I have read http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Netware/Q_21618450.html?query=Error+8804&topics=125
and a few others but none seem to deal with my issue.
I am managing a small network (15 users) and the company has leased office space to a 3rd party. Because this 3rd party is partially owned by the company who owns the network, they are happy to share some of the facilities on the network. So I've tried to set them up with access to their own subset of drive mappings which lets them get at their own Home directory and a global shared directory. I will be attempting to give them access to Groupwise later.
We're running on Netware 6.5 and all workstations are running win XPSP2 and version 184.108.40.20640617 of the Novell Client.
I have an issue with the Home directory for the new user.
First, while trying to
MAP (ANY LETTER):=%HOME_DIRECTORY
I get the bizarre message:
A network drive cannot be mapped to a drive that is designated as a local drive.
I can assure you that there are no locally designated drives or devices (such as a usb stick which can sometimes occupy a drive designation without appearing on windoze explorer) in excess of its hard drive (C) and two optical drives (D and E).
Furthermore, I've tried mapping a variety of different letters and get the same result regardless. If the software was to be believed, the workstation has already designated every available letter as a local drive.
Secondly, learning from the other solutions here, I figured it might be a rights issue and, although I can and have successfully granted rights to the global shared directory, and I've added the new user as a Trustee (with Read, Write, Create, Erase and Modify rights) to their own Home directory, it doesn't seem to make any difference.
It can't be a licensing issue because it happily lets the user have access to the global shared directory.