click the autodisconnect value, and then on the Edit menu, click Modify. If theautodisconnect value
does not exist, follow these steps:

On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click REG_DWORD.Type autodisconnect, and then press ENTER.
On the Edit menu, click Modify.Click Hexadecimal.In the Value data box, type ffffffff, and then click OK.
NOTE: The client-side session is automatically disconnected when the idling time lasts more than the duration that is set
in KeepConn. Therefore, the session is disconnected according to the shorter set duration value between AutoDisConnect and KeepConn. To change the time-out duration in the client-side during a UNC connection, specify the arbitrary time in KeepConn.
Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Service\lanmanworkstation\parameters
Value: KeepConn 
Data type : REG_DWORD 
Ra... Read more

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I have some drives being mapped in a logon script that is set up on my domain account on a Windows 2003 server system. They map fine under Windows XP, however I have just set up a new Windows 7 system to begin testing and logged on with the same account, but the drives are not mapped. So I am guessing the logon script is not running, but I'm not sure. I searched the web for this issue and others are having it, but there were no definite answers that I could find. Surely someone else has come across some information on this issue.

Thanks. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

A:Mapped drives not showing on Windows 7

win 7 box added to the domain?
in the same OU as the xp box?

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Hi
I have a problem with a Windows 7 Pro PC in SBS2K11 domain.
After some time the PC looses all mapped drives in "Computer", but I can see the mapped drives via Explorer
Via Network connection I can see everything and I can open files etc.

If I make a restart of the PC the mapped drives are back again in "Computer"
In Event log there are no errors
We have updated firmware og drivers
A hint would be nice
Best Reagrds


John B

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I'm ready to pull my hair out. Seriously. Something so simple..

Alright I have a user. I recently moved her documents folder to their domain server for backup purposes. I moved the folder to a directory I made for her on the data drive with permissions for R/W just for her. I shared the drive and mapped it to her PC. I right clicked on the mapped drive and clicked always available offline. Took like 5 minutes for the process to complete (she's got a lot of stuff..) I also added the mapped drive to the documents library. I also moved the documents location to the mapped drive. Simple right?

Windows search turns up absolutely nothing I search for. I went into the server (SBS2003) and installed the indexing service too. Added the entire data drive to it. Still nothing. I'm stumped and this lady is getting extremely irritated.

Does anyone know something I might be missing here?

A:Windows 8.1 search in mapped drives not working..

Read here, especially the first Tip: Search in Windows 8

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For the past few years, I've periodically had issues when it came to trying to authenticate to a mapped share that resides on a system that also has shares which can be accessed anonymously.

For example, my WD NAS device contains a share which I have to authenticate to, and then there's two other folders which anyone can access. Despite me using valid credentials, I can't authenticate to the protected share.

If I reboot my system and authenticate to the protected share before the public shares, then all is good. Vice versa, not so great. I'm using Windows 8.1 Enterprise (64-bit), and I've had this issue in past with Windows 7 as well.

I believe if I terminate explorer.exe and try authenticating to the protected share, all is well, but I don't want to do that because I love my system notification icons.

Can anyone please shed some light on what's going on here? Is there a service I can simply restart?

A:Windows and its stupid mapped drives issues

When you map a drive, make sure the Reconnect at logon box is checked. That file should be authenticated at the next logon.

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I have a XP Pro SP2 workstation that runs a login script that maps a few drives.
When I look in my computer or in explorer they do no show up. If I go to disconnect a network drive they are all listed as connected. all shortcut's that use these mapped drives work.
Any ideas
 

A:Solved: Mapped drives hidden in Windows XP Explorer

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I’m setting a new laptop for my boss, he will map to several network shares as it boots up. Each share requires a username and password. I mapped these drives, logged in the first time, put in the username and passwords etc with no problems. (we are not on a domain)
We have a DHCP server that gives the IP address to the Laptop.

