Unable to map the c$ drive on three Win2003 servers over the network
Posted on 2006-05-23
I'm having problems with mapping/viewing the \\servername\c$ drive on three Win2003 servers. While two of them are set up as cluster resources, the third server is set up standard. All three are set up on our domain (2kAD). I am using a domain administrator account to connect to them.
I'm using a WinXP workstation and connect as follows:
* Open "My Computer"
* Type in the server path "\\servername\c$"
* Hit enter - wait a bit
* Type in the username/password
* Wait a bit more - it asks again and I put it in again
* And finally it comes up with an error: "Windows cannot find '\\servername\c$'. Check the spelling and try again, or try searching for the item by clicking the Start button and then by clicking Search."
To confuse the issue I have another Win2003 server set up standard (we'll call it \\servername2\c$) which I can easily connect to in this manner. Using the same user/pass combination. Any ideas why the others are being a pain?
Some background as to why I'm wanting to do this: I'm testing the NetChk Analyzer (from Shavlik) for patching. These three trouble servers won't scan. I'm pretty sure that part of the reason is because I can't connect to the c$ share, since according to Shavlik the analyzer requires access to \\servername\c$.
Thanks for your help!