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Cannot map a drive letter to the root of a shared server drive

Posted on 2011-09-17
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I am trying to map a drive from an XP (SP3) client to the D drive of a Windows SBS 2011 server.

I have shared the whole drive as a share called DATA with the idea being to restrict access at the folder level using NTFS. Permissions on the D drive are full control for the Everyone using the data share at the top level of the drive.

I can map the drive from Windows Explorer on the PC with no problem at all, but using a batch file I get error 53 and using VBS script I don't get an error but it simply does not work.

Can anyone help?
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Question by:actionco
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Fixed it, some of my mappings has a trailing "\" in the path name, that was the problem.

Yes I am an idiot.    :-)

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by:OliverLo
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Hi Actionco,

Error 53 means "The network path was not found.".
Could you please upload the script you're using?
I would suggest you to try the group policy preferences to map drives on your SBS domain.
You will find further information on those links:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2009/01/07/using-group-policy-preferences-to-map-drives-based-on-group-membership.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770902.aspx

Please let me know if it's working when you configure your map with preferences.
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by:actionco
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Hi Oliver  - thanks for the sugestion but I am using the login script method because I am trying to get a very old accounting system working, and things are complicated enough already!   :-)
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