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Win7 to Win Server 2008 mapped drives, one mapped drive works, two others do not

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Hello,

Ran into a problem today I've never seen. I have a small workgroup of five Windows 7 PCs and one Windows Server 2008.  The PCs all have three mapped drives to the server. The mapped drive locations are the same for each PC.  

One PC was sent out and had a larger drive cloned and instaled. This PC is back and all is well EXCEPT the mapped drives. The mapped drive that contains the Quickbooks data works fine. The two mapped drives that hold general files will not connect and want a username and password. We've entered the proper information and they will not link.  We get a message that the resource isn't available with a code of 0x70080035.

We rebooted the server and the PC in question, with no change. All of the other PCs continue to work perfectly with their mapped drives.

I spent two hours today pulling my hair out and I don't understand the problem or how to resolve it.

The machines are all connected via a Netgear 100mbps switch.

I can ping the server from the PC in question. I attempted to create a new mapped drive and I receive the same error.  I deleted one of the mapped drives and tried to reconnect it and I could not.

Any ideas and assistance is greatly appeciated.

Bill
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Run NET USE to see what is connected. You may have persistent drives that are causing mapping confusion.

Use NET USE to DELETE all mappings.
Use NET USE to turn Persistent OFF.

Restart the computer.

Now try mapping one of the failed folder mappings again and use the form:

NET USE Z: \\server\folder   When you authenticate this, use the form:

DOMAIN\user  and then password.

Does that work?

.... Thinkpads_User
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This worked. I also restarted the router, the switch, confirmed all clocks/dates on PCs and server were correct. Then I rebooted everything and used the NET USE commands to view and kill the connections.  I recreated the connections successfully, rebooted the PC and the connections restablished automatically.

Thank you for your help.
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@williameott - You are most welcome. I am glad you got the connections working and I was happy to help you.

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