Network Error Windows Cannot Access Mapped Drive
Posted on 2011-03-25
I'm experiencing a problem with a client's site.
They have a Toshiba Copier/Scanner/Printer that has an open share. This share is wide open and is used for accessing scanned images.
This setup has been working fine in a Windows SBS 2000 environment with PC's running XP, but I have recently moved them to a new setup of Windows 2008 R2 and using Remote Desktop for client access.
Initially the access to the Toshiba Scan Drive was setup just like before....using a network path of \\192.168.0.250 to get to the share folder and mapping it to the server.
This was setup about two months ago and just stopped working a few days ago.
Error is shown as a NETWORK ERROR: Windows cannot access \\192.168.0.250
Error code of 0x80070035.
I resolved this by creating a host file name JDRIVE for the IP address on the server, re-mapped with the host name rather than the IP address....good to go.
Now a few days later, NETWORK ERROR: Windows cannot access \\JDRIVE
Ironically, I can now map it via the IP address again...but not using the host name.
I can ping the IP and I can ping using the host name.
I've disabled IPv6 in case that is causing issues.
But...still no resolution for host name at this point.
I've been able to work around this issue twice now, but it seems to be a flip flop back and forth and this is not good for my client.
I would like to add that the file share and mapping from any other device on the network, including the old SBS server and XP machines has never been upset. They still map just fine.
Any help is greatly appreciated.