When I reboot, I get a message from Windows “Could not connect to all Network drives” “Click here to check the status of your network drives”

I see all the mapped drives with little red x’s, clicking on them prompts me to enter a username and password, even though I’ve checked “remember my credentials”

He is going to be pissed if he has to put in his username and password every time he logs on, can you tell me how to fix this?

Is there a “network connection wizard” buried somewhere in Windows 7?
 

A:Windows 7 laptop connecting to network - mapped drives

Does the laptop windows account have a password ? I recall from somewhere that the windows account must have a password first.
 

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I have a couple of users that when they logon, the logon scrip runs, but the shared drives are not displaying.  If they open a program and browse for files, they will see all the mapped drives.  When I try to remap the drives, I get a message that
the drive is already used and ask to remap.  This also make it display when you remap.  There are no error messages in the event log.
Also, if you restart the computer 2 or 3 times, it will display the drives.  IF I logon with the users account on a different Windows 7 Computer, it will display the drives the first time logon.
Computers are windows 7 Pro with all the updates.  Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controllers (2).
Please let me know if you have any questions.  Your help is greatly appreciated.
Bill

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MACHINES

File Server: Windows 2003 Server
Domain Controller: Windows 2003 Server
Client: Windows 8.1 Pro

PROBLEM

The client is not a part of the domain which the file server and obviously the domain controller are. The mapped drives are added on the client using DOMAIN\User (along with password).

Every morning when coming into the office, I have to reboot my machin ein order to get my mapped drives back. This is very annoying. The same issue when I log in remotely (using RDP) when working at night. I have to then reboot the machine in order to gain access to my mapped drives.
It seems at random, my mapped drives (residing on the file server) goes away. It has happened once while I was actively working on the client. But daily the above issue occurs.

I'm at a loss to what to try. Most issues I've seen are related to mapped drives disappears when the machine is rebooted, but my issue is reversed, so those fixes I've tried that has been suggested do not apply or work.



Any help in finding a solution to the very annoying problem is greatly welcomed.

Side Note: Windows XP and Windows 7 machine do not have this issue and they add the mapped drives in exactly the same way.

A:Windows 8.1 randomly drops mapped network drives

Who is in charge of the network?

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Here is the situation, and i've repeated it on more than one machine:

Windows 7 Prof 32 bit, with Office 2003 SP3 on a Dell laptop. Everything works fine when on the network and connected. If the user takes the laptop offsite without shutting it down first and still has mapped drives when he tries to save a document the drop down menu will hang any Office app.

To explain a bit more... in the Save As dialog box, the drop down menu to change locations it was freezes it up. After about 30 seconds or so the menu will finally appear and the application will be happy again. The user doesn't have that kind of patience though.


This isn't a new issue, I've found its due to the mapped network drives being unreachable. I do not have this problem in XP, only Windows 7. This is very annoying to the user. Short of removing the mapped drives with a script that the users has to run when they leave the office what can I do? I've looked around the web a lot and can't find much more than "disconnect the mapped drives" and I dont think of that as a solution so much as a work around. The user is the CEO of the company I work for and he often uses his laptop at home, then gets in the car and uses it on his way to the office (obviously he isn't driving himself) and then gets into the office and wants his drives to just magically work.

Also, trying to change how he uses the laptop won't work either. This is not a tech savvy user. This user also resist chan... Read more

A:Office 2003 on Windows 7 - disconnected mapped drives

I feel for you - that being said, I would probably look into an offline folder syncronization solution.
You can trick these people into thinking they're saving to the network, but they will simply be saving to an offline folder that will sync with said network folders.

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I have two Windows 7 Ultimate computers and around 10 Windows XP (Home and Professional, SP2 and SP3) computers trying to connect to it. It's just a LAN (no internet access).

I have set all of the password-protected sharing off on the Win 7 systems. I have tried opening up ALL of the permissions and such (since security is not really an issue).

