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Posted on 2013-11-20
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Hi everyone,

I have a weird issue at a client's place.

Problem goes like this:

Machine maps two drives by on the same file server.  Call them Y: and Z:

map goes like this:

Y:\ -> \\server\mount point 1
Z:\ -> \\server\mount point 2

Both mount successfully.  Y:\ is accessible and browseable.  Z:\ is not accessible giving Network path not found.

If I map Z:\ by IP, it works.  DNS is pointing at the DC and the server user has access to the mount (set to Everyone as it's a public share on both security and sharing)

This is extremely frustrating and makes no sense to me at all from a techincal stand point.  How can Y:\ work every time and Z:\ not work?

Thanks,
Chris
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by:Andrew Davis
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Sounds to me like there are stale credentials bound to the "\\server\mount point 2" location.

Have a read of http://serverfault.com/questions/213765/how-do-i-remove-login-credentials-for-a-network-location-in-win7.
You can push this change as part of a logon script.

Cheers
Andrew
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by:ottcomputing
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If that is the case, how come when I mount it (a la net use z: "\\server\mount point 2") it gives command successful and then when I try to browse it it gives network location not found?
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by:Andrew Davis
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Try removing the share and then re-creating.

Cheers
Andrew
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I replaced the computer and it works perfectly.  I am going to banish this problem into the abyss.
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by:ottcomputing
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The problem was not resolved directly, but replacing the offending machine seems to have solved the issue.  I am assuming the image was broken in some way.
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