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Drive Mapping

By dogknees ·
This is on that has been around for years, and I'd hoped might be resolved in Win7, but it appears I was wrong.

When trying to map a share from a server using a specific user name, I get the message "The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password. To connect using a different user name and password, first disconnect any existing mappings to this network share.".

Needless to say, the share in question is not actually mapped when this error is encountered. Is there a way to clear whatever is causing this problem and map the drive?

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What do you see

by neilb@uk In reply to Drive Mapping

- whan you have this problem - if you open a CMD window and run 'net use' ?

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Maybe

by dogknees In reply to What do you see

Not sure if the syntax is correct, but the following is what I'm seeing.

H>net use I: \\phofp01\unit$ /USER:rsmi\gbadmin
System error 85 has occurred.

The local device name is already in use.

Note that I: is not in use, now is the share mapped. There are other shares on the server mapped, but not this one.

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Not quite what I wanted

by neilb@uk In reply to Maybe

I just wanted the output of "net use" with no other parameters. Sometimes you can get a connection to IPC$ or some other system admin share that blocks the mapping you want. 'Net Use' will show all of the existing maps.

Just getting rid of the most obvious cause for your problem.

:)

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Second Try

by dogknees In reply to What do you see

This is what I see.

Status Local Remote Network

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OK F: \\phosql01\ProgramFiles Microsoft Windows Network
OK G: \\phosql01\ngadata Microsoft Windows Network
OK H: \\phofp01\GB$ Microsoft Windows Network
OK I: \\PHOFP01\Unit$ Microsoft Windows Network
OK J: \\PHOFP01\CFS$ Microsoft Windows Network
OK K: \\PER2\Ceedata$ Microsoft Windows Network
OK L: \\PHOFP01\NIT$ Microsoft Windows Network
OK N: \\PHOFP01\APPS Microsoft Windows Network
OK O: \\PHOFP01\COMMON Microsoft Windows Network
OK Q: \\pdcns08\d$ Microsoft Windows Network
OK S: \\phovmqr01\e$ Microsoft Windows Network
OK U: \\pdcns08\C$ Microsoft Windows Network
OK W: \\phovmsql01\d$ Microsoft Windows Network
OK X: \\pdcns08\e$ Microsoft Windows Network
OK Y: \\per4\express Microsoft Windows Network
OK Z: \\phovmqr01\c$ Microsoft Windows Network

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That's shows your I: drive mapped OK

by neilb@uk In reply to Second Try

but it doesn't show who has mapped the drive. I hoped it might show something useful.

You need to check in the Registry key HKCU\Network and check the drive list. That will show you the some information on the user that mapped the drive.

You will get err 85 if the drive is already mapped and you try to remap it with another user name without doing a net use I: /d first

You've got to love Windows.

:)

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One More Time

by dogknees In reply to What do you see

I hadn't unmapped the drive before running net use. The drive is usually mapped, I'm disconnecting, then attempting to map the same share using a different user name.

This net use listing is after disconnecting I:. If I now try and map it I get the error as previously described.

Status Local Remote Network

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OK F: \\phosql01\ProgramFiles Microsoft Windows Network
OK G: \\phosql01\ngadata Microsoft Windows Network
OK H: \\phofp01\GB$ Microsoft Windows Network
OK I: \\PHOFP01\Unit$ Microsoft Windows Network
OK J: \\PHOFP01\CFS$ Microsoft Windows Network
Disconnected K: \\PER2\Ceedata$ Microsoft Windows Network
OK L: \\PHOFP01\NIT$ Microsoft Windows Network
OK N: \\PHOFP01\APPS Microsoft Windows Network
OK O: \\PHOFP01\COMMON Microsoft Windows Network
OK Q: \\pdcns08\d$ Microsoft Windows Network
OK S: \\phovmqr01\e$ Microsoft Windows Network
OK U: \\pdcns08\C$ Microsoft Windows Network
OK W: \\phovmsql01\d$ Microsoft Windows Network
OK X: \\pdcns08\e$ Microsoft Windows Network
OK Y: \\per4\express Microsoft Windows Network
OK Z: \\phovmqr01\c$ Microsoft Windows Network

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