The problem I'm having is this:

When I try to map the network drive, it won't let me merely connect to it. So, I have to click map network drive on the XP computer and hit "login with other credentials" and enter the username/pass for the user account on the Win 7 machine (we'll say Bob for user and Smith for password for the sake of example). It will mount the share (which is actually the C:\ root of the drive) just fine.

The only problem is the moment you restart the Windows XP system, it will lose the connection. My fix for it was to create a .bat file that contained the following:


Code:

net use S: /delete

net use S: \\Server1Win7\server1win7 Smith /USER:\Bob /PERSISTENT:YES

net use T: /delete

net use T: \\Server2Win7\server2win7 Smith /USER:\Bob /PERSISTENT:YES

I put it in the Progam Files\Startup folder to run upon boot. For the most part, it seems to work after a fashion. Some of the computers, though, will drop the connection to the two Windows 7 systems and need to be rebooted 1-2 times before they get it back again. Even clicking the .bat file manually will have the same ... Read more

A:Windows 7 dropping conenctions from XP systems with mapped network drives

I am surprised the batch file works at all with spaces in the path. Normally if there are spaces you need to enclose the path in quotation marks.
 

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I would like to restrict access to network drives by Windows Search.
When i make a search and select 'Computer', the mapped drives are also taken into account, which i do not want.
Note that i know the content is not being indexed, and i double checked that this is not allowed. however, i don't want that a local search ends up looking on the network for files. Is there a way to avoid this ?
On a similar topic, does one know the registry path for the setting "Don't use the index when searching in file folders for system files" ? This setting makes searching for system files work (nothing else seems to do the trick) and i would like to set it
as default.
thanks in advance bruno

A:Prevent Windows search from searching network mapped drives

Hi Bruno, I’m afraid it is hard to rewrite the registry for your setting “ jest don't use the index when searching in file folders for system
files”.
 
But you can try to these following steps to prevent searching special type of files (*.dll, *.NLS etc. ):
 
Start-----Control panel-----Indexing Options-----Advanced-----File Types
 
Hope it will helpful to you.

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Hello,
I have several domain computers across two locations that have started displaying strange behavior in Windows Explorer.  The computers in question are Windows 7 computers that were recently added to the domain.  Usrs are now complaining that when
they click on their mapped user drives or their department group drive and try to navigate to a folder or file, the view suddenly bounces back to either the My Documents folder or the My Computer view.  The user drives and group network drives
are located on different servers, so I'm pretty sure that the issue is not a server problem. 

To solve the problem, the users generally reboot the computer and Windows Explorer will behave fine at least until a later point in the day or the following day when the problem starts all over.
I have checked for IP address and DNS conflicts, but have not seen anything so far.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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I have yet to get an answer to the issue that I am dealing with so hopefully someone here can send it to me.

I administer a large downtown skyscraper that was networked in a really stupid way. There are 71 customers with Internet access via a Netopia 9100 router to a Cisco 7209. Some of these customers connect to a Windows 2003 server for file server services. To get to this file server their connection will go through this Netopia to the File server's public interface which works just fine.

Quick drawing:

Customers LAN (DHCP from Netopia) ---> Netopia ---> File server or Cisco 7209 ---> Internet

Customers map the drive via \\fileservername\share
Now the issue is when two or more workstations behind the same Netopia map a drive to the file server. Once two or more are mapped the first connection that was initiated is killed. In other words you cannot have concurrent connections to the file server from behind the same Netopia router.

This server used to be a 2000 server but I am not blaming the server in this situation. For testing I connected one customer directly to the file servers second NIC:

Customers switch ----> Second NIC on file server

Once I did this the customer would map the drive like

\\private IP\share

This customer does not have the issue and can connect multiple workstations concurrently to the file server with no drops at all.

So to conclude, customers mapping from behind the same Netopia 9100 cannot keep concurrent connections. ... Read more

A:Mapped network drives, windows 2003 server and Netopia routers

I was wondering if you know how to direct an ip 80 and 21 port to open on a Netopia
 

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Our users sometimes map drives temporarily and forget to unmap them. I'd like to add something which verifies the existance of a drive or the mapping will be removed. Something like (before we map the mandatory drives):

For each mapped drive, check and see if it can connect. If it's not, then disconnect.

