Solved

Error with mapped drive

Posted on 2011-02-18
5
253 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Hi,

Having a strange issue with a mapped drive. All other drives are ok but one is causing a strange issue. Some days there is no problem and other days random users will not be able to access the drive. Relogging in often resolves the issue but can sometimes take a few attempts.

When browsing to the server the share can be seen and  accessed that way even when the mapped drive has an error. Unfortunately the error message displayed is not much help and there are no related issues in the event logs of the server where the shared folder is located.

Error message is attached.

Thanks.

Screenshot of error
0
Comment
Question by:Plaice
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Cristi_E
ID: 34924767
Maybe the network is disconected between the two computers when this message is displayed. Try monitoring the network!

0
 

Author Comment

by:Plaice
ID: 34924786
Can't be the network as other mapped drives to the same server still work.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:jarrod_williams
ID: 34925631
Have you tried deleting the drive, then re-mapping it?
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Plaice earned 0 total points
ID: 34960023
Tried deleting the drive and remapping it over the last few days. Drive is mapped via a script and was set up:

//FQDN/share

Changed this to:

//Hostname/share

This seemed to make the issue worse and users took a lot more relogins to get connected so I changed to:

//IP/share

This made the issue a lot better but there is still the odd time where a user cannot connect to the mapped drive.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Plaice
ID: 35042729
Mapping seems much better now done on IP. Doesn't fully explain why but users are happy.
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

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

This article aims to explain the working of CircularLogArchiver. This tool was designed to solve the buildup of log file in cases where systems do not support circular logging or where circular logging is not enabled
This article will inform Clients about common and important expectations from the freelancers (Experts) who are looking at your Gig.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…

813 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now