Solved

Users home share inaccessible but other servers and drive letters are accessible.  Users home share IS accessible when logging in at other computers.

Posted on 2006-11-13
5
456 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I have a user who lost access to his H drive which is his home directory on server1.  The drive gets mapped at login but when I click on it a window pops up and says "H:\ is not accessible.  Access is denied."  If I go to tools, map network drive, I get a similar message regardless of which letter I choose.  Other drive letters are getting mapped to two other servers and are accessible.  I can login as this user from other computers and the H drive is accessible.  This is a Dell laptop which also has a wireless NIC.  On a couple of occasions I was able to unplug the patch cable from the docking station and plug it directly into the laptop and have the H drive accessible for a few minutes.  I have swapped out the patch cable.  I have gone into Disk Management to verify no USB devices are trying to take the H drive.  I created a new share on the server1 with a different folder name and different share name, and still get access denied.  The laptop OS is WinXP Pro, all the servers are Winodws 2003.  Help!
0
Comment
Question by:df_tingey
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:mikeleebrla
ID: 17933331
whenever you get this access denied error are you able to ping the server via IP and FQDN?

0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:Shift-3
ID: 17933689
A few ideas:

Clear the DNS cache with ipconfig /flushdns.

Clear the NetBIOS cache with nbtstat -R (note that the R must be capitalized).

Disjoin the laptop from the domain and then rejoin it.
0
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
thoffman earned 500 total points
ID: 17942332
That sounds an awful lot like what I just went through. Try this PAQ:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Microsoft_Network/Q_22052343.html

I'm pretty sure it was the toggling of NetBIOS over TCP/IP on the workstation that did the trick for me. If that doesn't help, as a temporary workaround, you can try mapping a network drive, but tell it to use different credentials. When prompted, enter the user's name/password. Odd, I know, but it worked for me. <g>

--
Troy
0
 

Expert Comment

by:richard_diver
ID: 17999587
if the above hasn't worked I would suggest removing all other mapped network drives, log off and back on then remap just the H: drive   (If any network drives are mapped to the same server with credentials this will cause a similar error)
0
 

Author Comment

by:df_tingey
ID: 18040430
Thanks to all for your input!  Toggling of NetBIOS over TCP/IP was the trick.
0

Featured Post

Webinar: Aligning, Automating, Winning

Join Dan Russo, Senior Manager of Operations Intelligence, for an in-depth discussion on how Dealertrack, leading provider of integrated digital solutions for the automotive industry, transformed their DevOps processes to increase collaboration and move with greater velocity.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Many people tend to confuse the function of a virus with the one of adware, this misunderstanding of the basic of what each software is and how it operates causes users and organizations to take the wrong security measures that would protect them ag…
Our Group Policy work started with Small Business Server in 2000. Microsoft gave us an excellent OU and GPO model in subsequent SBS editions that utilized WMI filters, OU linking, and VBS scripts. These are some of experiences plus our spending a lo…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29004105/Run-AutoHotkey-script-directly-from-Notepad.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video…

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question