Thanks
 

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When a user is connecting to our VPN network the domain accounts gets locked in under a minute.

VPN user and pass are automatically saved in Windows Credentials (control panel).
When the user logs on to VPN the domain account lockes out because it has mapped drives through GPO and it tries to connect to them with saved VPN user and pass. If I delete saved VPN windows credentials theres no problem, but windows always saves back the
credentials.
Anyone who knows about this? I don't really want to install other VPN client .. 

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Server has been great and online for about 7 months without issue.  Three times over the last two weeks, all clients' mapped drives just drop and Windows Explorer hangs...  I am not able to disconnect drives via command prompt, nor remap drives
via command prompt.  However, I can ping the server and remote desktop to the server perfectly.  No errors in logs on workstations or server.  Affects all workstations (60+ running Windows 7 Pro) simultaneously.  Client mappings to
other servers (Windows 2008 R2) running on the same switch are unaffected.  Reboot the 2012 server and you can reconnect to mapped drives by clicking on them in Windows Explorer.  Any ideas?

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Weird issue.

I have 5 drives (of 7) on a Win 7 Pro (64) computer mapped on a Win XP (SP3) computer on my home network ... IT connects to ALL 5 ...

YET, that same Win XP computer will NOT access those same 5 drives (on the Win 7 computer) through the network (unmapped) giving the message "\\hostname\X is not accessible" (but WILL connect to the other 2 drives). All 7 drives have the same sharing and security settings ...

Baffled ... any ideas????
Log:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6141 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 102398 MB, Free - 7068 MB; D: Total - 1328393 MB, Free - 715423 MB; H: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 708331 MB; I: Total - 1430792 MB, Free - 177589 MB; J: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 2689429 MB; K: Total - 305245 MB, Free - 71967 MB; L: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 734646 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-770T-USB3
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: Mapped Drives & Drives on Network

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I opened my computer the other day and when I clicked "computer" to go to my mapped networks drives to my surprise there are no hard drives or mapped drives displayed anymore.

Even when I go "open" in excel for example I don't see the drives.

I tried uninstalling sp1 in hope it would fix the problem but it did not. When I go into disk management I see my hard drives.

Is there a way to fix this? I have Vista Home Premium

Thanks

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I have had this system for over a year and no problems. A few days ago I could not access my dvd drives in xp. They are still assigned letters in my computer and the device manager tells me that both devices are working properly. I have tried every type of disk that I have. They will not autoplay nor will they open. I have not installed any new software lately. Everything else on my system works. I have a dual boot system, xp pro and vista ultimate 64 with each os being on a seperate hd. When I go into vista my dvd's work fine. I have downloaded the latest firmware for both optic drives. I can't play music from a cd or install any programs. My computer shows me that they are there but i just can't get in them.
Thanks

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ASUS DRW-2014L1T
TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S162L
4gb corsair memory
SAMSUNG SP1624N
SAMSUNG SP4002H
NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT
AMD Opteron Processor 185
 

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...but my CD-ROM drive works fine and my DVD drive can access CD-ROMs.
Here's my system:
-HP Pavillion 8755C 800MHz, 128MB RAM, running Windows ME
-Std floppy disk controller
-LG CD-RW CED-80838
-Samsung DVD-ROM SD-612

The problem started happening after my power supply blew and I had it replaced. The message I get is "Please insert a disk into drive a:" (e: for the DVD). I've checked all the suggested things on the HP support site:
- device manager looks good
- uninstalled all 3 devices in device manager, all 3 reinstalled with the same config after restart.
- Secondary Master, Secondary Slave, Primary Slave look ok
- cables look good - the stuff above wouldn't show up otherwise would it?

The only thing that looks different to me is that the drive letters have changed from m: & n: to d: & e: for the CD-RW & DVD drives. Any thoughts appreciated!

