Inconsistent Folder content on mapped network drive
Posted on 2011-03-10
I'm currently getting a number of complaints from users regarding inconsistency in the displayed contents of a mapped network drive.
The file server was in the local lan, and during that time, no issue arose.
We've recently moved the file server to a remote datacenter, and since we've received a number of complaints regarding the contents of the folders.
At one time the mapped drive might show only half the existing folders and next day (or afternoon) it will show the full content of the folder.
As far as permissions go, I've validated that all permissions are correct.
The drive is mapped using the full server name (i.e server.domain)
Also, the mapped drives are two of them (h: and l:), in which one is a direct mapping of a folder withthin the other (i.e. l: drive maps the \\server.domain\shared_folder and h: drive maps the \\server.domain\shared_folder\specific_folder )
The issue that comes to mind would be regarding the (now) remote location of the server. There's no serious latency as far as connection goes, although there are occasional packet drops (we're using a WIMAX connection).
Does anyone experienced a similar issue in the past? Any clues as to what might be causing this issue?