Network Drives Are Inaccessible
Posted on 2011-10-15
Network drives are inaccessible on only one workstation on the network. The drives, the shared files, were available as usual until Friday morning.
Workstation is running Windows 7 Professional. Server is Windows Small Business Server 2003, SP3.
The problem computer and user have both been working on the network for over a year. Suddenly the networked drives show up as not available.
Removed the computer from the server. Re-connected the computer to the server, using a different computer name. The workstation can ping the server. The server can ping the workstation. Tried re-mapping the network drives, and that does not work. The message indicates that the server is inaccessible, although the server can be reached by entering its IP address in a browser. The security software was disabled temporarily on both the workstation and the server to see if it was causing a problem.
The computer definition on the server for the problem workstation looks fine, as does the user definition. All other users can see the networked drives with no problem.
Does the user have to be removed and re-defined? Does this mean removing and re-connecting the computer again? Is there a way to fix the problem without going through this process?