Shared folders not visible if FQDN is not used

Shared folders on one particular Windows 2003 file server are not visible from time to time.

For example, I have
"net use f:\server1\docs" in my login script, I can access f drive but no contents. If I use UNC, \\server1\ from start, run, the shared folder docs would not display at all either.

HOWEVER, if I use FQDN such as \\server1.domain.local\, everything works properly.

I guess it has something to do with this server hosting users' redirected "My Document" folders. No problem with any other file servers at all.

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by Wizard-09 In reply to Shared folders not visibl ...

Have a look at your DNS A records, you may need to add the A records for that server into the table, what happens it you try to ping the server from the cmd line without the FQDN in the front, do you get a reply.

Hope this helps.

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