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When accessing file shares that are mapped network drives I am getting unable to connect to connect, network name already in use messages.  DNS and WINS are in use and are accurate.  Am not seeing anything of use in event viewer.  Network connections are verified, server is on the same subnet.  Apple devices are also having slow access times.

OS does not seem to matter but XP Pro, Win 7 Home, OS-X are some we are using
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by:Will Szymkowski
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Try the following...
- open command prompt
- net use (you should see all of your mapped drives
- delete all of the mapped drives from the command prompt (net use Y: /d)
- do this for all of the connections
- re-map the network drives once they have been removed

Will.
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by:pgm554
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So you're running a workgroup peer to peer network?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890413
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by:akdale
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Yes workgroup shares are via a smb svr2k3

have tried the remap.  Think a net use using the persistent option would work?  Does the GUI do this when I map a drive in xp or win 7?
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by:pgm554
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2k3 was not meant to run as a workgroup.

It's a domain centric OS.

If you're trying to save a couple of bucks by using a Windows Home OS and not take advantage of the AD management,you're short changing yourself.

Just my 2 cents,dump the workgroup and set it up as a domain.
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Moving to a domain will create other issues to include MAC OS etc but have entertained it.  The issue was solved by addressing a bug in the HP switch OS that was causing the issue or so it seems as once I upgraded my switches things have been rock solid
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by:akdale
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Was not the server OS but rather the switch OS......The solutions provided were addressing what was thought to be the issue, the MS OS.
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