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xp pro - file sharing problems

By FlemmingInc. ·
Hello :)

I'm having problems with local file sharing on 2 xp pro machines on a small workgroup network (app. 15 machines - a good mix of nt4, w98 w2k and xp).
Description:
PC1 (xp pro) is sharing a "local folder".
PC1 has a mounted network drive X:\"local folder" wich contains some ms-access .mdb files.
PC2 (xp pro) has the same network drive X:\PC1\"local folder".
This works fine when the PC's boot up and when accessing the share for the first time. But after a while, often (but not allways) after accessing the share a second time, PC2 freezes up and cannot regain access to X:. And what's even more surprising is that PC1 ALSO looses its access to X: (wich is on it's own harddrive!).
...any suggestions?

Niels

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by pacific_coast In reply to xp pro - file sharing pro ...

Is the lockup occurring while using access. Have you setup to use access as a "multiuser" db using the system mdw. Windows sometimes loses its drive mapping when disk access to the drive maps is denied for whatever reason. A workaround is to use a batch file in startup with net use to map the drives whenever Windows is restarted.

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