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Drive mapping issue.

SBS 2003 STD server with XP SP2 clients.
On ne XP machine joined with connectcomputer wizard I have a mapped network drive to the company files and one to archived files. These are drives E: and F:
What is happening on that machine is that all drive letters are filled in with maps to the company files.
This happens automatically: as in G: H: I: ect are all pointing to the company files.
I have rejoined the machine and it still happens. I've flushed DNS ect.
No change.
Any ideas?
Olaf
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Olaf De Ceuster
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CircleblueCommented:
question is ...  what shares are the G, H, I drives?  what shares on what machine do they represent?  find that and then you can look to see if there is a forced connection somewhere.  

Look at the drives then click on start / run / type \\servername and hit enter.  

Look at the shares and compare them with the mapped drives.  You should be able to figure out which shares equate to which drive.  I am sure there is a slicker way to do this but I am doing this off the top of my head right now..  

Cheers,
Brian
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suppsawsCommented:
I don't quite understand your question ...
What are you trying to do in fact?
You arer saying you have two mapped network drives E and F which are pointed to shared folders on the sbs server.
Are you saying that you can't see what's inside the folders?
Make sure the pc's are synchronised.
Also make sure you add the drives to the sbs startup script which you can find on the server.
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Olaf De CeusterAuthor Commented:
What I am saying is>
I created two shares: F: looking at Company files, E: looking at archived files. This is the same on all work stations and is working fine.
The system however automatically creates new shares G:, H:, and all other letters of the alphabet all looking at the "company files". These mapped drives work fine but I did not create them.
When I disconnect those drives they re-appear automatically?
Olaf
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suppsawsCommented:
did you check the logonscript to see if those drives are added there?SBS_LOGIN_SCRIPT.bat in the netlogon folder on the sbs server.
also check the user's properties in AD to see if it doesn't connect the drive that way.
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Olaf De CeusterAuthor Commented:
I checked login script. Nothing  strange in there. No mapping at all.
Checked AD: Nothing special for that user or computer.
No I am not using Roaming profiles.
I would suggest a DNS issue but I have flushed DNS and that doessn't make any difference.
Thanks for the interest.
Olaf
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suppsawsCommented:
wait a second, do those pc's have memorycard readers?
it could be that the drives for the memorycard are seen bu win xp as if they are network drives.
Check computer management > disk management and change the driveletters to eg :X-:Y-:Z
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Olaf De CeusterAuthor Commented:
This laptop has a memory card reader. But it's mapping to the server???
Olaf
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suppsawsCommented:
indeed, look in computer management > disk management and change the driveletters

R click 'my computer' > manage, go to 'disk management', select the driveletters of the memorycard reader, R-click choose 'change driveletters'.
Change the driveletters in UVWXYZ ar smth like that.
You see the mapped network drives because windows xp wants to give the same driveletter to the network drives as to the memorycard slots.
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Olaf De CeusterAuthor Commented:
I'll check that out tomorrow when I go back on clients site.
Thanks
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Olaf De CeusterAuthor Commented:
It ended up bein a WINS issue. Started happening on a few desktops too. Network drives started multiplying till there were no letters left.
Adding Wins server entry manually and a restart fixed the issue.
Thanks for your time.
Olaf
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