-Keith
 

A:Unable to access floppy and DVD-ROM drives

Welcome to TSG!

If your DVD will read CD's but not recognize DVD disks, then the optics are hosed for the DVD playback. A DVD Drive typically has 2 sets of optics or optics that rotate. If the DVD read optics are bad, that is what you'll get.

As for the floppy...odds are that it's gone too!

If the Power Supply went out, it may have spiked and damaged the drives. Just hope that the motherboard isn't bad.

If the system is still under warranty, have HP replace both drives due to the power supply spike. If replacements are done and still having issues, then it would be the Motherboard that got taken out!

Good Luck!

ST
 

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I have three hard drives C F and G. If I double click on either F or G I cannot get into them. I can access them through my network or from a running programme. restore point is also a no-no and at one time I was unable to get on the Internet. Something else [which is a niggle], everytime I log on to Bleeping Computers I have to put in my user name and password even though "Remember Me" is ticked. I have run MalwareBytes, SAS, CCleaner, AdAware,and ATF.
I have read all the instructions and think that I am posting correctly. If I have made any errors then I apologise in advance.

Here are my DDS Logs.
DDS (Ver_09-01-19.01) - NTFSx86
Run by George at 10:27:17.35 on 27/01/2005
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.662 [GMT 0:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Multimedia Card Reader\shwicon2k.exe
C:\Program Files\Unlocker\UnlockerAssistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIAIE.EXE
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A:Unable to access two hard drives

Please can anyone tell me if I need to do anything before putting irreplaceable files on to this computer.

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Hi I recently upgraded my PC to windows 10 and every since have been unable to access any USB external drive.

The laptop picks up the drives and acknowledges that they are there and working but they do not appear in file explorer.

I have looked in disk management and the drives are there and healthy.

The USB ports work 100% as i have plugged in keyboards etc to test and all the drives i've tried work with other computers.

I've tried everything I could find on forums that have worked for other people. I've reinstalled windows twice. Ran various disk cleanup utilities, checked for hidden drives etc.

I need to upload video files to my laptop to edit for work, so need to resolve this ASAP :/

Any help or ideas is greatly appreciated!

Thank you

A:Unable to access external USB Drives!

Hi, some people seem to experience this, particularly with Seagate drives.

You might try disabling fast startup, or plugging them in to a USB2 port

Windows 10 can't find external USB 3.0 drives... - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums

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This all started when I was unable to reach my NAS drive (DNS-323) from my laptop. ("The network location cannot be found.")
Trying from other computers was successful...so I know the problem is related to just my laptop.

I started up a MalwareBytes scan and when it reached my ATAPI.SYS file...my AVAST AV popped up with a virus alert. AVAST reported that I have a "Win32:Alureon-FR" located in "C":\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\atapi.sys".

I told AVAST to skip the file (for now) and I terminated the MalwareBytes scan.

What is the best sequence to get this file cleaned up?

A:Unable to access network drives

Hi and welcome.Please follow this: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/ and then post your logs here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs//Barilla

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Hi,

I have an issue with Windows 7 64 bit laptop.
The laptop is connected to a domain and can do the following:
-Login okay
-Ping all servers
-Remote desktop

However, the laptop cannot see or find any network drives.

If I click run and enter \\server\xxxx - Nothing happens!

Ive tried logging in as admin - No luck
Removed and re-added to the domain - Still nothing.

Please help!

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Hey there,

I've had this persistent problem since the beginning of January. Every time I try to open files/folders in, say, my documents, in shared folders, etc. my computer freezes and doesn't bounce back. I've let it sit for almost two hours to see if it'd work itself out, but it never does. This correlates with my Firefox browser freezing during random intervals and causing my entire system to lock up. I recall installing Adobe Photoshop CS3 around the same time this started happening, but I'm not sure if it's something that could cause this kind of reaction. I also have the addon "ljlogin" installed on Firefox, but thus far, I haven't found any discussions to imply that ljlogin could be detrimental to my system. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling firefox with all of the necessary updates. That made a difference for about two weeks, but now it's acting up again. It's also really hard to uninstall/reinstall things because the system locks up.

