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Random missing folders within mapped drive

Posted on 2010-09-16
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I amm using server 2008. We are having issues with a shared folder in use by 30 users running XP Pro client O/S.  Mapping happens with .bat file that runs at logon.  Several top-level folders are not always visible within the share.  Sometimes, network drive need to be disconnected, then remapped to see all folders in the share. I have broken the share, and re-established the share, as well as re-applied the security permissions however, Issues are still intermittently present.
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by:ddiazp
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Where does this shared folder reside? How many have write permissions on this?
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The share is directly under the root of the d: partition.  The domain users security group has full rights to the share.  Bad practice but management will not budge on who should or should not have change rights to the data located within the share.
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Also, the share used to be on an old box, I will refer to as \\server1.  I moved it to a newer box, refered to as \\server2.  When I shared the folder on the new box, I did not change the share name.   I'm tempted to break the share, give it a new share name, and modifiy batch files just to see what happens.  If it fixes the situation, why?
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Jofnn earned 250 total points
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Could possible be some old links cached within the client machines...

Have you tried a full un-map, restart of client PC & re-map of drive?  Also have you confirmed that there are no other scripts attempting to map this back to the previous location?

Finally - if all users have full access, are you sure that they're not amending permissions on set folders themselves?
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