How do I map a network drive that I disconnected but now it does not show up in the map network window, it is visible from server 2003?
Posted on 2008-11-04
Computers are running Windows Xp.
Server is running SBS 2003 R2.
External network harddrive used to be accesible by client cs till today.
The server can access it and view its contents but the clients cannot.
I disconnected the drive from my computer then when i tried to map the drive it does not show up.
I right-click "My Computer", select "Map Network Drive".
Select Drive "Q".
But none of the folders show up.
What can I do to make it accessible?
I forgot to mention that the external drive I disconnect everyday at the end of the day and reconnect the next day first thing in the morning. It is a backup drive for SBS and each user's My Documents.
When I try to enter q:\\servername\folder from the command line i get the following error message:
"The system cannot find the drive specified."
When i try to enter q:\\servername\folder from the map network and browse section i get the following error message:
"Attempting to connect."
"The network path q:\\servername\folder could not be found."
This drive is accessible through the server in which it is connected but not from the client PCs.
On other computers that I did not disconnect the drive I get the following error message when I try to click on the network drive letter from My Computer:
"An error occurred while connecting Q: to server name\folder
Microsoft Windows Network: The network name cannot be found.
This connection has not been restored."
This happens once in a while.
Usually we restart the server and that takes care of the problem.
This time it did not.
I even increased the IRPStackSize to 21.
What can I do to fix this problem?
Should I increase the IRPStackSize to 24?