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By lovelybug88 ·
My organization is very small with roughly 30 users with only one server (Intel Xeon 2.0 GHz, 10 GB of RAM, 250+500 GB Hard drives, running Windows 2003 Server R2 SP2). So I just installed everything in one machine (including Exchange server 2007). About 20 Windows XP Professional joint domain, I created a shared folder in the Server using Windows DFS (Distributed File System) and created a mapped network drive on client side, the shared folder works fine, but as soon as many people accessing the shared folder, the shared folder is just not responding showing message ?the local device name is already in use?, I removed the mapped network drive, but failed to recreate, I have tried using command ?net use z: /d? and ?NET USE z: \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx\SharedInfo?, script on client?s startup as well as on user logon script, It can remove but It could not recreate the mapped network drive. I also have tried restarting the Distributed File System service, netlogon service and network connection service on the Windows Server, still no luck, the only way I can solve the problem is by restarting the Server, but that is just a temporarily solution. I have run the netdiag and dcdiag command when the problem occurred. I want to attach the result of running netdiag and dcdiag but there is no options for attachement. Any of you have had an experience or any advices, please let me know.

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Get DFS out of the picture.

by bart777 In reply to Mapped Network Drive issu ...

Unless you are actually replicating the data somewhere then you don't need DFS running at all.

Then you can recreate the share and remap it. DFS can be a finicky animal and when it goes out to lunch you can have some interesting issues. However you have no need for DFS in this case with a single server. Just rely on standard Windows File Sharing.

Best of luck.

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standard Windows File Sharing gave me the problem

by lovelybug88 In reply to Get DFS out of the pictur ...

At first I did use the standard windows file sharing and this problem occurred, that's why I was looking to DFS with hope that DFS would solve my problem, but nothing better really. I'm realy tired of this problem, I did recreate and remap, the issue remained the same.

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NEXT...

by bart777 In reply to Mapped Network Drive issu ...

Ok.
Let's look at the number of licenses that you ahve for the server.
If you don't have enough licenses for the server then you will hit a point where users are going to be refused access to the shares.

If the share works for a while and then stops there may also bee something in the system log to tell us where to look.

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Check the number of licenses

by lovelybug88 In reply to NEXT...

Could you please tell me how can I check the number of licenses I have on our server ?
I'll also look at the system log to see if I found any clues.

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