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Cannot create mapped drive to internet address

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Hi folks

Running XP Pro SP2 on a client machine, user has administrator status but cannot map a drive to an internet location (our ftp site) since application of SP2.

I have tried disabling the windows firewall followed by a reboot but this had not effect.  Address has been added to trusted sites in internet explorer security settings and the site can be accessed via the browser.

Any help appreciated.

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I'm not familiar with how to map an FTP site as a network drive... In fact, I have never heard of such a thing. However, you could configure something in My Network Places that will automatically connect to the FTP site and display the contents.  
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morse57,

Gator420, Yes you can map a drive to an FTP site, its not recommened or a wise thing to do, but you can do it.

Morse, okay sounds like the FTP ports are blocked to the server. SP2 closes down port 21 by default.

Here is a MS artical that explains in detail your situation and on how to get around it.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;842242

Marakush
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Thanks both of you.
I would like to have split the points but I'm afraid I had accepted Gator420's before I saw Marakush's. (was revealed when page refreshed)

Cheers
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Morse57,

Its cool... Just glad you got your answer :)

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