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  • Strange mapped drive problem

    We have a number of users that use a database application, which requires a drive to a SQL server to be mapped. This has always been done on drive G via a login script in their GPO.

    Recently we upgraded that set of machines to XP (previously 2000), and for the most part they're fine.

    But theres one group of machines (all in the same area) that refuse to map drive G. Well not so much refuse, its there, and mapped, but just doesnt show up in My Computer and so the path that the application is looking for cant be found

    You can unmap it, remap it, use a script to delete and map it again, all no problems, but it just does not show up.
    When you goto unmap you can see the G drive sitting there though.

    Theres nothing else taking G (no USb drives or anything), no conflicting scripts trying to map the same drive. It doesnt matter what we map to G, it doesnt show

    If I log on as admin the drive appears fine, same with other users (different security groups, different GPO's)

    On other computers the users can get to the drive fine

    Im gonna go through it today, try every different combination and try and find whats causing it, but is this a documented problem? Cant find anything on the net about it
    Last edited by ghughes87; 19th April 2006, 09:38.

  • #2
    Re: Strange mapped drive problem

    Don't know if this will help

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;297694

    Have you also tried a small batch file a user that tries to create the share

    net use g: \\servername\sharename

    This should hopefully show if the drive is in use.

    Has the machine had a USB drive installed that MAY have used the letter g??

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    • #3
      Re: Strange mapped drive problem

      Will take a look at that, thanks

      That command is exactly what we've been using for the script, and it adds successfully. Also a net use G: /delete unmaps the drive successfully.

      The USB drive could be possible but its on a number of machines, and yesterday was their first day of use since being reimaged so I cant see it being that.

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      • #4
        Re: Strange mapped drive problem

        Originally posted by ghughes87
        Will take a look at that, thanks

        That command is exactly what we've been using for the script, and it adds successfully. Also a net use G: /delete unmaps the drive successfully.

        The USB drive could be possible but its on a number of machines, and yesterday was their first day of use since being reimaged so I cant see it being that.

        What was your imaging software??

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        • #5
          Re: Strange mapped drive problem

          Ghost Enterprise 8.0

          Ive just tried to see if I can recreate the problem on a VM (XP) and sure enough, it happens.
          However if I move the user into a different OU and create a new GPO with only the script and nothing else configured, the drive maps

          But I cant see what in their main GPO could be causing it considering it works for other users in the same OU

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          • #6
            Re: Strange mapped drive problem

            Just out of curiosity, what happens if you use a drive other than G to map to the SQL server?
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            • #7
              Re: Strange mapped drive problem

              It works fine, I can map it to X, Y, Z, anything
              Similarly if I try anything else to G it doesnt work

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              • #8
                Re: Strange mapped drive problem

                Which would point to somethng reserving that drive letter.

                When you imaged the software did you use a USB key in the master machine at all??

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                • #9
                  Re: Strange mapped drive problem

                  On the machines that have the mapping problem, what drives do they have?
                  1 1 was a racehorse.
                  2 2 was 1 2.
                  1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                  2 2 1 1 2

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