Re: Drive letter pointing to wrong server due to DFS?


Bakey
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Re: Drive letter pointing to wrong server due to DFS?

The old script was basically as follows:

net use s: /delete
net use s: \Domainshare

Now its:

net use s: /delete
net use s: \Server2share

The drive LOOKS like it’s mapped to the correct server (Server2) but if you look at the data on the drive, it’s not the correct data, indicating that it’s actually pointing to Server1, not Server2 as indicated.

For example, on the machine where I discovered this problem, we were looking for \server2shareaccountingreportsnew. That last directory “new” wasn’t there.

I unmapped the s drive, did an ipconfig /flushdns, and remapped to \server2share. That “new” directory still wasn’t there. If I mapped the drive to \domainshare and used the DFS tab to make Server2 the active server, the “new” directory showed up. If I forced the DFS to point to Server1, the “new” folder was gone again.

I know I have replication problems, but why do I have drive letters saying they’re pointing to Server2 when you’re actually pulling data from Server1?