Drives do not map...

Posted on 2008-11-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Here is an odd one. An XP system was removed from a domain where it worked properly, and joined another. 2 users logon into the PC (domain logon), and the drives only map for the first 2 users. If the bad user connects to the server in a TS session the drives map properly. The Win 2003 DC uses DNS which is working properly on 4 other XP and Win2K PC clients.
Deleting then recreating the user in the AD and deleting the user's profile folder on the system fails to correct the problem. Unfortunately I have not tried the user on another system but the TS sessions map properly.
More background which may be the same problem: when adding domain users the the local admin group (on the XP PC), the domain does not appear in locations only the local system is available. I have tried adding all domain info in the LMHosts and the netstat -a looks good. I have added WINS on the DC and also enabled WINS and NetBIOS on TCP/IP on the client to no avail.
Q. How can I get the drives to map and the domain appear in locations? Are there some server side policy tweaks? TIA G
Question by:Openallnight
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    Expert Comment

    I suggest to remove the box from the domain, and join it again.
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    Expert Comment

    also check that the computer name/ip address does not conflict with any other workstations

    Author Comment

    Will test these options...

    Accepted Solution

    The problem was the NOD32 AV. It had not been a problem on the previous net, guess it didnt trust the new one.  I discovered it when the user (that could map), complained opening docs from a shared folder on the server were slower than ever. I then noticed NOD32 was scanning them. I uninstalled NOD32 and all worked drives mapped fine for all users on the box.
    Thanks for the prompt assistance.

    Author Comment

    The IP was unique and I had created the PC account in AD then joined the domain.

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