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Mapped network drives keep failing on client computers

ellitech
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Hi,
I am having an issue with client computers failing to map a network drive on login. There is now only one (1) DNS server in play. Recently the other DC was removed, all of the FSMO roles were moved over. I have gone in and removed all entries that were pointing to the old DNS server.
When a client has this issue, if I re-image the Pc and put it back on the domain the client will map all of the drives correctly. All mapped drives are pointing back to the DC except for one mapped drive that points to the SQL server.
Any ideas as to why it is not mapping properly and why after a fresh re-image it will map the drives OK again for a while?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you in advance for respondiong back, I need all of the help that I can get.

Thanks...

ElliTech
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mapping via login script or grou policy?
what if you try to manually map?
or manually run the login script?
what error do you get.
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It looks more opf a WINS problem than DNS. Do you have a WINS server on the DC?

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I am mapping via a login script
YES, I believe that the DC is set to be the WINS server. I will have to check on the SQL server that it has an entry for the WINS server.

ElliTech

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wolfcamel, if you try to manually map when it is having problems, you will get a network error "path not found..."

why does re-imaging the workstation resolve the issue if only temporarily?

ElliTech

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YES, the DC is set to be the WINS server, is this a correct configuration?

Any thoughts?

Your help is greatly appreciated...

Ellitech
i can only guess that there are remnants of your old server hiding in there somewhere.
try making an A record in DNS for your old server name but with the new server's IP.

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I will give that a shot...thanks...

ElliTech

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Will follow-up, as I am not onsite until Friday I am going to close out this question. Thank-you for taking the time to respond.

ElliTech

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