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the drive could not be mapped because no network was found.

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I have a client that has a 2003 server and had 2 users that  use Remote Desktop.  Last night the server was rebooted and when the users logged in, there was a message baloon from the Systray that said not all network drives were connected.

I removed the drives and tried to recreate them and when I try to map the drive, I get the message"the drive could not be mapped because no network was found."

What may have changed to cause this?
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by:NJComputerNetworks
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Sounds like a basic networking problem.  I don't know what may have caused this all of the sudden.  Maybe someone turned off the computer that held the remote shares?  Maybe the shares are no longer shared?

I would check to make sure that you can ping the server that holds the share.  Also see if you can do this  START -->  RUN --> \\remoteservername  This should bring up a window showing you the available shares on the remote server.

You can also check your event log to see if there are any errors on boot.

-hope some of this helps..
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I am able to sign on to the server using Remote Desktop.  I am able to see the shares by typing \\servername in the Run... command and I can even setup shortcuts to the shared resources and edit a file by double clicking on the file.

I cannot, however, map the resources to a letter, which is needed for an application that is referring to the S: drive.

Anything that might cause this?
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Can you map the drive as a different letter...just as a test?  How about running Net Use from a command prompt to see what you mappings are...  Does the S: drive already appear?



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After trying net use, I created a login script.  After that, I was able to map drives again.

Thanks a million (or at least 500).
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