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Network drive letters /no path

By LPforever ·
Can anyone tell me why this happens?
if you click on the drive letter you get
access denied.
If you do a shutdown and phyicial power down
to reboot the network drives are back with the path and are acessible.
We are using NT4 sp 5

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by tmaclennan In reply to Network drive letters /no ...

Look at the question and answer to this thread....

http://www.techrepublic.com/forumqa/thread_detail.jhtml?thread_id=20636

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by tigre_269 In reply to Network drive letters /no ...

Do you leave your system on 24/7? Or do you log off and shut down your system at the end of the day? At what time of the day does this happen? Your company may have a time window in which users are forceably kicked off the network at a certain hour (Ex. 7pm), either for security reasons or for backups(user data stored on the network). When you reboot, you reinitiate the logon process.

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by LPforever In reply to Network drive letters /no ...

the systems are shutdown and restarted everyday. this problem happens when the
system is signed onto. Users are not forced
off. the problem can not be corrected with the shutdown and restarted it has to be powered off.

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by LPforever In reply to Network drive letters /no ...

Answer # 1 was rejected because the thread was no long there.

you can not do a system restart or sign on
as a different user. I have a solution be would like to find a better one.
You have to use the white button to solve this problem. My question is what causes this to happen? Has anyone seen this problem
before?

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by dheupel In reply to Network drive letters /no ...

Check to see that the system clock on the server, and the workstation are set to the right time zones for their location. If there are time-based login restrictions, this could cause an impact.

Something else to check, especially if you're running DHCP with WINS resolution on the server (or any PDC/BDC) on your network, is the WINS table. If there are duplicate active entries in the WINS database for each workstation, then WINS might be getting confused on resolving the workstation name, and then just having NT deny access to the share as a safeguard. Remember, there are three entries in the WINS database for each workstation logging into the network. So, if you see four (4) or more active entries in your WINS database for the same IP address, you might want to flush your WINS database so each workstation will re-register themselves the next time they log in to the network.

Since you aren't specific whether you have to shut down the server, or the workstation, if my suggestion doesn't solve your problem, please don't reject my answer - just leave it at that.

Good luck.

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by Slora In reply to Network drive letters /no ...

Check the event log on the server with the share that could not be accessed. There should be an event log message that may indicate why access was denied to the workstation.

Check NIC and driver version on the workstation. The NT CD has bad drivers for some cards, so an updated drivers from the manufacturer might help. Intel Pro/100 cards in particular can have some wacky problems if their driver is not updated.

Also try replacing the NIC and the network cable with a working spare to see if the problem disappears.

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by LPforever In reply to Network drive letters /no ...

I can rate the following answers yet.
This problem hasn't reoccurred.

If and when it does I will review these
answers.

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