It's really tough not being able to access my files, but I can browse on Google Chrome without any issue (Unless I try to upload files from my PC). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

zombiemoxie
 

A:Unable to access files on C and D drives due to freezing.

What is it like in

How to Start in Safemode

1. Restart your computer.
2. Before the windows logo you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
3. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
4. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.
5. Do whatever tasks you require and when you are done reboot to boot back into normal mode..
 

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Hi Guys,

Im hoping someone can advise or point to a good tutorial.

I have a couple of XP Pro machines hooked up to a router, all are getting internet and all are seeing each other in my network computers. But when you click to access one of the network PC's seen in the home netowrk you get an error and cant get in..

Some times its working but mostly its doing this.

I think I have set up the right permissions althought Im sure to be wrong..
I can access the other pc's using FTP so it must be a windows permisssion im mising?

Any assistance in the basic steps so I know I have them covered would be very welcome.
Thanks
Tag
 

A:Solved: Unable to access XP network drives from XP PC

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
or
PING <computer name>

Where:
<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)
Workstation

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Hi, I'm having a problem with windows 7 & connecting to a share on a workgroup.The domain has 3 windows xp machines & 1 windows server 2000 all on the same workgroup.The computer is on the same workgroup as all the others.The server has some shared folder, with sharing permissions set to "Everyone". Problem is, when I try to connect to the share, he requests a username and password, when I enter: \\w2kserver\admin + password, or w2kserver\admin + passowrd he keeps saying I do not have permisson to access the share??Can someone please help me with this? Username & password are correct, it always worked fine on XP....I've recorded the problem as well: http://users.pandora.be/Desteny-/share.zipThanks in advance,Filip Wilms

A:Windows 7 can't access Share in a workgroup

does no one here search for answers??? answered here many times...click the start button and type secpol.msc in the search function.
Browse to "Local Policies" -> "Security Options".  Now look for the entry "Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level" and open it.  Click on the dropdown menu and select "Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated".  Apply the settings.
In the Advanced sharing settings page of Network and sharing center, you need to have it set as Work/Home profile.  Try
-Enable network discovery-Turn on  file and print sharing-Turn off password protected sharing-Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers
The other settings such as encryption I have set as use 128 bit encryption.
Please check related policies.
1. Enter “gpedit.msc” in the Start Search box. 2. Open “Computer Configuration”/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local Policies/Security Settings.3. In the right pane, enable the following policies:
Network access: Allow anonymous SID/name translationNetwork access: Let Everyone permissions apply to anonymous users
Also please disable the following policies.
Network access: Restrict anonymous access to Named Pipes and SharesNetwork access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accountsNetwork access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts and shares

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I have 2 ADATA 500 GB external hard drives. I plugged them into the USB port and the computer recognized them by name and installed the driver files. It assigned both of them a drive letter but then gave me a message saying that they needed to be formatted. I clicked ok since they are brand new drives and do not have any data on them, but the format failed to complete on both drives. I took both drives to another PC running Windows Vista and they were recognized and accessible. I even transferred a few files to them for testing purposes; however, when I plugged them back into my Alienware laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate x64, then I got the same error. If I go to the disk manager, then I can see the drives by their drive letter and they are listed as healthy with a primary partition but the file format shows as RAW. I tried to use the device manager and uninstall the USB Mass Storage Device drivers for each drive and then I unplugged them and plugged them in again and I would get a device driver installation message that identifies the drives by name and tells me that the device drivers were installed correctly and that my devices are ready for use but then a few minutes later I will get a message telling me to format the drives. Please help. I've run out of things to try. I can still access my iPhone via USB and my USB wireless mouse still works so I know my USB ports are good.

A:Unable to access or format external hard drives

Try this link and see it helps ya any:

Windows Unable to Format External Hard Drive

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